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Senior Advisors
In the last several years, Lloyd Harrell (former city manager of Chandler) and Mike Hutchinson (former city manager of Mesa) have served as Senior Advisors for ICMA and ACMA. As Senior Advisors, Mike and Lloyd have made themselves available to counsel, support and share experience with individual members.

The Senior Advisor Program is designed for respected, retired managers to help with personal and professional issues and not to provide technical assistance nor to solve substantive problems in a local government. It is with much regret that we announce Lloyd and Mike will retire from the Senior Advisor program. The service that ACMA's Senior Advisors provide is valuable to the profession and ACMA. We thank Lloyd and Mike for all their years of dedicated service!

The board of directors is now looking for three members of ACMA to serve as Senior Advisors. The program will begin in January 2016. A committee made up of the board of directors will review the program and evaluate the Senior Advisors every two years. Senior Advisors may engage in part-time consulting or comparable professional activities as private entities and/or sole proprietors. They may also engage in teaching, consulting, or interim services with state agencies, quasi-public entities, local governments or regional agencies. Senior Advisors may engage in interim manager positions and shall notify the state Secretariat of the acceptance of any such position.

Qualifications - A Senior Advisor shall have the following qualifications:
  • A resident of Arizona at the time of appointment
  • At least ten years' experience as an appointed chief administrative officer (CAO) and/or an assistant/deputy CAO in local government
  • A willingness to actively participate in the program for the duration of the appointment

Term of Appointment
The appointment shall be for an initial term of one year. A review is then conducted to assess whether expectations for the Senior Advisor and for the sponsors are being met. Senior Advisors must continue to meet the program's qualifications in order to be considered for reappointment. Reappointment can be made for up to two years with a review conducted at least every two years. Any one of the three parties may end the appointment upon written notification to the others.

ACMA members will have until October 17 to recommend candidates to apply or to recommend others to the ACMA President. Potential candidates shall be requested to submit a letter of interest and a resume to Josh Wright, ACMA President c/o Amy Price at The final selection process shall be determined by the Board of Directors.
Arizona City/County Management Association
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