Dr. Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson serves as Scottsdale’s city manager. Thompson began his duties Jan. 8, 2017. Thompson served as the city manager of Casa Grande from 2003 until earlier this year where he oversaw city operations and a $175 million budget. He has 20 years’ experience as a city manager, previously holding that position in Bothell, Washington, and Bullhead City, Arizona. Thompson has also served on the Arizona State Personnel Board since 2004 and as an adjunct professor in Arizona State University’s Department of Public Affairs since 2011.
Thompson has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University and a master’s degree in business administration from Regis University.