Manuel Esquibel has been Brighton's City Manager since 2009. He previously served as the Assistant City Manager from 2001-2009. With more than 40 years experience in local government, he has also served as City Manager in Kansas and California. He earned his bachelor's degree in behavior science and attended Public Administration graduate school at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He was recently recognized by the International City/County Management Association for his 40 years of service to local government.