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Acting City Manager
Dick Bowers was named acting city manager for the City of Glendale in February 2015. His experience includes a stint as Glendale's acting city manager in 2013 and 30 years in public service with 10 years as the city manager of Scottsdale.
Bowers has worked with Glendale over the years on projects that include extablishing guidelines for meetings, procedures and executive management performance evaluations. He also assisted the city in the development and implementation of its downtown redevelopment project.
Bowers, who has been president of his own consulting firm since 2001, has received many accolades for his work in the Valley.
The International City Manager’s Association awarded Bowers with the “Outstanding Management Innovator” award for creating an environment which fostered teamwork, excellence and innovation. Bowers has also received the Arizona Republic’s “Vision Weaver Award,” the Institute for Community Cultural Diversity’s “Diversity Leadership Award” and the highest honor for an Arizona city manager, the “Jack DeBolske” award from the Arizona/City County Management Association.