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Cindy Stotler

Assistant Director for the Planning and Development Department

City of Phoenix


CINDY NAVARRETE STOTLER is assistant director for the Planning and Development Department for the City of Phoenix. She is a third-generation native of Arizona and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University. She has worked for the City of Phoenix for 23 years and has held positions in four departments within the city, finance, budget and research, police and planning and development. She has been with the Planning and Development Department for 11 years. After the recession, she was charged with streamlining development by creating or expanding programs offering alternative solutions to the standard development process. Some of these include implementing a self-certification program, implementing a five-day site plan review, expanding the adaptive reuse program and expanding the permit by inspector program.