Glendale Selects New Development Services Director

Glendale Selects New Development Services Director
Posted on 12/17/2020

Jamsheed Mehta to lead Planning, Building Safety and Code Compliance

The city of Glendale is pleased to announce the selection of Jamsheed Mehta as its new Development Services Director. Mehta most recently served seven years as Town Manager and Deputy Town Manager in Marana, Arizona. Before that, he served the community of Glendale, Arizona, as an interim Assistant City Manager after several years leading Glendale’s Transportation Department as a Director and Executive Director. Before that, he served in various planning leadership roles, including his work as Chief Planner and Manager for Wichita-Sedgwick County. He has extensive experience with developing and managing local and regional programs.

Picture of Jamsheed MehtaAs the new Development Services Director, Mehta will be responsible for the leadership, direction, and management of the Development Services Department, including Planning, Building Safety and Code Compliance. The Development Services Department is the chief regulatory agency for the city which manages investment and growth. It ensures the city’s buildings and homes where people live and work meet the expectations of residents.

“We are building a team of the top people in the industry and as a former Town Manager, Jamsheed has the expertise and vision to lead our development services department at a time when the city is experiencing exciting growth,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “His role is critical to all our projects and to the prosperity that is taking place and will continue over the next decade. He brings the ideal mix of historical knowledge of our city and a wealth of experience successfully working with elected officials and communities.”

“I am so impressed with how the city provides the type of outstanding support for economic development projects that nobody else can replicate, which makes me very excited to lead this forward-thinking team,” said Jamsheed Mehta. “Glendale has the space, infrastructure, technology and leadership to welcome thousands of new residents and businesses, and we will continue to make this the community of choice in the years ahead.”

Mehta attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and NED University of Engineering in Karachi, Pakistan with focuses on Civil Engineering, Urban Planning and Transportation Engineering. His first day as Director of Development Services is Monday, Dec. 21.