WEST POINT — West Point's city manager has agreed to take a position with the town of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and is leaving the city effective July 4.

Rick Davis has been the city manager of the northwestern Davis County city of 12,000 since September 2000.

Prior to assuming his post with West Point, Davis served as the assistant to the chief administrative officer and director of community affairs for Sandy city.

During his tenure with West Point, Davis has directed the transition of a farming hamlet into a full-service suburb. Changes the city has seen during Davis' stint include the completion of dozens of capital projects, a revamping of the city's general plan, the development of several master plans and the organization of the North Davis Fire District. In 2003, West Point received the Governor's Quality Growth Award recognizing its general plan as the state's best.

Davis states that he is most proud, nevertheless, of the progress the city has made in its development of a downtown district and the role West Point is playing in the creation of the Davis Technology and Economic Cooperative — a three-city effort to bring high-paying jobs to northwest Davis County.

Fountain Hills is a community of approximately 30,000 located just east of Scottsdale in the Phoenix metro area.