Riverton City officials are pleased to announce that David R. Brickey has been appointed as city manager. The appointment was made official by the Riverton City Council on Tuesday, May 19. The approval of a contract of employment was unanimous.
“Out of a pool of 90 candidates, David was a standout applicant,” said Mayor Trent Staggs. “We are glad to have him on board and know his great experience will help achieve the strategic priorities and execute the policy determined by the elected officials.”
Brickey comes to Riverton after serving as city manager in West Jordan for the last two years, a role that was no longer needed as West Jordan transitioned to a new form of government with a full-time mayor. Prior to that role, he served for two years as West Jordan’s city attorney. He served as county attorney in Summit County for 10 years. Preceding his time as county attorney, he worked as chief prosecutor and deputy county attorney in Summit County for eight years and as chief deputy county attorney in Iron County for four years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah and a juris doctor degree from Willamette University.
“I’m honored to be able to serve as city manager in Riverton,” said Brickey. “Exciting things are happening in this city, and I’m eager to join and lead a dedicated group of employees. I look forward to helping our elected officials achieve the goals they have set for this city and help this community reach its full potential.”
In Riverton, all 167 full-time equivalent employees ultimately report to the city manager. Brickey will lead an executive team consisting of 10 department heads and appointed officials as he fulfills his role. In addition to the management of staff, his primary responsibilities include executing the priorities and policy determined by the elected officials, managing city facilities and resources, and exercising administrative control of all city operations.