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Dana_Cortez_-_July_2010_-_SmallDana Cortez (2010 to Present)

3031 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone:   (310) 618-5801
Fax: (310) 618-2907


Effective September 9, 2019 the Human Resources Division is handling ALL 457 deferred compensation inquires and form processing (i.e. changing deferral amount, updating beneficiary information, requesting a withdrawal, etc.). Please contact the Human Resources Division at (310) 618-2960 and for more information regarding the City’s benefits select the link below.


The City Treasurer is responsible for receiving and depositing all monies coming to the City and is responsible for the investment of idle funds.  In Torrance, the City Treasurer serves a dual capacity as an elected position and department head for the City Treasurer's office.

City Treasurer Dana Cortez started working for the City of Torrance on September 11, 2000 as the Deputy City Treasurer.  She held this position until her election to the post that was vacated by the retirement of former City Treasurer Linda Barnett on June 2010.

Prior to her employment at the City of Torrance, Dana Cortez's public sector career began with the City of Hermosa Beach as the Deputy City Treasurer from November 1995 through September 2000.  She also worked in the private sector as assistant controller for Liberty Savings and Loan, assistant controller for ET Consultant, Office Manager for Dart Warehouse Corp, and Auditor/Accounting Clerk for Park Hyatt Los Angeles.

Dana Cortez earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations with an emphasis in Global Economics from the University of Southern California.

She resides in Torrance with her husband and their three daughters.


100 Years of Torrance City Treasurers

Harry_Dolley-Treasurer_1921(1) Harriet_Leech-Treasurer_1939(2) Tom_Rupert-Treasurer(1) Linda_Barnett-Treasurer
Harry H. Dolley
1921 to 1938 
Harriett V. Leech
1938 to 1964 
Thomas Rupert
1964 to 1993 
Linda Barnett
1993 to 2010 

The City Treasurer is responsible for creation and implementation of investment policy, investing of all municipal funds, and daily monitoring of surplus funds.  The City Treasurer manages all banking relations and activity including funds held with our Fiscal Agents and the administration of the City's Employees Deferred Compensation Plans.  The City Treasurer's Office is responsible for receipting all revenue activity.  Responsibilities of the City Treasurer's Office include:

Investment Portfolio

Investment Reports


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