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Tanisha Briley

MEMBER SINCE: 2020

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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.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
City Manager
City of Gaithersburg, MD
2020
Present
City Manager
Ohio Senate
City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio
2013
2020
Assistant City Administrator
City of Davenport, Iowa
2010
2013
Assistant to the City Administrator
City of Davenport, Iowa
2007
2010
Management Analyst
City of Davenport, Iowa
2006
2007
Graduate Assistant
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
2004
2005
Coordinator of Academic Studies
Office of Minority Affairs
The Ohio State University
2002
2005
Legislative Aid
Ohio Senate
Ohio General Assembly
2001
2002
Adjunct Faculty
Levin College of Urban Affairs MPA Program
Cleveland State University
2014
Primary Policy Areas

Board Governance, Budget and Finance, Civic Engagement, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Government Operations/Innovation, Pensions, Social Equity, Urban Affairs

Primary Sector of Expertise

Local

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Budgeting and Finance, City Management, Change Management, Intergovernmental, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, State Government, Strategic Planning