The City of Peoria has appointed 25-year public sector management veteran Erik Strunk as the city's third deputy city manager.
“Erik’s wealth of public sector management knowledge complements our already strong and experienced senior leadership team,” City Manager Jeff Tyne said in a press release. “I am looking forward to utilizing his talents to serve the residents of Peoria.”
Strunk will work alongside the city's two other deputy managers, Julie Arendall and Andy Granger.
“I am extremely excited to join the Peoria Team and have been very impressed with the professional caliber of its staffing and decision-making,” Strunk said in a statement. “The City Council and new city manager are well-respected in municipal management. It is an absolute privilege to be a part of a forward-thinking community that will continue to grow, diversify, and find success.”
Strunk previously served as director of public facilities, recreation and special events for the City of Glendale, where he spearheaded many of the city's neighborhood services while overseeing the Glendale's parks, recreation, library, housing and arts functions.