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Kevin Phelps brings more than 30 years of private sector experience and 18 years of government sector experience to the city’s top management job. Kevin was appointed as Glendale’s City Manager in February of 2016.
For the past six years, Phelps has been the highest-ranking appointed official in Pierce County, Washington, an area that includes greater Tacoma and is the state’s second-largest county. Phelps was previously a deputy auditor in the Washington State Auditor’s Office and served for seven years as an elected councilmember for the city of Tacoma.
Prior to his tenure in government, Phelps spent decades in the private sector as founder and managing general partner of the Landmark Convention Center which is also in Tacoma.