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The City of Portland, Oregon

City Budget Office

Director's Bio


As the Interim City Budget Director, Jessica Kinard leads a 16-person team focused managing the budget process, supporting Council budget decision-making, and providing unfiltered information and analysis to elected officials, bureaus, and the public.  

Jessica began her career in public service working for Mayor Ed Lee in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance, where she helped annually manage and balance the City and County’s budget as it grew to over $8 billion. She has been with Portland’s budget office since 2015.

Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.