Public Finance, Budgeting, Government, Tax Policy, Pensions
Anna Adams was appointed as the budget director for the City of Philadelphia in January 2016 by Mayor Jim Kenney, managing a $4 billion annual general operating budget and a $3 billion annual capital budget. Prior to her current position, Adams was chief of staff and deputy director of the Finance Department, providing strategic direction and analysis to the finance director and the mayor’s office, and communicating the administration’s positions on key policy areas affecting Philadelphia including tax policy, education funding, and land use to elected officials, residents and media. Previously, she was deputy budget director for the City, where she authored Five Year Financial and Strategic Plans, forecasted and monitored City cash-flow, and helped to develop a performance management system to monitor the mayor’s goals. She also has worked as a legislative director at the European Parliament in Brussels and as a communications director at the National Assembly for Wales. Adams has a master’s degree in government administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of Nottingham.