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Kevin Phelps Kevin Phelps
City Manager 
Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps is the top executive for the city of Glendale, which is part of a growing area of Maricopa County and the sixth largest city in AZ. His responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations and policy implementation for all city departments and divisions and ensuring prudent fiscal stewardship for the city.  

Mr. Phelps was appointed in November 2015 and considers it his priority to bring effective and transparent government practices to the community he serves with an emphasis on leveraging technology and innovation.

Recognizing that it is in Glendale’s interest to have a robust business sector, his desire is that Glendale become both a major job center, and the most business-friendly city in the Valley. His focus is on encouraging initiatives that will grow the city’s economy, increase employment and encourage growth for businesses’ large and small. Glendale is a full-service community offering public safety, water, public works, library and recreation services for residents as well as offering business development services to support a strong economic base. Read More


Chris Anaradian

Chris Anaradian
Assistant City Manager
Glendale Assistant City Manager Chris Anaradian works in partnership with Glendale’s City Manager Kevin Phelps, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the city. Mr. Anaradian also provides supervision and strategic direction for several major municipal departments, including Water and Development Services, Transportation, Engineering and Field Operations.

Mr. Anaradian has more than 17 years of executive experience in local government, building and leading diverse teams of professionals. His leadership priorities focus on preparing communities for growth and reinvestment, developing projects and initiatives that improve quality of life and delivering exceptional service that exceeds resident expectations.
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Council-Manager Form of Government:

Glendale operates under a council-manager form of government.  Under this system the City Council determines city policy, passes ordinances, and approves a balanced budget each year.

The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, is responsible for carrying out the council-created policies, and directing the day-to-day operations of city government. The manager reports directly to the city council, and is subject to council performance reviews. The City Manager is responsible for drafting a balanced budget for council review and approval each year.

The Office of the City Manager serves as the focal point for the executive leadership and direction of the organization, working closely with the Mayor and City Council to ensure that city programs and operations reflect policy goals and objectives established by the City Council.

Citizens who would like to observe or participate in the setting of Glendale’s future policies and local decision-making can attend City Council Workshops and Evening Meetings.

 

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