Isom was unanimously appointed El Mirage City Manager by the City Council in
November 2010. He has twenty-one years of diverse experience in management and
administration in local and state governments. In addition to a doctorate of
philosophy in higher education, Dr. Isom holds a master’s degree in public
administration, and a bachelor’s degree in community health and human services.
His experience and education provide him with the unique insights, abilities,
and skills needed to analyze business processes and resolve critical community
Dr. Isom is regarded as a dynamic and proven leader with the ability to provide strategic organizational direction amid difficult fiscal circumstances. El Mirage is a diverse, vibrant, full-service community with a population of 32,000 and an annual budget of $114 million. Dr. Isom has guided El Mirage through the recession and has instituted several initiatives and projects to ensure the City’s ongoing sustainability.