Reinventing The Relationship Between Government and People

Author Archives: Deanna J. Santana

About Deanna J. Santana

With almost 20 years of experience in public service, Deanna has been serving as Oakland’s City Administrator since August 2011. She is a recognized leader in public policy and local government management. Prior to her current position, Deanna held several executive positions and worked on a variety of high level initiatives for San Jose, CA. Deanna began her career in public service as a Management Intern with the City of Oakland. Deanna holds two Bachelor of Art degrees, in Rhetoric and Ethnic Studies, from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Reinventing The Relationship Between Government and People

Posted on June 4th, by Deanna J. Santana in About the Public Sector, Innovations, Social Media. No Comments

As local governments have down-sized staffing and dramatically reduced services to survive the Great Recession and other economic challenges in recent years, we’ve often been told that we’ll just have to do more with less. Yet, at the very same time that government agencies are shrinking, technology has exploded, with new applications, tools and services … Read More »