Council appoints Acting City Manager

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz – The Flagstaff City Council has accepted the City Manager, Josh Copley’s, resignation effective Feb.12, 2018. The City Council appointed Barbara Goodrich as the Acting City Manager while a national recruitment is conducted for a new City Manager.

Barbara Goodrich has served the City of Flagstaff as the Deputy City Manager since August of 2015. In this leadership role, she has overseen the management of many City divisions including Management Services, Economic Vitality, Real Estate, Information Technology, Water Services and Community Development.

Goodrich has been with the City for over 17 years, including almost 15 years within Management Services where she began her service with the City as the Finance Budget Manager, became the Finance Director in August 2008 and then Division Director of Management Services in July 2009. Goodrich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Public Manager through Arizona State University.

“The City Council wants to thank Josh Copley for his decades of exemplary service to the City of Flagstaff and its citizens,” said Mayor Coral Evans. “We have all the confidence in the abilities of Barbara Goodrich and look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Flagstaff with integrity.”

The City Council will look to Goodrich to assist them through the upcoming Budget Retreats and decisions relating to the fiscal year 2019 budget, in addition to the day-to-day operations of the City.


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