Yvonne Martinez is the Chief of Policy, Research and Training in the Division of Local Government and School Accountability at The Office of the State Comptroller. She has been with the Agency since 2001 and in public service since 1999.
In her current position, Yvonne develops and leads the Division’s research and data analysis activities, in support of the Comptroller’s policy agenda. Yvonne also directs the Division’s local official training and outreach efforts across the State, many of which involve close collaboration with key local government and school district associations.
Yvonne has been closely involved in a number of major initiatives, including implementation of the State’s property tax cap and tax freeze, rollout of Comptroller DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System and development and publication of numerous policy reports.
Yvonne has a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio and started her career with New York State as a Public Management Intern in the State Education Department.