Peoria Selects Strunk for Deputy City Manager
Peoria City Manager Jeff Tyne announced Erik Strunk has accepted the position as Peoria’s third and newest deputy city manager.
“Erik’s wealth of public sector management knowledge complements our already strong and experienced senior leadership team,” said Tyne. “I am looking forward to utilizing his talents to serve the residents of Peoria.”
Strunk has more than 25 years of experience in Arizona local government. He has been a long-time employee at the city of Glendale, most recently serving as the director for their Public Facilities, Recreation, and Special Events Department. Strunk was a chief architect of their neighborhood services and oversaw parks, recreation, library, housing, and arts functions among others. Additionally, Strunk has been active in citizen engagement initiatives, working with many of Glendale’s boards and commissions, and has served in numerous high-profile interim roles. Strunk received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, and his master’s degree in public administration from Bowling Green State University.
“I am extremely excited to join the Peoria Team and have been very impressed with the professional caliber of its staffing and decision-making,” said Strunk. “The city council and new city manager are well-respected in municipal management. It is an absolute privilege to be a part of a forward-thinking community that will continue to grow, diversify, and find success.”Strunk will be working alongside the two other deputy city managers, Julie Arendall and Andy Granger. His first day on the job will be Jan. 1, 2018.