Bryant Powell Named as New City Manager
During their June 16, 2015 meeting the Apache Junction City Council formally appointed Bryant Powell as the new city manager starting July 1, 2015. Bryant is replacing George Hoffman, who served as the city manager since 2002, and is retiring at the end of June. “I would like to thank the mayor and city council for their confidence in me and my abilities to lead the city. I’ve had a wonderful mentor in George and thank him for his years of service to our community” said Bryant.
Mayor John Insalaco remarked, “The city is pleased to have Bryant as our new city manager. Bryant has taken on many significant responsibilities over the years, and we have the upmost confidence in his abilities to lead our city.”
Bryant has been with the city of Apache Junction for over 14 years starting as the Assistant to the City Manager. He was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2003. Bryant holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Brigham Young University, as well as an undergraduate degree in Spanish, with a minor in Political Science from Southern Utah University. In 2014, Bryant received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). He is the first ICMA-Credentialed Manager to work for the City of Apache Junction. Bryant also received the Catherine F. Connolly Outstanding Assistant City/County Manager Award from the Arizona City/County Management Association.
Bryant has been a member of the Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain since 2010 serving as their president from July, 2014 to June, 2015. He also serves on the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce’s Board as an Ex-Officio member.
Bryant and his wife Jenny have three daughters and have lived in Apache Junction for 14 years. Bryant is a native of Arizona, having been raised in Safford