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City Manager - Brenda Fischer
Brenda Fischer has been the Glendale City Manager since July 2013. She has nearly 20 years of municipal experience with management expertise in public administration, finance, human resources, intergovernmental relations, economic development, strategic planning, labor relations and public information.
Since being appointed by the Glendale City Council, Fischer has implemented a five year budget forecast and presented short-term budget solutions without layoffs or reductions in service to the community. She also reorganized the city’s structure and operations resulting in a streamlining of the organization that has increased productivity, efficiency and created future cost savings. Fischer is also known for being pro-active within the business community by outreaching with regular communication to local business and community leaders including sharing city information via a monthly City Manager report.
Prior to coming to Glendale Fischer managed the City of Maricopa from 2011 to 2013 and also worked in city government as a Deputy City Manager in Glendora, California and spent 15 years in management positions in southern Nevada working for the cities of Henderson and North Las Vegas.
Fischer is a credentialed city manager from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and a member of the Arizona City/County Management Association. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a bachelor’s in journalism/public relations with a sports information emphasis from the University of Southern California.