City of Glendale - City Manager
Dick Bowers – Acting City Manager
Dick Bowers served the public for 31 years including 23 years in Scottsdale and 10 years as City Manager shaping an organization with noteworthy public support, many creative and productive initiatives and yielding a coveted “Triple-Triple A” bond rating. He retired in 2000 to expand his consulting support of quality organizations and their leaders, further develop his academic interests, and volunteer in support of organizations serving youth and shaping community. Click here to view a complete bio.
Work plan for Fiscal Year 2013:
Below is an outline of some of the key performance indicators for the current fiscal year. Information related to all departments will be frequently updated including:
- Summary Budget – View this simplified version of the city’s budget, which was designed to satisfy the City Council’s priorities and financial vision for FY13.
- Monthly Departmental Reports – Understand what your tax dollars paid for last month and what’s on the horizon next month with this report of major city projects and programs by department.
- “Follow Your Money” – Get detailed access to the city’s expenses and revenue with our “Follow Your Money” application.
- Quarterly Financial Reports – Delve into the city’s financial details with this quarterly analysis of the key economic factors and financial indicators of major funds within the city.
- Audit Reports – Review the results of audits conducted in city departments, as well as corrective actions implemented to fortify internal controls and best practices.
Ask the City Manager:
We value open communication and have provided the “Request For Service” (RFS) application to accept your questions, concerns, or general feedback about city operations.
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.