Mehta Named Interim Assistant City Manager

Mehta Named Interim Assistant City Manager
Posted on 07/29/2022

Mehta brings 35 years of public service experience to the new role

The city of Glendale is pleased to announce that Jamsheed Mehta has been appointed as Glendale’s Interim Assistant City Manager. Mehta has extensive municipal government experience and is currently serving as the Development Services Director. He will replace current Assistant City Manager Jack Friedline, who is retiring after 42 years of dedicated public service.


As one of two assistant city managers, Mehta will oversee five city departments: Field Operations, Transportation Services, Engineering, Development Services and Water Services. The role also includes assisting the City Manager with all phases of government and leadership.


“Jamsheed is the type of leader our organization will continue to thrive under,” said City Manager Kevin Phelps. “The vast leadership experience he brings to the table, as well as his emphasis on a teamwork approach to projects is crucial and makes him an ideal fit to move into this role. Jamsheed knows our community and has the skillset we need to continue to move aggressively forward with Glendale’s Capital Improvement Program, which is about providing a great quality of life for our residents.”


Mehta has almost 35 years of experience in municipal public service. He served in the Interim Assistant City Manager position 10 years ago in Glendale and then held a similar position in the Town of Marana before being appointed as Town Manager. During his previous time in Glendale, he also led the Transportation Department as a Director and Executive Director. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of positions in planning divisions in Kansas, including serving as the Chief Planner for Wichita-Sedgwick County.


“Glendale is in a high-growth mode, where we are completing new and older projects now at a rapid pace,” said Jamsheed Mehta. “This is exciting for our residents, businesses and our city’s economy. I am fortunate to have a good working knowledge of the city processes and am grateful to lead Glendale’s highly effective teams, which are already producing terrific results.”


He holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan.


Mehta will begin his new interim role with the city of Glendale on August 1, 2022.