Jane Bais DiSessa


Jane Bais DiSessa currently serves as the City Manager of Brighton, CO

She previously served as Deputy Mayor of Pontiac, Michigan and City Manager for the City of Berkley, Michigan. The City Manager is responsible for supervising all City departments, preparing and submitting the City’s Annual Budget, implementing City Council policies, and other operational duties as requested by the Mayor and City Council.

Appointed on August 20, 2001 by the Berkley City Council, Jane Bais DiSessa is the 14th City Manager for the City of Berkley, Michigan. A native Texan, Jane received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Master of Science degree in Public Administration from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Her career as a Public Administrator has taken her to Texas and Michigan, where she has worked for a total of six cities, and has held the position of City Manager for three of those communities. Having worked with both large and small municipalities, her job experience is diverse, and has worked in all areas associated with the provision of public service.

Currently, Jane is a Board member and a past Chairperson for the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA). Consisting of twelve member cities, SOCRRA is one of the largest solid waste authorities in southeast Michigan. Jane also serves as Secretary to the Berkley Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Trustees and is currently active in the following international, state and local professional organizations: International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA): Vice-President for Mid-West Region (2003-2006), Conference Evaluation Chair (2008) and Conference Chair (2010 in San Jose, CA);  International Hispanic Network (IHN): President 2006-2009, Past President 2009-2010; Michigan Local Government Managers Association (MLGMA): Board Member 2000-2003; Michigan Municipal League (MML); Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG): Alternate Delegate; Oakland County City Managers Association (OCCMA).

Contact Information

Jane Bais DiSessa
City Manager’s Office
City of Pontiac
47450 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342-5009
(248) 758-3322