Jamsheed Mehta

Jamsheed Mehta is Glendale’s new development services director.

Jamsheed Mehta returns to the city of Glendale as its new development services director. 

Mehta most recently served seven years as town manager and deputy town manager of Marana. 

Before that, he was an interim assistant city manager in Glendale after several years leading Glendale’s Transportation Department.

As 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.” 

Mehta said he is impressed by Glendale’s economic development, “which makes me very excited to lead this forward-thinking team.

“Glendale has the space, infrastructure, technology and leadership to welcome thousands of new residents and businesses,” he added.