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Updates to Information for City Manager Finalists 

Big Idea

  • City Manager Michael Lamar resigned, his last day was February 14
  • Tyler Goodman has been acting as Interim manager since then
  • Three other candidates are being considered
  • There is a Meet'N'Greet on Thursday
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One candidate has dropped out, an alternate has been chosen

The City of Prescott has announced updates regarding the search for a new City Manager.  Sean Pederson has withdrawn from the City Manager recruitment process. The Mayor and Council have selected an alternate candidate, Travis Cutright to include in the process.  In addition, the City has an updated bio for candidate Kathryn Gregory. 

New Candidate:  Travis Cutright currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. He has a Master of Administration in Public Management. Travis is currently the Chief Information & Innovation Officer for the City of Mesa, AZ, a role he has been in since 2016. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Phoenix for 4 years. Travis has 14 years of experience working in the Public Sector. 

Updated Information:  Kathryn Gregory currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a Master of Science in Public Administration. Kathryn has been with the City of Peoria for almost 23 years and served as their Deputy City Manager for the past 5 years. Prior to that she was with the Cities of Glendale, AZ and Eugene, OR.  She has 29 years of experience in local government. 

Tyler Goodman is local, residing in Prescott Valley, Arizona. He has a Master of Public Administration with a concentration on City Management. Tyler is currently serving as the interim City Manager for the City of Prescott.  Prior to that he was the Deputy City Manager for 1 year and the Assistant to the City Manager for 2 years. Tyler has worked for the City of Prescott for 7 years and has 8 years of experience in local government.    

J. Mark Rooney currently lives in Highwood, Illinois. Mark has the equivalent of a Master Degree in Leadership Management and has completed all coursework for a Master of Public Administration. Mark serves as the Village Administrator for Round Lake Beach, Illinois, a role he has been in since 2021. Prior to that he served as the Town Manager of Westerly, Rhode Island for 3 years and the Village Manager for Carpentersville for 8 years. Mark has over 30 years of experience in the Public Sector. 

Members of the public are invited to attend a meet and greet with City Manager finalists on Thursday, March 30th  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hassayampa Marina Room 122 E. Gurley Street Prescott, AZ 86301.  At the meeting, each candidate will provide a brief bio and will answer questions one-on-one.   This is an “open house” format with no formal program, so citizens can come anytime during the two hour period.   

City Manager Michael Lamar announced in December that he was resigning for a position in the private sector. His last day was February 14th.   Tyler Goodman was named Interim City Manager and continues to serve in that role.  Following Mr. Lamar’s resignation, Council retained Mr. Drew Gorgey, CEO and Founder of Columbia Ltd to conduct the nationwide candidate search.   

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