The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission and is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Bloomfield Hills. The City Manager is responsible for: ensuring the efficient operations of all city departments, enforcing all city laws and ordinances, creating and administering policy, strategic planning, and serving as the representative for the community with other governmental agencies. The City Manager provides leadership and vision to employees to accomplish the goals and objectives of the City Commission and our residents. The position is responsible for hiring and managing all city employees as described by the City Charter.
City Manager David Hendrickson was hired as the City’s Public Safety Director in June 2013 and became the Interim City Manager in September 2016. He was appointed City Manager in March 2017.
Mr. Hendrickson has spent the last 20 years as a manager and administrator. He has been a law enforcement officer for 35 years, is a certified firefighter, and currently serves as the City’s Public Safety Commissioner. David’s education includes a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University; he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Police Staff and Command.
David is a Credentialed City Manager through the International City/County Management Association. He is also a member of the Michigan Municipal Executives, Michigan Municipal League, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Bloomfield Historical Society, and a past member of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police and Oakland County Chiefs of Police Association.