Town hires deputy manager

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The Town has hired City of Glendale Transportation Services Executive Director Jamsheed Mehta as its deputy town manager. He starts work in Marana on March 17.

Mehta has been with Glendale since 2005, including a one-year interim assignment as assistant city manager starting in October 2012. During his time there, he also served as interim city manager for five weeks, including assistance with development of the city’s $579 million budget; managed the Glendale Onboard 25-year, $871 million transportation program; served as chair of the transit management committee in the Phoenix metro area; secured millions in regional and federal funding to complement local funds for capital projects and managed multi-modal transportation plans and jurisdictional coordination for the 2008 Super Bowl in Glendale.

“Jamsheed brings a wealth of development and transportation experience at a time when the Town needs it most,” Marana Town Manager Gilbert Davidson said. “Our role as a local government is to have the right people in place to serve our business and residential interests. Having outstanding employees like Jamsheed on the team makes this a better place for entrepreneurs to invest and families to live.”

Mehta also served as chief planner/manager for Wichita-Sedgwick County and assistant planning director for Topeka-Shawnee County Metropolitan Planning Agency.

He holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s in civil engineering from NED University of Engineering in Karachi, Pakistan.

“I’m excited about the job, the opportunity to participate in a high-growth environment, but importantly, joining Marana’s dynamic team,” Mehta said.

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