Deputy City Manager Alan Stephenson

Alan StephensonAlan Stephenson has been with the City for 21 years and has served as the Planning and Development Director from 2013 until January 2022. . During his time with the City, Alan has held various positions within the department having first started as an intern at the public zoning counter. Alan is very respected within the planning and development community and has held several board positions including North-Central Section Director, Vice-President of Legislative Affairs and President with the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association. Alan has also been involved helping to craft multiple pieces of legislation at the Arizona State Legislature on bills dealing with impact fees, short-term rental impacts, citizen participation, development process improvement legislation and multiple planning/growing smarter types of legislation over the years.

During his Career he has been fortunate enough to work on and lead several significant projects for the City, such as Edge Treatment Design Guidelines around the Sonoran Preserve, Reinvent Phoenix Transit Oriented Development Plans, Walkable Urban Code and the adoption of the City's General Plan by the City Council and approved by 76% of the voters in 2015. During the last 5 years while Director, the department has overseen almost $25 billion in private investment that continues to make Phoenix a great city. 

Prior to joining the City, Alan worked for a local non-profit on children's issues. Alan is a native of Phoenix and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Valley Partnership. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.


Areas of Responsibility

  • Planning & Development
  • Neighborhood Services
  • State Land

  • CMO Bond Program Liaison

Contact Information

Alan Stephenson, Deputy City Manager
Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington St., 12th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Email: alan.stephenson​@phoenix.gov​