Tanisha Briley joined the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland as City Manager in September 2020. The City has a professional staff of more than 600 employees with a budget of $72.5 million, serving a population of just over 69,650 people. Briley’s twenty-year public service career includes 16 years in city management in the cities of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Davenport, Iowa. Prior to city management, Briley worked in higher education at The Ohio State University and as a legislative staffer in the Ohio Senate. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University, where she was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in 2010. Briley is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and holds several other certifications in local government management. Briley is an active member of the International City/County Management Association and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. She also served on the MissionSquare Retirement Board of Directors for eight years including two as Chair. Briley is also a member of the Visiting Committee at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, where she previously taught graduate courses as an adjunct member of the faculty.
Board Governance, Budget and Finance, Civic Engagement, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Government Operations/Innovation, Pensions, Social Equity, Urban Affairs
Academic Faculty, Budgeting and Finance, City Management, Change Management, Intergovernmental, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, State Government, Strategic Planning