Deputy City Manager - Dave Mercier

Deputy City Manager Dave Mercier

Deputy City Manager Dave Mercier has more than three decades of senior management experience in state and local government.

During his professional career, he has served as the City Manager/CEO of four communities and came to Washington in 1997 to serve as the first City Manager of Battle Ground after their change in form of government.

When Washington’s newest city was incorporated in 2003, Dave was hired as the first City Manager of Spokane Valley. With a population of 82,000 at the time, the Spokane Valley start-up represented the largest decentralization of regional services in Washington State and reportedly the 2nd largest municipal incorporation in U. S. history.

For the past dozen years, Dave has also provided financial, strategic and organizational assessment consultation to county and local government clients in Washington and also internationally for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored technical assistance to local and regional governments in Eastern Europe.

A native of New England, Dave holds a bachelor of science and two graduate degrees from the University of Maine and is a 2001 graduate of the University of Washington Cascade Center’s Public Executive Program.

Dave has been designated a Credentialed City Manager by the International City/County Managers’ Association and served as the President of the Board of Directors for Washington’s Municipal Research and Services Center.

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