By Alexandra Hardle | Arizona Republic
The Goodyear City Council appointed Wynette Reed as new city manager during an executive session after the City Council meeting on Monday night.
The previous city manager, Julie Karins, announced her resignation. She plans to move to the Kansas City area to be closer to her children.
Karins’ last day will be Feb. 24, and Reed will take over then as the new city manager.
Reed has worked in government for 36 years and has been in leadership positions for 25 years. She has been with Goodyear since 2011. She started as human resources director for the city before being promoted to deputy city manager, according to a news release.
Jordan Rose, founder and president of Rose Law Group, tells RLGR that the appointment of Reed to city manager is well deserved, and that she’s a big fan. “Wynette is a solution oriented person who knows how to solve very complicated problems. She is amongst the most talented problem solvers I have ever had the privilege of working with and the City of Goodyear will greatly benefit from her leadership,” says Rose.