By Justin Griffin | InMaricopa
InMaricopa visited with Maricopa Vice Mayor Vincent Manfredi to discuss the leadership transition in the City of Maricopa necessitated by Mayor Christian Price’s resignation.
What are your thoughts on serving with Price?
I knew Christian before he was mayor and before I ran for council. I worked my tail off to get him elected in 2012 because I knew his passion for Maricopa and his work ethic would produce results. We have had a great eight years working together, but it’s not over. We will continue to collaborate daily to get more done and move the city forward. The next four years are going to be hectic with tons of growth, and who we pick to take the reins from Christian has some big shoes to fill.
Are you interested in serving as mayor long term?
No. I am happy as a council member and love doing that job. I run a small business and do not have the hours in the day to serve as mayor for a full term.
What are your goals as interim mayor?
My goals are to remain a steady hand and work with our council to set the policy for our city manager and staff.