City Manager


The main suite for the city manager's office is located on the second floor of City Hall with additional staff housed on the third floor. 

The city manager is appointed by the city commission and is the city's chief administrative officer. The manager is responsible for implementing city policy as determined by the city commission, providing day-to-day operations and leadership for the various city departments, and representing the city to the community and other agencies and groups.

The city manager's office accepts and forwards messages for the Mayor of Royal Oak, who is elected to the part-time position by the majority of registered voters of Royal Oak.

Services and Staff

Donald Johnson, city manager

Ph: 248-246-3200 | Email:

James Krizan, assistant to the city manager

Ph: 248-246-3204 | Email:

Judy Davids, community engagement

Ph: 248-246-3201 | Email

Kayla Barber-Perrotta, management analyst & grant writing

Ph: 248-246-3200  | Email:


Results of Citizen Survey

The city manager's office biennially facilitates a public opinion survey conducted by Cobalt Community Research. The most recent survey was presented to the Royal Oak City Commission on December 21, 2015. The reports are as follows:


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm; Fridays, 8 am - noon



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