CHAMPAIGN - Champaign has a new City Manager. Champaign City Council voted to appoint Assistant City Manager Dorothy Ann David as City Manager beginning March 30, 2013, following the retirement of current City Manager Steve Carter on March 29, 2013. David will be the first City Manager appointed by the City Council in over 28 years.
"I am grateful to the Mayor and City Council for their confidence in my ability to
lead the City organization," said Dorothy David. "Champaign is my home; I love this
community. It truly is an honor to be chosen to serve as the next City Manager and to
support the City Council in achieving its vision for our future," she added.
Dorothy Ann David was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, is a credentialed City Manager with 25 years of local government experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Administration from Kent State University. David joined the City of Champaign in September of 1994 when she was hired as Neighborhood Services Director and was later appointed to Assistant City Manager by City Manager Steve Carter in October 2007.
Prior to joining the City of Champaign, David served as the Community and Neighborhood Services Director for Muskegon, Michigan for two (2) years and the Community Development Program Manager in Kansas City, Kansas for four (4) years. David began her career in Kansas City, Missouri with the L.P. Cookingham Public Management Internship Program.
David is an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager and a graduate of the Leadership ICMA Program. She is also an active member of ICMA, Illinois City/County Management Association, Big Ten City Managers Network, and the Champaign Police Pension Board Trustee.