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Departments Information Technology Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer

Mr. David Schirmer has extensive experience in the design, development, implementation, and management of large-scale, multi-faceted enterprise IT systems in both the public and private sectors.  As Chief Information Officer for the City of Beverly Hills, Mr. Schirmer’s principal area of expertise lies in his ability to analyze existing operational environments and to engineer broad-based strategies for implementing practical solutions on time, within budget, and that meet corporate business objectives.

In his current role, Mr. Schirmer holds overall accountability for the vision, management, oversight, and delivery of a multi-million dollar IT budget that provides strategic solutions to mission critical City functions on a 24 x 7 basis.  Major project areas of focus include:


  • Expansion of Public Wi-Fi to the commercial areas of the City
  • Development of new eGov and eDemocracy applications on mobile platforms (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.)
  • Upgrades to City Website
  • Expansion of the CCTV system to commercial areas of the City
  • Provision of network, Internet and IT services to BHUSD
  • Replacement of the City’s finance system to improve eGov and business intelligence
  • Expansion of the City’s fiber optic network
  • Development of new communications tools


Under Mr. Schirmer’s leadership, the Information Technology Department has received numerous Awards for Excellence from the Municipal Information Systems association of California (MISAC), Government Commuting News, InfoWeek, etc.  Mr. Schirmer is active in various professional organizations including MISAC, and the CIO Executive Council.


Mr. Schirmer has been with the City since 2001 and was named CIO in 2007.  He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA.   


Email address: dschirmer@beverlyhills.org