Andrew Scott was appointed as City Budget Director in December 2012, when that position was created along with the City Budget Office (CBO). Andrew leads a talented team of financial analysts who develop and monitor the City’s annual budget, review and evaluate program performance, and provide analysis, recommendations and advice to the Mayor and Council on a variety of fiscal, economic, and policy issues. The CBO also prepares regular economic forecasts under the direction of the City Economist.
Andrew has worked in Portland City government for 15 years in budgeting, financial planning, and business operations. Prior to that, Andrew spent five years as a policy analyst and deputy branch chief at the federal Office of Management and Budget. Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts from Drew University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and is currently a member of the Government Finance Officers Association Executive Board. A native Oregonian, Andrew is excited to be working for one of the world’s most vibrant cities.