Will Novak is a Project Manager for the Office of Economic Development, he joined the team in October 2018. He focuses primarily on developments in the Fiesta and Falcon Districts of the City.
Prior to joining the City of Mesa, Will worked in the Mayor and Council offices of the City of Phoenix. Will got his start in Economic Development with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) where he focused on business relocation assistance and ran the GPEC Ambassador Program.
Will graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Service and Public Policy and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Community Planning from Northern Arizona University. He is also an accredited member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU-A) and is actively pursuing becoming a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). Will is an Arizona native and enjoys cycling around the metropolitan area’s historic neighborhoods with his wife Veronica, daughter Olivia, and dog Sammy. Seth Meyer's once said Will is "the coolest guy ever."