Pinal County Manager Greg Stanley has indicated to the Board of Supervisors that he intends to retire this fall.
Stanley, county manager since 2014, has yet to submit a letter, but has said he plans to retire in October, Pinal County spokesman Joe Pyritz said.
“For me, it’s sad to see Greg Stanley leave. He’s been a good, good county manager, and he will be hard to replace,” Supervisor Pete Rios, D-Dudleyville, commented. “… I call him ‘Coach,’ because he’s basically the guy who sends in the plays,” and he usually provides good advice to the board, Rios said.
Rios said he would prefer to start looking for the next manager within the county’s existing ranks rather than through a statewide or national search.
Jordan Rose, who has worked with Greg Stanley for two decades in his various capacities in both the City of Casa Grande and Pinal County, said, “Greg has this unique ability to listen to both sides of an issue and very quickly come up with a solution that leaves both sides feeling like the right thing was done. Greg should retire to teach management skills as he really has a gift. He will most certainly be missed!”