COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 30th . Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals until further notice.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media 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.