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Andrew Belknap

Managing Director

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Andy Belknap is a managing director with Baker Tilly’s public sector advisory practice.

Andy has more than 20 years of local government experience, including service as a city manager, public works director and consultant to California municipalities, counties and special districts. His areas of expertise include fiscal and budget analysis, municipal restructuring, governance models and developing service delivery partnerships and functional consolidations to take advantage of economies of scale in public sector service delivery. Andy has served more than 100 California local governments, many on multiple occasions, including 17 of the largest 20 cities.

A trained economist, Andy brings special experience to fiscal analysis and public finance issues. His blend of quantitative skills, coupled with a practitioner’s understanding of public services and management systems, adds value to all types of organizational and policy analysis.

  • Led numerous projects to address structural fiscal deficits in diverse settings including the cities of San Jose, Fremont, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Bakersfield, Sacramento and Tracy, California as well as the Ports of Oakland and West Sacramento
  • Served as an expert witness in the City of Vallejo’s bankruptcy proceeding
  • Served as project manager for the City of Stockton’s AB 56 process mediation and subsequent chapter 9 bankruptcy and recovery
  • Managed the City of San Bernardino’s bankruptcy and developed a plan of adjustment for the city, which led to fundamental changes in governance and operations
  • Develops alternative service delivery arrangements over a broad array of municipal services including law enforcement, fire, EMS, code enforcement, public works, parks and recreation and community development
  • Served more than 200 California and Nevada local governments
  • Helped develop a tool for modeling “revenue loss” and other eligible funding uses, as specified in the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) legislation and Treasury rules


Chicago, IL


Master’s degree in economics, with a specialty in public finance
Bachelor’s degree in math/economics
University of California, Santa Barbara