Wednesday, April 7, 2010

David Frasher was the City Manager of Grants Pass

David Frasher, City Manager was also the Budget Officer
David Frasher was appointed as City Manager of Grants Pass, Oregon in October 2005. As the City Manager of Grants Pass, David Frasher was responsible for daily operations of all municipal departments including administration, finance, police/fire, public works, community development, human resources, and parks & community services. He is a member of the International City Management Association and is an ICMA Credentialed Manager. David Frasher, City Manager also served as the city's Budget Officer and managed the Grants Pass Redevelopment Agency, including the Agency budget of approximately 2.5 million annually.

Commendable work by David Frasher, City Manager
In his four-year tenure from October 2005 to August 2009, David Frasher received accolades from the City Council and the community for his service as City Manager of Grants Pass. The City Manager and his staff administered and developed cost-effective and innovative ways to implement the prescribed goals of the City. David Frasher, City Manager bridged the gap between residents, employees, and Council members. He communicated with other members of the community to build effective working relationships. He also coordinated and directed all city operations in general, oversaw capital improvements, and ensured equitable enforcement of the city's ordinances.

Marked achievements by David Frasher
During his service in Grants Pass, David Frasher dramatically improved relationships with employee labor groups, avoiding costly arbitration while successfully negotiating new contracts with significant savings for the municipality. He also worked with Council and staff to win voter approval of a $9.8 million capitol levy for the construction of new police and fire facilities. He further led community efforts to employ boulevard concepts and business-friendly roadway design in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation on an estimated $35 million project. David Frasher, City Manager also developed, implemented, and updated several new growth management policies aimed at increasing sustainability, including new system development charges, transportation safety policies, and local improvement district policies.

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