Gilbert town manager gets high marks amid review

Patrick Banger

By Parker Leavitt

The Arizona Republic

Charged with the task of leading one of Arizona’s leanest municipal governments, Gilbert Town Manager Patrick Banger has made an immediate impact during his first year at the organization’s helm.

Since joining the town in August 2011, Banger has effected major changes in Gilbert’s budgeting practices and organizational structure while emphasizing economic development and long-term planning. His first year was characterized by rapid change, resurgent growth and sometimes-controversial upheaval.

The Town Council last week began a two-part annual review for Banger, with meetings behind closed doors in executive session. While council members are limited in discussing details of such private sessions, Mayor John Lewis said the group is generally “positive” toward the manager.

“In talking throughout the year, the council has been very pleased with the performance, and there’s more to come,” Lewis said. “We’re not saying he’s perfect, because you wouldn’t say that about anyone.”


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