Yasmin Beers, Glendale's assistant city manager, will act as interim city manager, the City Council decided unanimously Tuesday.
She replaces departing Scott Ochoa, who announced his resignation last month.
Beers' new position will be effective next Saturday.
Council members also approved a 12% recommended compensation boost to her monthly pay to accommodate for "additional workload and responsibilities during the interim time frame," according to a staff report.
In 2011, Beers acted as interim city manager after Jim Starbird retired.