The City of Burbank has reached a tentative agreement with Burbank Water and Power General Manager Ron Davis to serve as Interim City Manager following the departure of current City Manager Mark Scott in February.
Mr. Davis began working for the City of Burbank in 1998 as General Manager of Burbank Water and Power, the city-owned utility, where he oversees a $316-million budget and the supervision of 340 staff. During his 18-year tenure with BWP, Mr. Davis’ commitment to innovation and reliability earned the APPA Platinum Reliability Award for the electrical utility.
“Ron Davis has a proven track record of success here in Burbank,” said Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos. “Council was unanimous in our decision to select him to lead City staff during the recruitment process. We believe Ron Davis and Assistant City Manager Justin Hess form an outstanding team with the ideal experience to guide the City through the upcoming budget process and leadership transition.”
Council will vote Tuesday, January 26, 2016, on an employment agreement with Mr. Davis who would be paid the same salary he currently earns as BWP GM. Mr. Davis would begin his role as Interim City Manager, Saturday, February 6, 2016, after the departure of Mark Scott whose final day with the City of Burbank is Friday, February 5, 2016.
“I’m looking forward to working with the City Council, staff and members of our community,” said Ron Davis. “Burbank is a renowned city and I consider it an honor to be entrusted with helping maintain the high standards we’ve come to expect here.”
Council recently announced it has hired a recruitment firm to search for a permanent city manager. The search will include community engagement to receive input on the ideal city manager candidate. Mr. Davis is eligible to apply for the permanent city manager position, but the employment agreement allows him to return to his role as BWP GM if he chooses.