By Bruce Whetten | Douglas Dispatch
DOUGLAS — After months of searching, Douglas finally has its city manager.
Former city of Douglas employee Ana Urquijo was unanimously approved by the Douglas City Council at a special meeting Aug. 25. Her start date will be Oct. 18. In the meantime, Luis Pedroza will continue to serve as Douglas’ interim city manager.
Urquijo will be paid a base salary of $135,000 and is scheduled to receive a 5% increase after six months of employment and again at 18 months of employment.
According to her background information, Urquijo is an accomplished local government professional with more than three decades of public sector experience. She began her career as a personnel analyst and operations support supervisor for the state of Arizona. She transitioned her career to be closer to Douglas as an human resource analyst for Cochise County and then to the city of Douglas, where she worked as human resources director and deputy city manager. She retired in 2016 after 24 years and went to work for the city of Tucson, serving in a variety of different capacities over the last five years, one of those being interim assistant city manager.