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J. Crystal Dyches


Crystal Dyches was appointed El Mirage City Manager in June 2018.  She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City, implements City Council policy and oversees a budget of $58 Million.  Dyches has nearly two decades of municipal experience having served as the City Manager in Page, Arizona and Waseca, Minnesota, and as the City Administrator in St. Charles, MN.  Dyches also worked as the Neighborhood Programs Administrator in Chandler, AZ and as a Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator and Management Assistant II for the City of Mesa, AZ.

Career achievements include: the oversight of the design master plan and Phase I construction at the iconic Horseshoe Bend overlook (in partnership with National Park Service, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area representatives), the completion of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Conveyance System expansion and adaptive reuse project of an existing retail building to a Public Safety Facility.

Ms. Dyches received her Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts, Social Science from Metropolitan State University.  Ms. Dyches, her husband Mark and 12-year-old son, Jack reside in El Mirage.