City Manager/City Clerk's Office


1198 El Camino Real
Colma, CA 94014
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; closed 12 pm - 1pm

The City Manager / City Clerk Department is located in Town Hall and provides support to residents, members of the City Council and staff. Department functions include general managerial oversight of departments and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects as well as traditional City Clerk functions such as records management, City Council support and elections.  Upon adoption by the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for preparing and managing the Town budget which balances the cost of providing Town services within its available financial resources.

The City Manager / City Clerk Department is staffed by the City Manager, City Clerk  and two Administrative Technicians. 

Brian Dossey, City Manager
Brian Dossey, City Manager

Brian Dossey, City Manager 

Mr. Dossey has served the Town of Colma for over twenty years.  Brian started as Recreation Manager in 2003, was promoted to the Director of Recreation Services in 2005, Administrative Services Director in 2016, and City Manager in December 2017.  During Brian's time at the Town he has led the Recreation Department and Human Resources, managed Town-wide Facility, Information Technology and Landscape Contracts,  served as the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Coordinator, Risk Manager and Safety Committee Chair, developed and managed Capital Improvement Projects, and served on County and Regional committees such as the San Mateo County Recreation Directors group and Associated of Bay Area Governments Pooled Liability Assurance Network (ABAG PLAN).

Brian's familiarity with the Residential and Business community,  Leadership Team and Staff enabled him to hit the ground running keeping projects and programs moving forward, achieving City Council Goals as set through the Strategic Plan and Capital Improvement Program.  Brian understands the importance of community and is always keeping their interest in mind when presenting solutions to difficult problems.

Brian has over 27 years of municipal government experience serving the communities of Colma, San Bruno, Lafayette, and Breckenridge, CO.

Mission Statement

Town Hall Staff is proud to serve residents, businesses, colleagues and the general public. In partnership with the City Council, we meet the changing needs of the community through open communication and careful use of resources.  Our contributions enrich us professionally and enhance the quality of life for all who live and work in the Town of Colma.

Statements of Economic Interest - Form 700

Public officials, designated employees and certain consultants who hold positions that involve making or participating in the making of decisions, which may foreseeably have a material effect on the holder's financial interests must file Statements of Economic Interest. Public officials are specified in Government Code Section 87200.  Such positions are listed in the Town's Conflict of Interest Code.  Forms are available at the FPPC website.

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