County Manager Biography

Don Davis joined Jefferson County as county manager in May of 2017.

Don-Davis-bioDavis, born in 1968 in Dover, New Jersey, graduated from Dover High School in June 1986. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1990.

From 1990 until 2017, Colonel Davis served his country in many different roles, locations and commands. He was deployed numerous times, including to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan as the Commanding Officer for Marine Corps Logistics Command Forward. The last few years of his career in the Marines, he assumed command of the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia for three years and then was the Chief of NORAD-NORTHCOM Theater Strategy and Campaign Plans Division.

After he retired from the military, his next adventure as county manager, serving the citizens of Jefferson County, Colorado. He joined Jeffco in May 2017, where he continues to implement his leadership philosophy of 5-4-3-2-1; five words: “All Men are Created Equal”; four words: “In the Beginning God”; three Words: “I Love You”; two words: “Commitment, Courage”; and one word: “Humility.”

Davis is a graduate of the Advanced Logistics Officers Course and the Marine Corps Logistics Education Program at Penn State.  He holds two Master's Degrees; one in Public Administration from Webster University, graduating with high honors in March 1996 and a second Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College.

He and his wife, Becky have been married 27 years, and have been blessed with four children; Kaitlyn (25), Mackenzie (23), Jack (16), and Luke (14).