Davis leaders selected Assistant Yolo County Administrator Dirk Brazil as their new city manager on Monday night.
The Davis City Council voted 4-0-1 in closed session to extend a contingent offer to Brazil after conducting a nationwide search. Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis abstained. Brazil’s formal appointment is expected at the Council’s Oct. 21 meeting, city officials said.
“He’s smart, experienced, works well with others and knows our community,” Davis Mayor Dan Wolk said in a statement announcing the selection.
Despite launching a nationwide search that drew more than 80 candidates, Davis leaders found their new city manager right at home. Brazil is a University of California, Davis graduate, lives in the city and works in Woodland.
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“To take a leadership role in the city where I live is, to be honest, an incredible opportunity,” Brazil said in a statement.
The search came after Steve Pinkerton left in early 2014 to become general manager of the Incline Village General Improvement District in Nevada. Brazil has been Yolo County’s assistant county administrator the past eight years.
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