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.
Frisoni has been with the city since August 2002. During her tenure, she has held previous roles including executive communications director and assistant deputy city manager. Previously, she spent 17 years in broadcast news at KPNX-TV (NBC) in Phoenix in leadership roles, including acting news director and managing editor, overseeing a 24-hour news operation covering all regions of Arizona. A nearly lifelong native to Glendale, her bachelor’s degree is in communications from Arizona State University and she graduated from Glendale’s Apollo High School.
Campbell has 16 years of local government experience, including management experience for the cities of Peoria and Goodyear. She is a graduate of Leadership West, has a master’s of education degree with an emphasis in leadership and public administration from Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s degree in recreation management from Arizona State University. Since 2009, Campbell has been adjunct faculty at Glendale Community College. She is a graduate of Deer Valley High School in Glendale.
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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.