Avondale appoints deputy city manager

Tracy Stevens.

Avondale’s deputy city manager directs high-level projects and citywide initiatives and assists with oversight of key programs impacting city operations.  

And now, Tracy Stevens will fill that key role.

Stevens has been with Avondale for over 12 years, formerly serving as development and engineering services director. She joined the city as planning manager in 2007.

Her distinguished career in public service includes having worked in the West Valley for 23 years in planning, development services and economic development. While in the West Valley, she played a key role in capital and private development projects including ISM Raceway, the Camelback Ranch Spring Training facility, University of Phoenix Stadium, and several master planned communities and commercial developments in Avondale, Glendale and Peoria.

“Tracy is a results-oriented manager who is proficient in project management, leading teams and consensus building,” City Manager Charles Montoya said. “She has a proven record of performance excellence, and we are pleased to promote her as the city’s deputy city manager.”

Dedicated to public service, she is a member of Arizona Forward’s Regional Council, American Planning Association, International City/County Manager’s Association and Arizona City/County Manager’s Association.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University.