(530) 758-0204 FAX
(530) 757-5666 TDD
23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1
Davis, CA 95616
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
As the City’s chief executive officer, the City Manager provides administrative direction to city departments consistent with City Council policies.
The City Manager's Office provides support to members of the City Council to enable them to concentrate on policy matters. The City Manager's Office serves as city’s primary representative to other government agencies and private organizations.
The City Manager's Office implements the policy direction of the City Council and provides professional expertise in the management of a municipal corporation. It develops, advises, and makes recommendations to the City Council on policies, programs, and various city business matters. The City Manager's Office also oversees the general management of the city and coordinates the activities of city departments in providing direct services to the community.
The City Manager’s Office include the following divisions: Community Information, Outreach, & Engagement; Office of Innovation and Economic Vitality; Civic & Public Art; Media Services; Housing & Human Services; and City Clerk
Meet the City Manager
Dirk Brazil has served as the City Manager for the City of Davis since November 2014.
Prior to joining the City of Davis, Mr. Brazil served as the Assistant County Administrator for Yolo County for the previous eight years. During that time, Mr. Brazil worked on economic development, inter-government relations, natural resources management, legislative affairs, climate change/sustainability projects, and other regional initiatives. Mr. Brazil brings with him knowledge on a number of regional and intergovernmental projects including the Downtown University Gateway District (Nishi), the Woodland-Davis water project, UC Davis’ Seed Central and Food Central efforts, the Yolo County Climate Compact, the Innovation Park proposal process, the Yolo Natural Heritage Program, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and Community Choice Aggregation.
Prior to Yolo County, Mr. Brazil’s professional experience included positions as: District Director for then-State Assemblymember Lois Wolk; Chief Deputy in the California Department of Fish and Game; Chief Deputy in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; Policy Director for Gray Davis during his tenure as State Controller and Lieutenant Governor; as well as holding a variety of leadership positions in the California State Legislature.