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
Clarkdale Town Manager and the Council/Manager Form of Government
The Town of Clarkdale has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1981. 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 that all residents are being equitably served. A professional manager is selected by the Town Council, who use a competitive process to identify the best candidate. Clarkdale has had three Town Managers since adopting this form of government over 35 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.
Gayle Mabery has served as the Clarkdale Town Manager since March, 1998. She is a Clarkdale native, and attended Northern Arizona University where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration in 1992.
Town Manager Mabery is a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association and a member of the Arizona City/County Management Association, having served as President in 2007. In 2006, Ms. Mabery completed Harvard University's Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Leadership Program and one of the founders of Verde Valley Leadership, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership.
In 2016, Ms. Mabery received the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award from the Arizona City/County Management Association, which is the highest award given by the organization to honor excellence in the city management profession.
Ms. Mabery was also selected through the Center for the Future of Arizona as an honoree for The Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards. Ms. Mabery received the 2018 Community Builder Award (for Small Cities/Towns under 100,000 population) which is given in recognition of her efforts to advance community pride and connectedness through such areas as job creation and training, healthy communities, environmental and historical preservation, volunteer and philanthropic efforts, and educational advancement.