The City of Davis announced today that Assistant City Manager and Director of Community Development, Economic Development and Sustainability Ashley Feeney is expected to depart his current position at the end of the month to become the city manager of Citrus Heights. Feeney’s new appointment will be voted on by the Citrus Heights City Council on Jan. 13.

Feeney joined the City of Davis in March 2016 as the assistant director of community development and sustainability and was promoted to director of that department in December 2017. Feeney has served in his current role as Assistant City Manager since December 2018.

During Feeney’s tenure many City development projects came to fruition – the Hyatt House hotel, the Marriott Residence Inn, the Nugget Markets headquarters, the Mars cocoa division Davis location, the Archer Daniels-Midland Davis office location, the Davis Identity apartment complex on Russell, Ryder on Olive apartments and Sterling Apartments on Fifth Street.

“Working with our City staff team under City Manager Mike Webb’s leadership in serving the Davis community has been a real privilege,” said Feeney. “I am especially proud of our work with our local partners to support the survival of our Davis businesses during the pandemic.”

“I’d like to thank Ash for his leadership and the expertise that he brought to our team.  Ash will be an excellent City Manager for Citrus Heights, and we wish him the very best in his new role,” said City of Davis City Manager Mike Webb. “We have many steady hands to navigate a transition for the Community Development& Sustainability department. I will share our transition plans before the end of January.”