ACMA Honors George Flores with 2007 DeBolske Award
In an evening full of surprise, excitement and emotion, ACMA honored George Flores, Retired Deputy City Manager of Phoenix as the recipient of the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award for his dedicated service to the City of Phoenix, the profession, and our association.

George began his career with the City of Phoenix in 1971 as a Management Aide Intern in the City Manager's Office. He was promoted to the position of Deputy City Manager in September of 1998 which was responsible to the City Manager for oversight and direction of the Office of Arts & Culture, Engineering & Architectural Services Department, Equal Opportunity Department, and Minority/Women and Small Business Enterprise Program. George provided lead management support to the Mayor's Heritage Commission, Personnel's Grievance Committee, and the City Manager's Diversity Task Force Implementation Team.
Prior to this appointment, he was the Director of the Development Services Department for eleven years. This Department is responsible for issuing building permits and inspecting all private development projects within Phoenix. In this capacity, he reorganized the City's development services from six departments into a single department in order to provide a more efficient and effective approval process.
Previously, George served as Director of the Economic Development Department for nearly two years. During that time, he managed the redevelopment efforts of downtown as well as in six neighborhood redevelopment areas. The Arizona Center, the Mercado, and the French Quarter were several of the downtown redevelopment projects that resulted from programs under George Flores' leadership. During his tenure with the City of Phoenix, George received the City Manager's Excellence Award three times for his various management innovations.
George is very active in his service to the community and belongs to a number of professional organizations. George is currently the Community Development Director for the City of El Mirage.
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