Louis M. Andersen
By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral
Louis M. Andersen, Pinal County manager for a little more than a year, submitted his resignation with no comment Monday.
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted to accept a mutual separation agreement in lieu of severance Tuesday afternoon. Andersen did not attend the meeting and didn’t immediately return a phone call.
“This is a very unhappy day for me and a lot of concerned Pinal County citizens,” Supervisor Todd House, R-Apache Junction, the only board member to vote against accepting Andersen’s voluntary resignation, commented before the vote.
“I want to thank Louis Andersen for his last 14 months of service,” Vice Chairman Pete Rios, D-Dudleyville, added. “He has kept the county on the straight and narrow and growing economically, in spite of COVID-19. He’s done a heck of a good job. He now seems to have different plans, and I simply want to wish him the best in his future endeavors. It’s a resignation he submitted, I vote aye.”
The board met behind closed doors for almost an hour before the vote.