Assistant City Manager Lori Bays

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​​​Lori BaysBays was named Assisant City Manager in October 2021, after serving as Phoenix’s Chief Human Resources Officer for four years.

Bays' background includes nearly 25 years of both public and private sectors work, including executive leadership roles at city, county, and state levels. Prior to her role with the city of Phoenix, Bays oversaw all county operations and a $1.3 billion operating budget as the Chief Administrative Officer for Salt Lake County. She has also held Health and Human Services leadership roles with San Diego County and the State of Utah.  

Bays holds a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She begins her new role on October 11.​


Areas of Responsibility

  • Fire 
  • ​Homeland Security & Emergency Management
  • Human Resources
  • Police
  • Healthcare Task Force​

Contact Information

Lori Bays, Assistant City Manager
Phoenix City Hall
200 W. Washington St., 12th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Email: lori.bays@phoenix.gov​​

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