Gibson Named Budget & Finance Director

Gibson Named Budget & Finance Director
Posted on 12/05/2022
Gibson brings more than a decade of leadership experience in finance roles

The city of Glendale is pleased to announce that Levi Gibson has been selected as the city’s next Budget and Finance Director. Gibson has served in this role as Interim Director since August, after previously serving as Glendale’s Assistant Budget and Finance Director since 2020.

Gibson will be tasked with overseeing the budget process and helping city departments keep their budgets aligned with City Council priorities. This position is crucial to making sure that the city’s finances are in good order and the city’s assets are safeguarded. Gibson will also work to recommend potential improvements to the current fiscal plan.

“Levi brings the leadership, governmental and financial expertise needed to successfully lead the Budget and Finance Department. He has consistently demonstrated integrity, transparency and a commitment to the priorities of the City Council and the Manager’s office,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “His knowledge of the city, the staff, and our financial systems allow him to transition into the Director’s position seamlessly.”

Gibson has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance management, beginning his career as an auditor with the Arizona Office of the Auditor General. Additionally, he has worked as a staff accountant at public accounting firms in Nevada and Utah. He then returned to the public sector as an auditor with the Arizona Office of the Auditor General. Levi then became Chief Deputy Treasurer and Finance Director for Pinal County. Gibson joined the city of Glendale in November 2020 as the Assistant Budget and Finance Director. He served in that capacity until this past August when he became Interim Budget and Finance Director following the departure of Lisette Camacho.

“This role works very closely with all department heads within Glendale,” said Assistant City Manager Vicki Rios. “Levi’s ability to communicate regarding the city and its financial condition in a clear, transparent and easy-to-understand manner makes him a perfect fit for this role.”

Gibson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University. He also received his Master of Accountancy from SUU. Gibson is a certified public accountant in the state of Arizona.

“This role is very similar to a capacity I served in while with Pinal County,” said Levi Gibson. I am thankful for this opportunity to work with a great budget and finance team and I am confident that my previous jobs with various organizations have prepared me well for exactly what needs to be accomplished.”

He begins his new role as the Budget and Finance Director on Monday, December 5, 2022.