Ginger Spencer

Deputy City Manager, City of Phoenix

Board Chair Emeritus

Ginger Spencer was named Deputy City Manager for the City of Phoenix in May 2021. Prior to that she had served as director of the city’s Public Works Department since 2017.

During her 23 years of service with the City of Phoenix, Ginger has served in various leadership positions including Assistant Public Works Director, Deputy Public Works Director, Family Advocacy Center Director, Arts and Culture Administrator, and Special Assistant to the City Manager. She serves on the board of directors for Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation, Arizona Science Center and the Arizona City/County Management Association. A native of Phoenix, Ginger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

In 2013, she was named by The Phoenix Business Journal as one of the “40 under 40″ Top Business Leaders in Phoenix and was also named by the Engaging Local Government Leaders in 2018 as a Traeger 100 Top Influencer in Government. In 2021, Ginger was recognized by the American Public Works Association as one of the Top 10 Public Works Leaders in the nation.

Ginger is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA), and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Solid Waste Advisory Committee. She is also a graduate of the NFBPA Executive Leadership Institute (2003-04), ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy Community Fellows Program (2004-05), and the City of Phoenix Management Academy Class XV (2006).