Town Manager

Tracie Hlavinka was appointed Town Manager of Clarkdale in June 2019.

Tracie Hlavinka
Town Manager
PO Box 308
39 N. 9th Street
Clarkdale, AZ  86324
Phone:  (928) 639-2415
Fax: (928) 639-2459

Town Hall Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tracie began her public service at the City of DeSoto, Texas in 1997, working on the financial side of city operations briefly, but soon shifting to managing community initiatives. This put Tracie in daily contact with residents and community organizations and allowed her to determine area needs while leveraging the available city services and programs to address those needs. After 14 years of outreach and improving the quality of life in DeSoto, Tracie was appointed Assistant City Manager and put in charge of all City outreach. After overseeing this outreach for more than four years, Tracie was promoted to Deputy City Manager where she retained many of her previous community duties including serving as the primary liaison to 64 homeowners associations and two public improvement districts.  Additionally, Tracie oversaw the operation of DeSoto’s Action Center, Environmental Health Services, Development Services, Municipal Court and DeSoto’s award-winning Information Technology department. She also served as a member of DeSoto’s Budget Committee, and oversaw the solid waste contract, and development. 

Tracie earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Master's Degree in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University.  She has also embraced ongoing professional training and holds certifications in Management, Leadership and Debris Management. Tracie is a member of the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) and several municipal organizations based in Texas.  

Tracie stated, “I am overjoyed at the opportunity to serve as the new Town Manager for Clarkdale. I feel honored to lead such an impressive staff and look forward to working with residents and neighboring jurisdictions.”

Clarkdale Town Manager and the Council/Manager Form of Government

The Town of Clarkdale has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1983.  Under this system of government, the elected officials (Town Council) are the community leaders and policy makers who establish a vision for their city, town, or county, and who hire the Town Manager to carry out policy and ensure all residents are being equitably served. A professional manager is selected by the Town Council, using a competitive process to identify the best candidate.  Clarkdale has had four Town Managers since adopting this form of government over 38 years ago.  

Serving as a Chief Administrative Officer, the Town Manager appoints department heads and assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Town government and helps ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services to the community.  An important tool for the Town Manager and the Council is the annual Strategic Plan.  The Council and Staff hold an annual Strategic Planning Session wherein the Council sets priorities for the next 12 months.