City Manager's Office

The city manager provides executive leadership and supervision to division and department directors. The city manager leads the executive team comprised of appointed city officials and division and department directors. The city manager and staff also represent the organization on local and regional advisory bodies.   


Executive Leadership

The City Manager provides the organizational leadership necessary to successfully implement the policy direction of the city council, communicate that direction to the organization and ensure the efficient, effective and economical delivery of city services to Scottsdale's citizens.


The office develops and distributes information to help Scottsdale residents and customers learn about city services, programs and projects.

Government Relations

The office supports regional efforts with the Maricopa Association of Governments, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, as well as relationships with neighborhood cities, towns and tribal communities.

Performance Management

The office coordinates organization-wide strategic planning, process improvement and performance management efforts with the goal of promoting a high-performing and innovative workforce. 

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - City Manager's Office 
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

Jim Thompson, City Manager
P: 480-312-2800

Kelli Kuester, Executive Assistant to the City Manager
P: 480-312-2850

Brent Stockwell
Assistant City Manager
P: 480-312-7288

Bill Murphy
Assistant City Manager
P: 480-312-7954