David Frasher's - Current Employment
City Manager - City of Oregon City, Oregon
I highly recommend David Frasher to any organization seeking a top level executive with exceptional professional knowledge and experience, outstanding communication skills, a strong commitment to ethical standards, and leadership abilities that are among the best that I have seen in my years of public service experience.~ Richard William Riggs, Senior Judge – State of Oregon
His memory is uncanny, his mind is sharp and you’re immediately greeted with a keen sense of professionalism and charm. The city (Grants Pass) has good reason to be proud of David Frasher.~ Mike Case, Grants Pass Now - a forum for civic mindedness and community wellness
My own experience in working with David Frasher, while I served in the Oregon House of Representatives, was excellent. I distinctly remember the outstanding job he did. He listened to our citizens and the businesses involved and didn’t budge. That’s a leader I respect.~ Gordon Anderson, past Representative of the State of Oregon, previous Mayor and City Councilor of Grants Pass
About David Frasher
David Frasher grew up on a farm in western Missouri, not far from President Harry Truman’s hometown of Independence. His father, an engineer, and mother eventually opened a successful small business, which they still own today. He earned a Bachelors Degree from MacMurray College, working summers for the Missouri Department of Transportation. After college he returned to the Kansas City area, beginning a career as a police officer with the Independence Missouri Police Department. He worked in Patrol, Crime Laboratory and Detective Divisions, eventually becoming a Major Case Investigator with Kansas City’s “Metro Squad.”
In 1990, David Frasher entered law school at Washington University where he was a Teaching Assistant in legal research and writing for two years, worked summers at a St. Louis law firm and part-time at the United States Attorney’s Office. After law school, he clerked at the Alaska Court of Appeals and then opened his own law practice.
In 1999, David Frasher returned to the Kansas City area and his first municipal manager’s position for the suburban community of Oak Grove, Missouri. Next, he served as the City Administrator of Ashland, Wisconsin, a charming full service port city on the shores of Lake Superior. He moved to southern Oregon in 2005 to accept the position as City Manager of Grants Pass, a rapidly growing community, becoming a “Credentialed Manager” with the International City Management Association (ICMA).
David Frasher recently left his position as City Manager of Grants Pass where he continues to reside and remain active in the community as he plans the next phase of his career in public service. He is excited about the challenges and opportunities that are ahead and remains enthusiastic about making our world a better place through service, leadership and education.