Deputy City Manager Kari Kent

Kari Kent

Kari Kent recently celebrated her 20th year with the City of Mesa.  She has been Deputy City Manager since June 2007 and currently oversees the Development and Sustainability; Energy Resources; Engineering; Parks, Recreation and Commercial Facilities; Transit, Transportation and Water Resources Departments.

Ms. Kent began her career with Mesa as a Management Assistant and was promoted to Solid Waste Management Director in 1999, Assistant Development Services Director in July 2001 and Neighborhood Services Director in June 2006. Prior to coming to the City of Mesa, Ms. Kent was a Budget Analyst for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Ms. Kent is currently the President of the Arizona City/County Management Association, a Board member on the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs Advisory Council and the Local Support Initiatives Corporation Local Advisory Board, and a member of the International City/County Management Association.

Ms. Kent received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Northern Arizona University and a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University.

You can contact Ms. Kent via e-mail at




Kari Kent
Deputy City Manager

City of Mesa
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466


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