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From the Mayor - INFOCUS - April/May 2012

Recently, the City Council named Deputy City Manager Brian Dalke as Goodyear's Interim City Manager for the next six months to fill the vacancy created by the departure of former City Manager John F. Fischbach. I want to assure you that the City is in great hands with Brian. We feel this change in leadership will re-energize our workforce and better position Goodyear to take advantage of the many opportunities that await us as the economy improves.


While we all appreciate John's contributions during such tough financial times, we feel Goodyear is ready for a change in leadership and look forward to working with Brian to achieve Council's goals. Brian has been with the City for 18 years beginning as the City's Economic Development Director. Since his appointment to Deputy City Manager in 2004, he has been over most every department in the City and has been instrumental in overseeing the City's finances and budget development during those years.

Because of this extensive experience and his previous 10-month stint as our interim city manager, we think Brian is the right choice to transition our city.

Mayor Georgia Lord
Mayor Georgia Lord

We have given him full powers of the position and have asked him to make any organizational and programmatic changes necessary to improve efficiency, customer service, and cost structures. To allow Brian time to effect change, we will not be recruiting for a new city manager in the coming six months. After that, we will determine what our process will be to hire a city manager.


In the meantime, be assured that the Council, City management and our wonderful City employees will be working closely as a team to make Goodyear the most dynamic city it can be as we move forward.

Georgia Lord


Last Updated: 4/13/2012

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