City Manager's Office

Interim City Manager
James P. Shano, P.E., C.P.M.


Mr. James (Jim) Shano is the Interim City Manager/Public Works Director and brings over 20 years of municipal experience ranging from technical/professional engineering to executive level management positions.  His experiences were gained while working at the Cities of Peoria and Surprise, and the Town of Paradise Valley.

Interim City Manager
Jim was employed by the City of Peoria from 1996-2005 where he held the positions of Engineering Technician, Associate Engineer, Civil Engineer, and Construction Superintendent.  He was also employed by the City of Surprise from 2005 – 2012 as the Infrastructure Division Manager, CIP Division Manager.  Most recently, Jim worked at the Town of Paradise Valley, from 2012 – 2016, as the Public Works Director, Town Engineer, and Assistant to the Town Manager for Strategic Planning.  

Jim is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer - Arizona and possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in General Engineering.  He is a Certified Public Manager and has a Certificate in Construction Management from Arizona State University.  He also holds AZ Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Grade 4 certifications in water distribution, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment.

A few career achievements include managing water and wastewater treatment plant projects to include leading Public Works and Engineering teams in the areas of asset and capital planning, project delivery, pavement management, and technical and construction services.  He also negotiated and implemented an inter-governmental agreement for wastewater system operations, maintenance and treatment.