- City Manager
As Chief Administrative Officer, to assist the City Council in developing a vision and implementing a successful strategic plan to maintain and enhance the quality of life of all those who live, visit, work, or invest in Apache Junction in concert with the collective values of the community and available resources.
Bryant Powell started with the City of Apache Junction as the Assistant City Manager in 2001. In July of 2015, he became the City Manager. As City Manager, he assists the City Council in developing and implementing a successful strategic plan to maintain and enhance the quality of life of all those who live, visit, work or invest in the City of Apache Junction.
In his former position, Assistant City Manager, Bryant managed personnel, the budget and Capital Improvement Plan, and day-to-day internal and external operations of the City. This included direct oversight of Management Services Administration consisting of Economic Development, Community Relations and Public Information, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. He was the City’s lead staff member in the construction of the City Hall/Municipal Court, the Multi-Generational Center, Library expansion and Police Department remodel.
Bryant has more than 20 years of experience in local government. Prior to coming to the City of Apache Junction, Bryant served as a Senior Budget Analyst for the City of San Antonio, Texas. Before that, he served as a Management Intern with the City Manager’s Offices in Cedar City, Utah; Orem, Utah; and Orange, Calif.
Bryant holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Utah University and attended Eastern Arizona College. Bryant lives in Apache Junction, is married and has three daughters.