Director Tim Gomez
Tim Gomez is a native Phoenician and joined Arizona State University in 2005 as an undergraduate student and never left.
In 2022, Tim joined ASU to serve as a Director of Government and Community Engagement. In this role, he focuses on opportunities to expand ASU’s commitment to creating public value within the state and within the world of municipal government.
Prior to his current role, Tim worked in municipal government administration for eight years. He began his career as the Assistant to the Chief of Police and Accreditation Manager for the City of Maricopa Police Department. He guided Maricopa PD through its initial CALEA accreditation and first reaccreditation. Tim then spent the next five years working in direct support for local elected officials in both the Town of Paradise Valley and the City of Tempe.
Tim enjoys opportunities to give back to the profession and next generation of leaders and has a passion for local government. Tim has spent the last 10 years as an adjunct professor for ASU’s School of Public Affairs teaching courses on public administration, urban cities, and public sector leadership and management. He is a member of the Arizona City/County Managers Association and International City/County Managers Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Tempe Tourism, Downtown Tempe Authority, and ASU’s School of Social Transformation.
Tim holds a three Master’s Degrees in Public Administration, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Policy. Tim has been recognized throughout his career as a Certified Accreditation Manager, Certified Law Enforcement Planner, Certified Public Manager and a Project Management Professional.
He lives in Phoenix with his wife Megan and two sons, Carson and Owen.