Pinal County Manager Greg Stanley is retiring after several years of service to the county. The Board of Supervisors has selected Louis Andersen, who like Stanley previously worked in the Public Works Department, as the new manager.
Stanley’s public service began many years ago with a long Army career that followed his graduation from West Point. After retiring from the Army, he returned to his native Arizona and worked for the city of Casa Grande and the county in the public works area. He later became assistant county manager and then county manager five-plus years ago.
Stanley provided good, steady leadership. That is not easy in Arizona counties, where the position reports to the Board of Supervisors but must work closely with other officials who are elected. It was especially difficult under previous administrations in the Sheriff’s and County Attorney’s offices that put excessive strain on budgets. He also worked hard at coordination with the various municipal governments, which can be challenging as well.
A well-liked and thoughtful man, Stanley has left Pinal County a better place.