David Williams Selected Due to Public and Private Sector Experience

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The city of Glendale has selected David Williams AICP, to be the new planning administrator. David brings over 25 years of experience in managing planning and zoning teams and projects in Arizona, most recently serving as the vice president of planning for Urban Engineering.

The city of Glendale’s Planning Division provides significant assistance and support to city residents and businesses in areas the City Council has placed a priority on, including the current and long-range strategic planning of the city and zoning administration.

In addition to his extensive private sector experience, Williams served as the planning division manager for Oro Valley, AZ and was responsible for all town planning and zoning functions. He also served many years in the city of Tempe and town of Sahuarita in their planning and zoning departments.

“David brings decades of strong public and private-sector experience to a division that is critical to continuing Glendale’s economic growth and success,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “He has the proven leadership skills needed to effectively guide his team with an emphasis on positive outcomes, accountability and excellent customer service.”

“I am honored to be joining Glendale’s Planning Division,” said David Williams. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work with residents, staff, the City Council and the business community to modernize the City’s zoning ordinance and strategically plan for the exciting future growth of the city.”

Williams holds a Master’s degree from the University of Arizona in Urban & Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Geography. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. He begins work in Glendale on April 9th.


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