Monday, April 16, 2012

Brian McBroom named as new city manager

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (April 16, 2012) – The City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Brian K. McBroom as Commerce City’s new city manager tonight. McBroom, who has served as the interim city manager since December 2011, will receive an annual salary of $155,000.

“City Council has confidence in Brian’s ability to lead Commerce City into the future,” said Mayor Sean Ford. “Over the past four years, Brian demonstrated expertise in building successful teams and delivering results. His collaborative approach to problem-solving, respect among employees and proven history of accomplishment made him the best fit for the position.”

McBroom’s employment agreement maintains his current pension, health and leave benefits, provides for use of an existing city vehicle, establishes performance reviews every six months and outlines terms of severance.

“After reviewing the compensation packages for city managers in Adams County and throughout the metro area, City Council is confident this agreement is consistent with those of his peers,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dominick Moreno. “We look forward to Brian and his staff implementing city council’s goals and providing the services our residents expect on a daily basis.”

During his tenure with the city, McBroom served as deputy city manager and community development director. Under his leadership, the city adopted the first comprehensive plan document in 25 years as well as a complete re-write of the city’s land development code.

McBroom also reduced the size of the department during an economic recession, improving government efficiency without compromising resident services. He previously served eight years as the community development director for Auburn Hills, Mich.

“I want to thank council and staff for their confidence in my abilities and look forward to this next professional chapter in public service,” said McBroom. “Working together, we can make Commerce City a quality and prosperous community of which everyone can be proud.”

A University of Michigan alumnus with a B.A. in Sociology and Urban Studies, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. McBroom and his family currently reside in Commerce City.