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Brimm has been selected by the Mayor and City Council to be Columbia's next City Administrator with an anticipated starting date of September 9th. Douglas R. Brimm, a Dupo native, brings 10 years of local government management experience to the City of Columbia. For the past 7 years, He has served as the first City Administrator for the City of Trenton, Illinois where he worked to oversee construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, revitalized the City's economic development efforts, and modernized City government. He previously held the position of Management Analyst for the City of Collinsville, Illinois. Brimm holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Public Administration and Policy Analysis Degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Brimm currently resides in Trenton with his wife, Alicia, and three children, Leah, Charlie, and Hannah. They plan to relocate to Columbia.
Statement from Douglas Brimm: "I am grateful to Mayor Hutchinson and the City Council for this opportunity to join the City of Columbia. The Mayor, City Council, Department Heads and City Staff all exemplify the City's commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Columbia's residents and creating an inviting business environment. I plan to work with the City's leadership team to ensure Columbia continues trending in a positive direction. My family and I look forward to joining the community."