Brighton needs new city manager

Bais DiSessa steps down after 13 months on the job


Brighton City Manager Jane Bais DiSessa resigned Oct. 11. She'd been on the job for almost 13 months and, according to a city statement, completed the terms of her contract.

No reason was given. The statement said the city council, her employer, was gratefuly for DiSessa's service "and wishes her well in her future endeavors."

“DiSessa has been a great asset to the city, especially during a time of uncertainty and challenges that have come with COVID-19,” said Brighton Mayor Greg Mills. “On behalf of the city council and staff, we appreciate all she has done to move Brighton in a positive direction this past year.” 


Deputy City Manager Marv Falconburg, who was the acting city manager once before, returns to that job while council decides what to do to find Bais DiSessa's replacement.


Bais DiSessa was the first female city manager in Brighton's history. She had more than 40 years experience in local government. Before coming to Brighton, she was the dputy mayor for the city of Pontiac, Michigan, where, according to a city of Brighton website, she led efforts to create a new vision for a revitalized downtown. She also developed Pontiac's Neighborhood Empowerment Project. Bais DeSessa also was the city manager in Berkley, Michigan, for 14 years.




Jane Bais DiSessa, Brighton city manager, Marv Falconburg


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