City Manager

Dave Slezickey

Phone: (405) 751-8861

Dave Slezickey is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible
for the execution of the laws, ordinances, and policies of the City. He
administers the affairs of the municipal government, is responsible to the City Council and serves at their pleasure.  Per the City Charter, his duties include:

  • Appoints, removes, demotes, suspends, etc., all subordinate officers
    and employees of the City.
  • Supervises and controls all officers and City employees.
  • Prepares an annual budget for submittal to the Council.
  • Reports to the Council on the finances and the administrative activity
    of the City.
  • Keeps the Council informed of the financial condition and the future
    needs of the City and exercises all other powers and functions
    prescribed by Ordinance.



Dave began his professional career in local government in 2009 after leaving active Army service with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.  He has prior municipal experience as a volunteer firefighter and city councilmember.  He has an MBA with and emphasis in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University in 2010, and a BA from the University of Oklahoma with a dual major in History and Political Science.  He currently serves as a Command Sergeant Major in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.  He holds an Accredited Manager credentialing from the City Management Association of Oklahoma and is an International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager.

His wife Melissa is a junior high school guidance counselor and assistant principal with Kingfisher Public Schools.  Their son Cash is a high school senior planning to attend Oklahoma State University.  Their daughter Mattie is in eighth grade.  In lieu of hobbies, Dave and Melissa enjoy chasing their kids around softball fields, basketball gyms, track meets and golf meets throughout the year.  They have a dog named Murray and a cat named Gizmo.