Cristal Retana currently serves as the Mayor's Assistant in the City Council Office for Councilmember Adam McGough at City Hall in Dallas. She is an accomplished public servant with extensive experience working in various high-performance settings. Cristal has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in public management, policy analysis, project management, research, and community outreach. She is a highly capable professional who has played instrumental roles in strategic planning and in the implementation of several citywide projects.
Cristal is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Government. She used her transition from college to secure multiple internships, which turned into full-time job opportunities. Her dedication to public service is evident in her work history, as she has worked with various organizations that promote civic engagement, education, and proactive governance.
In her current role, Cristal is heavily involved in streamlining communication and operations within the City Council Office. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the councilmember's office and serves as the direct liaison with constituents, city department heads, and decision-makers. As an active member of the community, Cristal is skilled at working with various stakeholders to facilitate meaningful change and positive growth.