David Wilson is the City of West Hollywood’s Assistant City Manager. He has been with the City of West Hollywood for more than 18 years. As Assistant City Manager, David implements the vision, broad policy goals, and ongoing strategic programs of the City Council and City Manager to ensure that operations remain true to, and consistent with, the mission and Core Values of the City of West Hollywood. This is accomplished by providing leadership, executive direction, and oversight of all City operations and services; establishing performance management goals and standards for all City departments; ensuring that City government responds to the needs of the community in a timely and effective manner; and enabling City management and staff to work collaboratively and creatively in addressing the issues and concerns of our constituency.
David also serves as the City’s Risk Manager. As such, he oversees strategies that aim to identify, asses and prepare for risks while positioning the City to take advantage of opportunities to achieve stated goals and objectives.
Prior to becoming Assistant City Manager, David was the City of West Hollywood’s Director of Finance and Technology Services. In that position, he was responsible for overseeing the department’s three divisions, which include General Accounting, Revenue Management, and Information Technology, as well as acting as the City Treasurer. Prior to being appointed Director of Finance & Technology Services David served as the City’s Budget and Compensation Manager for four years; his duties included preparing and monitoring the City’s budget and oversight of the City’s payroll and benefits. He has also been a Senior Management Analyst in the City Manager’s Department and a Project Development Administrator in the Redevelopment & Housing.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in Planning from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California.