Deputy City Manager Karen Peters

Deputy City Manager Karen L. Peters joined the City in 2005 after 18 years of practice as an attorney and former partner with Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L P. She received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987 and B.S. summa cum laude from Arizona State University in 1984. Currently, Karen serves as a Trustee for The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Chapter.

Karen has served as a member and Past President of the Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Science Alumni Board, the Board of Directors of Phoenix Day Child and Family Learning Center, the State Bar of Arizona Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, and the Board of Directors of the Arizona League of Conservation Voters. She co-chaired the Arizona Groundwater Cleanup Task Force which made recommendations for reform in 1997 of Arizona's state Superfund laws. Karen is a member of Valley Leadership Class XXVI and Arizona Town Hall. She and her husband Chris Thomas are the tired but very proud parents of three teenaged boys.

​​​Areas of Responsibility

Contact Information

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

Email: karen.peters@phoenix.gov​