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Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez, Economic Development Director

Daniel Ortiz HernandezDaniel Ortiz-Hernandez is the Economic Development Director for the City of Webster City as well as the City Manager.  

Daniel Ortiz-Hernandez started as Webster City’s City Manager on October 31, 2016. Prior to Webster City he served as the City Administrator in Kimball, Nebraska responsible for the City’s services and utilities. While in Nebraska Daniel was active in a variety of groups and boards including the Municipal Energy Association of Nebraska, Public Alliance for Community Energy, Nebraska Economic Developers Association, Western Nebraska Economic Development Group, and League of Nebraska Municipalities Legislative Committee, and the Panhandle Area Development District.

Prior to Kimball, Daniel served as a Management Analyst in the City Manager’s Office for the City of Casa Grande, Arizona. He was responsible for legislative and intergovernmental affairs, economic development initiatives, budgeting and fiscal analysis, strategic planning, and special projects. In addition to his experience in Casa Grande, Daniel also served in roles with the Alliance for Innovation, the Housing Authority for the City of Los Angeles, the JusticeCorps program with the Los Angeles Superior Court, and as a teaching assistant with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Daniel earned his Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in urban management from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Northridge. In addition, he completed the Southwest Leadership program at the University of Arizona and earned a Certificate in Management and Organizations. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Iowa City/County Management Association (IaCMA) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

He can be reached via email at dortiz@webstercity.com or by calling 515-832-9151.