The City of West University Place operates under the council-manager form of government. As designated by the City Charter, the City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council and serves as the chief executive officer for the organization. He manages the day-to-day operations of the various city departments and staff, directing delivery of services and executing all city policies and ordinances. In addition, the City Manager and his staff guide all goals and strategies of City operations. Serving West University Place for over 13 years, Dave Beach is an accomplished public administrator with over 20 years of municipal experience.
His extensive public service background includes project management and contract administration; capital project development; financial and strategic planning and implementation; and asset leverage. Mr. Beach is a skilled professional adept in team building and working with regional, state and local officials as well as contractors and the community.
As the City Manager, Dave provides centralized direction and leadership for the effective and fiscally responsible administration and operations of all municipal services.
Dave is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Political Science and Government and holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University.