COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

The City of Baytown facilities and offices are open for business. Due to COVID-19 some departments may still be operating in a modified fashion. Please contact the department you plan to conduct business with directly if you have specific questions as to modification to services or location.

We continue to follow CDC guidelines for the safety of our employees and citizens and will keep you updated via social media and other communication channels

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Role of the City Manager

The daily business of City operations is the responsibility of the City Manager, the city's Chief Executive Officer, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The City Manager prepares recommendations and implements the policy direction approved by the Mayor and City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the administration of City services by exercising effective leadership and management of the City. City personnel report to the City Manager.


Richard L. Davis, City Manager

Richard L. Davis is a 20-year local government veteran.  He is a credentialed municipal manager by the International City and County Management Association (ICMA) and an active member of both Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi academic societies.

Rick received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University in 1994 and his bachelor’s degree in public relations from BYU in 1988. He graduated top of his class from the Romney Institute for Public Management (Marriott School of Management).

Mr. Davis has served over the years on numerous local, national, and international boards and is the former President of the Utah City Management Association.  In addition to Texas, Rick has managed cities in Utah and Arizona.  He and his wife Aimee have been married since 1988 and have three children.