Management Committee

Management Committee

The MAG Management Committee provides a key role in the policymaking decisions at MAG. The Committee is responsible for receiving input from technical committees, analyzing the technical and policy implications, and providing recommendations to the MAG Regional Council. The Management Committee consists of the chief administrators from each member agency, such as the jurisdiction's city or town manager, the county manager from Maricopa County, and the chief administrative officer of each Native American Indian Community. The director of the Arizona Department of Transportation and the executive director of the Regional Public Transportation Authority represent their respective agencies on transportation issues that are brought before the Management Committee.



  • Andrew Ching, Chair
    City Manager, Tempe

  • Jeff Tyne, Vice Chair
    City Manager, Peoria

  • Julie Karins, Past Chair
    City Manager, Goodyear

  • Bryant Powell
    City Manager, Apache Junction

  • John Halikowski
    Director, Arizona Department of Transportation

  • Cherlene Pernilla

    Cherlene Pernilla
    Manager, City of Avondale

  • Roger Klingler
    City Manager, Buckeye

  • Gary Neiss
    Town Administrator, Carefree

  • Carrie Dyrek
    Town Manager, Cave Creek

  • Joshua Wright
    City Manager, City of Chandler

  • Crystal Dyches
    City Manager, El Mirage

  • Brent Billingsley
    Town Manager, Florence

  • Phil Dorchester
    Community Manager, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

  • Grady Miller
    Town Manager, Fountain Hills

  • Kathy Valenzuela

    Kathy Valenzuela
    Town Manager, Gila Bend

  • Kathyleen Curley

    Kathyleen Curley
    Acting Community Manager, Gila River Indian Community

  • Patrick Banger
    Town Manager, Gilbert

  • Kevin Phelps
    City Manager, Glendale

  • Jeff Kulaga
    Town Manager, Guadalupe

  • Matthew Williams
    City Manager, Litchfield Park

  • Rick Horst
    Manager, City of Maricopa

  • Joy Rich
    County Manager, Maricopa County

  • Christopher Brady
    City Manager, Mesa

  • Jill Keimach
    Town Manager, Town of Paradise Valley

  • Jeffrey Barton
    City Manager, Phoenix

  • Leo Lew
    Interim County Manager, Pinal County

  • John Kross
    Town Manager, Queen Creek

  • Scott Smith
    Chief Executive Officer, Regional Public Transportation Authority

  • Bryan Meyers
    Community Manager, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

  • Jim Thompson
    City Manager, Scottsdale

  • Bob Wingenroth
    City Manager, City of Surprise

  • Reyes Medrano
    City Manager, Tolleson

  • Les Brown
    Interim Town Manager, Wickenburg

  • Jeanne Blackman
    Town Manager, Youngtown

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About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: 602-254-6300

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