Longtime bureaucrat Tom Manos named MC manager

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Today a slimmer than usual voting bloc of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously selected Tom Manos, 59, as the new county manager to succeed recently retired David Smith. He currently serves as executive director of the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority and manager of the county’s Human Services Campus.

Manos began working in county government in 1984, although he has also pulled stints within the governor’s office assisting Gov. Brewer with her 2009 transition team when she first took office after the abrupt departure of Janet Napolitano. He also served as Brewer’s deputy chief of staff in charge of finance.

As assistant county manager and chief financial officer, he managed several departments, including finance, risk management and materials management

Since the county manager has the discretion to make settlements on lawsuits affecting the supervisors, both Don Stapley and Mary Rose Wilcox — who have outstanding lawsuits against the taxpayers of Maricopa County — recused themselves from the vote on the advice of legal counsel.

Thus the five-member board approved Manos’ appointment on a 3 – 0 vote.

2 Responses to Longtime bureaucrat Tom Manos named MC manager

  1. Maggie says:

    My interest piqued when I read that the county manager has the discretion to make settlements on lawsuits affecting the supervisors.
    Manos will be off to a great start if he awards both of these goons (Wilcox and Stapley) a dollar each. I’m sick and tired of these longtime government employees suing Arizona’s taxpaying citizens. We are not their personal cash cows. Stapley is retiring on our generosity. That should be quite enough.

  2. LD 7 PC says:

    Wouldn’t it be novel to bring in someone who actually has some real world business experience? Are they all recycled government workers?