Executive Team

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Under Goodyear's City Manager/Council form of government, the city manager is the chief administrative officer of the city. The city manager is appointed by and reports directly to the mayor and City Council. The city manager oversees the operations of the city and serves as head administrator to all employees in the 14 operating departments. The city attorney and municipal judge also are appointees of the City Council. 

The city manager is responsible for assuring that city services are performed in accordance with City Council policies and goals and within the capability of the city's resources. The city manager presents the city budget to the City Council and keeps it advised of the city's financial condition and the future needs of the city. The city manager is responsible for the long-range strategic planning for the organization and the development of recommendations to City Council on a variety of public policy issues.

The Deputy City Managers, City Clerk’s Office, Communications department, Economic Development department and Governmental Relations division reports directly to the city manager.  All other city operations fall under the supervision of two deputy city managers.

Each Deputy City Manager oversees the work of several department directors. They advise the City Manager regarding program needs and the preparation and presentation of programs for approval by the City Manager and City Council.



City Manager - Julie Arendall


Julie Arendall was appointed City Manager in February 2018. Arendall has more than 20 years local government experience and is a Credentialed City Manager (ICMA-CM) through the International City Management Association.

Prior to joining the City, Arendall served as a deputy city manager for the city of Peoria, Arizona. She joined that organization in 2012 as the human resources director after 12 years with Yavapai County, first as human resources director, and in 2007, as county administrator. Arendall was an executive-level human resources professional in the private sector before transitioning to local government.

Arendall earned a master’s degree in public administration from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Arizona State University. She was honored to attend the Senior Executives in Local Government Program at JFK School of Government at Harvard University, is a Certified Public Manager through Arizona State University and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Society for Human Resources Management.

Phone: 623-882-7051
Fax: 623-882-7091 
Email City Manager Julie Arendall


Deputy City Manager - Dan Cotterman 



Dan Cotterman was internally promoted from the Director of Information Technology to Deputy City Manager in January 2016. His areas of responsibility include oversight of the following departments: Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Police, and Public Works. 

From 2013 through 2016, Cotterman was the city of Goodyear Director of Information Technology. Prior to joining the city, he worked for Grand Canyon University as its IT Infrastructure Director and for the University of Phoenix in progressively responsible IT positions, where he ultimately became Lead Director over Infrastructure Design & Implementation. Cotterman graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in IT.

Phone: 623-882-7865
Fax: 623-882-7091 
Email Deputy City Manager Dan Cotterman


Deputy City Manager - Wynette Reed


Wynette Reed was promoted to Deputy City Manager in March 2013. Until then, she served as Goodyear’s Human Resources Director from October 2011. Her areas of responsibilities include oversight of the following departments: Development Services, Engineering, Information & Technology Services, and Parks & Recreation.

Prior to joining Goodyear, Reed held the Human Resources Director position for the City of Peoria for 3½ years. Before making her home in Arizona in 2008, she served as HR Director for Larimer County and Assistant HR Director for Fort Collins, Colorado. Her career spans 34 years of municipal government experience, including over 20 years in management/leadership roles. Reed also has experience in strategic planning, organizational development and human capital planning. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. She was also awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, July 2015, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. Reed has demonstrated her leadership acumen throughout her career through building collaborative relationships and a focus on innovative thinking.

Phone: 623-882-7058
Fax: 623-882-7091
Email Deputy City Manager Wynette Reed