In March 2006, the City Council unanimously appointed Peter J. Dame to the position of City Manager. Mr. Dame brings to the City 12 years of municipal management experience. He is the former Deputy Village Manager of Oak Park, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago.
The City Manager's Office is responsible for the executive management of the highly diverse operations of the City of Grosse Pointe. The City Manager provides leadership, vision, and direction to the city service areas, implements city council policy, and works with city council and administrative staff to craft strategic and financial planning objectives.
The City Manager also serves in a highly visible capacity as an ambassador for the community and to other governmental agencies.