City Manager

Meet City Manager: Dana Tarpening

Dana Tarpening

Dana Tarpening is the Brookfield City Manager. Dana was appointed Brookfield City Manager May 2013 after serving as Brookfield’s City Clerk since 1986.

The City of Brookfield operates under a council/manager form of government. This system of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council, with the managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and acts as the chief executive and administrative officer of the city. She has the responsibility to see that the council’s policies and procedures are administered effectively and efficiently.

The City Manager supervises all city personnel except the City Attorney and Municipal Judge. The City Manager often represents the city at regional, state, and federal functions as well as in community projects.