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ACMA Honors Ken Buchanan with Life Membership
The Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) recently awarded former Fountain Hills Town Manager Ken Buchanan with Life Membership. Buchanan's career spanned more than 40 years, working in five different cities and one county.

During his time as an ACMA member, Buchanan served on the ACMA board and was president of the association in 1993. In 2013, ACMA awarded Buchanan with the John J. DeBolske award, ACMA's highest honor, given to longtime outstanding city or county managers. During his service as president, he was instrumental in establishing the association's Managers In Transition Program and merging the Arizona Municipal Assistants Association Program into ACMA. He also served on several annual conference planning committees.

Buchanan began his career with the City of Eloy in 1976 as the director of parks and recreation and later served as the town manager in Florence, Payson and Casa Grande. During his tenure in Casa Grande, he established the city's Leadership Academy and oversaw the purchase of an old high school that was refurbished to house a new city hall.

Soon thereafter, Buchanan was recruited to become Pinal County's assistant county manager for development services and after eight years, became the town manager of Fountain Hills. In Fountain Hills, he developed and implemented an economic development strategic plan and led the approval of a multi-million dollar pavement management plan to adequately address the town's needs.

Buchanan has a lasting legacy throughout the state, lending his expertise and professional experience in strategic planning, budgetary reporting, and leading his communities through growth and development.
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