Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Council selects Rose for City Manager

Following a nationwide executive search and recruitment effort, the Maricopa City Council has selected Gregory Rose to become the next City Manager. Rose will start on February 3rd and be officially sworn in at the February 4th City Council meeting. He will lead a team of 219 employees and administer an annual budget of $187 million.

"I am pleased to announce Gregory Rose as the City of Maricopa's next city manager," said Maricopa Mayor Christian Price. "We were fortunate to have several highly qualified candidates, but Gregory's experience, leadership qualities and understanding of our vision and goals for Maricopa set him apart from the rest. Gregory will be a tremendous asset for our community and we are confident he is the right person to lead our City staff in the pursuit of a prosperous future for Maricopa."

CPS HR Consulting, based in California, was contracted to facilitate the recruitment process. After careful review and consideration of the 45 resumes received from across the country, six candidates were invited to participate in on-site interviews. From this group, Price and the Council identified three finalists who presented their vision for Maricopa at a public reception held last Tuesday evening at City Hall. Those in attendance were encouraged to provide feedback on the finalists to aid in the final selection process.

In his presentation to the community, Rose highlighted a number of initial priorities as City Manager; including developing a vision with the Mayor, City Council and community for the City of Maricopa, working on identifying infrastructure needs for the community and assessing the organizational structure of the city to ensure effective and efficient operations.

"I am excited about coming to the City of Maricopa and am honored to have been chosen to serve as its City Manager," said Rose. "I look forward to working with a great Mayor, City Council, staff and community."

(Photo: Howard Waggner/Maricopa Community News)

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