By Mark Moran | East Valley Tribune
When Town Manager Bruce Gardner’s family moved to Queen Creek in 1990, he landed a job that kept him on his feet and, in a way, set him on what eventually became his career path.
“I was working with my brother in the summer reading water meters,” Gardner chuckled. “That was one of my first jobs. You had to hand read them. Lift up the meter cover and look at the numbers on there and write them down.”
Now, Gardner is creating the town’s budget, water meters and all, after he was hired to replace his predecessor John Kross, who stepped down after more than 26 years in Queen Creek government, serving as town manager since 2007.