Levi Gibson is the city of Glendale’s new budget and finance director.
Gibson has served in this role as interim director since August, after previously serving as the city’s assistant budget and finance director since 2020.
He will be tasked with overseeing the budget process, and helping city departments keep their budgets aligned with city council priorities. This position is crucial to making sure that the city’s finances are in good order and the city’s assets are safeguarded. Gibson will also work to recommend potential improvements to the current fiscal plan.
“This role is very similar to a capacity I served in while with Pinal County,” Gibson shared in a statement. “I am thankful for this opportunity to work with a great budget and finance team and I am confident that my previous jobs with various organizations have prepared me well for exactly what needs to be accomplished.”
Gibson has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance management, beginning his career as an auditor with the Arizona Office of the Auditor General. Additionally, he has worked as a staff accountant at public accounting firms in Nevada and Utah.
He then returned to the public sector as an auditor with the Arizona Office of the Auditor General.
“This role works very closely with all department heads within Glendale,” Assistant City Manager Vicki Rios stated. “Levi’s ability to communicate regarding the city and its financial condition in a clear, transparent and easy-to-understand manner makes him a perfect fit for this role.”
After serving as chief deputy treasurer and finance director for Pinal County, Gibson joined the city of Glendale in November 2020 as assistant budget and finance director. He served in that capacity until this past August when he became interim budget and finance director following the departure of Lisette Camacho.