BOULDER, Colo. – Boulder City Manager Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde today announced the promotion of two internal candidates to fill two newly defined Assistant City Manager positions.
Mark Woulf, currently the city’s budget officer, will transition out of the Finance Department and step into a vacant assistant city manager position. Pam Davis, who joined the City Manager’s Office in 2018 and has served as assistant city manager since 2020, will continue with her same title but have increased authority and responsibilities.
Both assistant city manager positions have been redefined and reclassified to allow for supervision of department directors and other key city staff.
The promotions will take effect on Oct. 30.
“I am excited to increase the City Manager’s Office’s capacity for strategic thinking, financial and data acumen, organizational culture development, management of complex projects, and executive-level coaching and supervision with these two exemplary leaders,” Rivera-Vandermyde said.
Both Woulf and Davis have impressive backgrounds and played a key role in many of the organization’s major accomplishments.
Mark has been with the city since 2018, serving first as a senior manager in Community Vitality before becoming lead of the budget team in 2021. In this key strategic role, Mark developed and oversaw the implementation of a strategic and more coordinated budget process that seeks to align funding with key priorities and demonstrated outcomes. Under his leadership, the city has made significant strides in budgeting for resilience during uncertain and constrained times.
Mark has also distinguished himself as a trusted advisor across the organization in understanding both gaps and opportunities, identifying and distilling policy options, and collaborating with colleagues and external partners to address challenges.
Prior to coming to Boulder, Mark served as assistant city manager with the City of Englewood, as well as director of Food and Alcohol Policy for the Mayor’s Office in Madison, Wisconsin. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado-Denver and a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Growing up in Colorado and being a part of this organization for the past five years, I truly appreciate how special this place is,” Woulf said, “I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to continue to serve this community and organization and be a small part of building a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient city.”
Pam Davis joined the City Manager’s Office in 2018 and has served as assistant city manager since 2020. She has led many high-priority initiatives for the city, including serving as our COVID response and recovery manager; overseeing the evolution of the Sustainability, Equity and Resilience Framework and companion strategic planning efforts; onboarding and coaching a new clerk’s office team; coordinating cross-departmental tribal relations work; and serving as the city’s first executive liaison to the LGBTQ+ community. Most recently, Pam stepped in as interim administrator for the Municipal Court.
Prior to her tenure in Boulder, Pam worked as assistant to the city manager in Goodyear, Arizona, and as budget officer for Sierra Vista, Arizona. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in government from Smith College. In 2022, she incorporated the nonprofit professional association CivicPRIDE to support LGBTQ+ public servants and was named #6 in Top Local Government Influencers by ELGL (Engaging Local Government Leaders).
“Working for the people of Boulder has been the most fulfilling chapter of my career as we have navigated tremendous challenges and continuously improved how our city government serves those who need us most,” Davis said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to enhance my contributions to our community alongside an incredible team of leaders.”