Surprise City Manager Mike Frazier has announced that Chris Boyd will serve as the city’s new Community Development Director.
Boyd has served as Acting Director of the Community Development (CD) Department since April, stepping in from his role as Assistant CD Director.
Boyd joined the city’s CD Department in 2008 as the Code Enforcement Manager and was promoted to the position of Assistant CD Director in 2010. In 2014, he served as Acting CD Director for seven months before the hiring of Eric Fitzer, whose position he now replaces permanently.
Boyd was selected as the permanent CD Director after a very competitive process that included internal and external candidates.
“Our Community Development Department fulfills a critical mission within the fast-growing City of Surprise, striving to provide the highest level of service related to planning, permitting, and building safety elements,” said City Manager Mike Frazier. “Chris has done an exceptional job in the interim role. He understands the importance of smart growth and exceptional customer service, and I know he will continue to excel as he takes on this permanent role.”
Boyd holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing an MBA at Ottawa University Arizona.