City Administration


City Manager Philip Rodriguez


The City of Brighton operates under the Council-Manager form of government, through a Home Rule Charter. The City Manager position serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer for the City and is responsible for the proper administration of all affairs of the City. The daily business of City operations is the responsibility of the City Manager, who is appointed by the City Council. In addition, the City Manager prepares recommendations for Council consideration and implements the policy direction approved by the City Council. City personnel report to the City Manager.

Brighton City Council selected Philip Rodriguez as Brighton City Manager July 20, 2017.

Before coming to Brighton, Rodriguez was the City Manager of Athens, Texas since March 2015. Prior to that, he served as a management & project consultant to the City Manager for the City of Southlake, Texas, the City Manager and Executive Director of Economic Development for the City of Fate, Texas, and the City Manager in Van Alstyne, Texas. Prior to his role as a city manager, Rodriguez served as the assistant city manager for the City of Cedar Park, Texas and a management fellow for the City of San Antonio. Additionally, Rodriguez worked as a management consultant for cities and businesses across Texas, Kansas and the Rocky Mountain region.

Rodriguez earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Colorado Christian University and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas. Rodriguez is a member of the International City and County Management Association, the Texas City Management Association including statewide ethics committee member and previous president of East Texas City Management Association. He has served as a volunteer for the Boys& Girls Club, the International Boys Shelter and as a youth soccer coach.

Rodriguez is a fifth-generation Colorado native, having spent his first 20 plus years in Adams County.

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