The capital of Arizona and the Maricopa County seat, Phoenix has a council-manager form of government. The eight council members serve staggered four-year terms, representing districts of the city, while the mayor is elected at large to a four-year term and also serves as a member of the council. Phoenix has won international recognition and many awards for the quality of management of the city.
Head Official: Mayor Phil Gordon (since 2003; current term expires 2007)
Total Number of City Employees: 13,095 (2004)
City Information: City of Phoenix, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003; telephone (602)262-6011