Tahoe Donner Hires David Mickaelian as General Manager

Association News, Member News

Truckee, Calif (May 6, 2020) – The Tahoe Donner Board of Directors has selected David Mickaelian as the next Tahoe Donner General Manager. Mickaelian comes with an impressive history of leadership and has held the title of city manager of Healdsburg, California since 2015. His expected start date is July 13, 2020.

“After a strong search process and extensive interviews with several qualified candidates, the board unanimously selected David Mickaelian to lead our association, and we are so pleased that he’ll be joining the team in July,” said board president Charles C. Wu. “His background shows impressive leadership and experience with key issues that are core to our community, such as recreation and fire safety.”

Prior to being appointed to city manager, Mickaelian served as assistant city manager and community services director in Healdsburg, a full-service city with approximately 145 full-time employees and an annual budget near $80 million. Initially hired in 2005 as the community services director, his ability to adapt to changing community expectations and evolving operational requirements and projects will bring experience and expertise to Tahoe Donner.

The city of Healdsburg operates police, fire, electric, water, wastewater, public works and administrative services and community services departments including a golf course, parks, an event center, open spaces and other facilities. In addition, Mickaelian has successfully led Healdsburg through wildfire incidents, development of outdoor recreation and community management.

“I believe being city manager for Healdsburg and overseeing such a broad range of facilities, services and programs has prepared me well for my new role as the Tahoe Donner General Manager,” Mickaelian assures. “TD has an incredible reputation – I am so excited to work with the board, staff and homeowners as we continue to move the organization forward.”

A California native, David and his wife Michelle have two children and a dog named Juno. His daughter is finishing her freshman year at the University of San Francisco, and his son will be entering eighth grade this fall. David earned a degree in Recreation Administration from Chico State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.

“My family and I are excited for the move to Truckee. We have spent many years visiting the area, and being able to live here full-time is something we are really looking forward to,” Mickaelian shares.

Additional details about Mickaelian’s position will be shared as his starting date nears.

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About Tahoe Donner:

Tahoe Donner is one of California’s largest resort communities, with nearly 6,500 properties and 25,000 members enjoying over 7,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada. Located 18 miles from Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California, Tahoe Donner operates a wide variety of recreational amenities, including an award-winning cross country ski center, family-friendly downhill ski resort and 18-hole championship golf course—all of which are open to the public. In addition, Tahoe Donner operates several member-only facilities, such as a beach club marina, recreation center and pools. These amenities can be explored in detail at tahoedonner.com. For more information on Tahoe Donner and its recreational facilities and events, visit tahoedonner.com or call (530) 587-9400.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Hogan
Tahoe Donner Association
Ph: (530) 587-9425

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