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Clarkdale town manager elected as ACMA president

Clarkdale Town Manager Gayle Mabery has been elected president of The Arizona City/County Management Association. She was elected Feb. 8 at the ACMA's winter conference at Sedona Hilton Resort and Spa.

"It's a big thing," Mayor Doug Von Gausig said. "It's a real feather in the cap of Clarkdale."

The ACMA is a non-profit organization established in 1954 for the purpose of promoting government management by increasing the knowledge of city, town and county officials through training, education and mutual exchange of information, according to the ACMA.

The association is in cooperation with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the International City/Council Management Association, higher learning institutions and other organizations.

It is comprised of about 230 members including municipal managers, county administrators and other government staff from all over the state.

Mabery was the president-elect last year. She said, although it is an election process, once a member serves as president-elect, they can be "pretty sure" they will be the next president.

Gilbert's Town Manager George Pettit is the current president-elect.

Mabery has been a member of the ACMA for eight years. She has served on the board since 2005.

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