Name, title & city/town
Tracy Corman, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town of Queen Creek
Where are you originally from?
Queen Creek, Arizona
Why did you decide to pursue a career in local government?
I was recently out of college and working for Maricopa County when I saw a position opening with the Town of Queen Creek. The idea of serving the community
where I grew up was intriguing to me. At that time Queen Creek was just beginning to see the first signs of the exponential growth that has since come. I
was excited to be part of building a community from the ground up, and it has been very rewarding.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the wide variety of issues and projects I work on from day to day. Because of the town's small size, and the fast growth, I have had the opportunity
to work in many areas of the organization and do things that I never thought I would do. I have worked in planning and development services, parks and
recreation, economic development, communications and marketing, managed CIP projects, and now work in the town manager's office. New challenges energize
me, and there is always a new challenge.
What area of local government interests you the most?
I am most interested in the administration of local government. I enjoy seeing the big picture and how each area of the organization fits together to achieve
the overall goals.
As a local government professional what accomplishments are you most proud of?
My most tangible accomplishment is being project manager for the design/build of our Queen Creek Library. This was my first time as project manager for a
construction project. Coordinating a team of such creative and talented people was a great experience, and seeing the community's appreciation of the new
library has made me feel like I have made a positive contribution to the town.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Start by starting. I can't remember where I first heard this, but it has stuck with me. Every time I face a new task or project that seems overwhelming or
too difficult, I say this to myself and begin with the first step. It always gets easier after that.