In a release from the City of Yakima, it was announced by current city manager Cliff Moore that Ana Cortez will become the new Assistant City Manager.

The position has been unfilled since 2012 but the position has historically been a part of the city's management. Cortez, who graduated in 1991 with a master's degree of public administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs, will begin on December 1st with a starting salary of $137,000 plus benefits.