Assistant City Managers

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Kari KentAssistant City Manager Kari Kent

Kari Kent has been Assistant City Manager since June 2007 and currently oversees the Development Services; Energy Resources; Engineering; Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities; Transportation and Water Resources Departments.

Ms. Kent began her career with Mesa as a Management Assistant and was promoted to Solid Waste Management Director in 1999, Assistant Development Services Director in July 2001 and Neighborhood Services Director in June 2006. Prior to coming to the City of Mesa, Ms. Kent was a Budget Analyst for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

Ms. Kent is currently the Past President of the Arizona City/County Management Association, a Board member on the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs Advisory Council and the Local Support Initiatives Corporation Local Advisory Board, and a member of the International City/County Management Association.
Ms. Kent received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Northern Arizona University and a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University.

You can contact Ms. Kent via emai


John PombierAssistant City Manager John Pombier

As Deputy City Manager, John Pombier oversees Facilities Maintenance, Human Resources, Solid Waste, Police, Fire, Fleet Services and Public Information.

Mr. Pombier was hired as the City Prosecutor in 2003 and was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2011. Prior to joining the City, he served for two years as Deputy General Counsel for the State of Arizona Governor’s Office and as the Director for the Governor’s Division for the Prevention of Family Violence. He also served four years as Lead Attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit and as Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix. Mr. Pombier has a law degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Michigan School of Business.

You can contact Mr. Pombier via email