Four candidates to interview for Chandler’s Assistant City Manager position

Feb. 7, 2017

Four candidates will interview for the Assistant City Manager position, following a national recruitment that resulted in 174 applications. Interviews will be conducted on Feb. 9 with the following candidates:

Thomas Duensing, assistant city manager for the city of Glendale, Arizona. He is a certified public accountant with 20 years of municipal experience at the cities of Glendale, Maricopa and Tempe. He currently oversees five departments and the city auditor at the city of Glendale.  

Jeff Kulaga, director of Business Development and Employer Relations at Arizona State University. He has 28 years of municipal experience with the cities of Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa, serving as the Assistant City Manager at the City of Tempe for nine years. He also was the Executive Director of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership for two years.  

Graham Mitchell, city manager for the city of Escondido, California. He has 20 years of municipal experience with five communities in California and currently, oversees 10 departments at the city of Escondido. He previously was the city manager at the cities of Lemon Grove and Farmersville in California.  

Joshua Wright, town manager for the town of Wickenburg, Arizona. He has 10 years of municipal experience with the towns of Wickenburg and Marana. He currently oversees six departments and the town clerk at the town of Wickenburg.  

The Assistant City Manager is responsible for overseeing City departments and divisions to ensure the policies and goals of the City Manager and City Council are achieved in a timely, professional manner.