Top level managers have individual contracts that are approved by the City Council. Listed are the monthly salaries of these managers, as of July 2014, with benefits shown:

  • City Manager Mike Parness: $17,422, View the City Manager's Contract (PDF)
  • Assistant City Manager Nancy Weiss: $14,072
  • City Attorney Michael Barrett: $15,407
  • City Clerk Dorothy Roberts: $10,220
  • Community Development Department Director Richard Tooker: $13,136
  • Finance Department Director Brian Cochran: $13,401
  • Human Resources Director Darlene Colaso: $12,568
  • Fire Chief Steve Brassfield: $16,568
  • Parks and Recreation Services Department Director John Coates: $12,974
  • Police Chief Steve Potter: $16,509
  • Public Works Department Director Jack LaRochelle: $14,626


Employees of the City are represented by one of the following six employee groups which agree to compensation terms through the use of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

  • Administrative, Managerial and Professional Employees (AMP)
  • Napa City Employees Association (NCEA)
  • Napa City Firefighters Association (NCFA)
  • Napa Chief Fire Officers (NCFO)
  • Napa Police Officers Association (NPOA)
  • The Management Unit of the Napa Police Department

Visit the MOUs and Contracts page containing the full contracts with each of these organizations. You can also view more information on employee benefits and a complete list of all job descriptions and their corresponding pay ranges.

Benefit Related Documents