Prescott has brought on Kathryn “Katie” Gregory as its new city manager after she worked in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria for 23 years, spending the last five as deputy city manager. She reported for her first day on May 8.
“I am truly honored that the City Council selected me as their new city manager,” she said in a City press release. “I am thrilled to become part of the Prescott team and look forward to working with the mayor, council and city staff to serve the community.”
Gregory prevailed among four finalists for the position, who also included Deputy City Manager Tyler Goodman, who’d acted as interim city manager since Michael Lamar stepped down in February.
Gregory has worked in local government for 29 years, starting out as a recreation coordinator in Eugene, Oregon, and Glendale before Peoria hired her as a management analyst in 2000. Her subsequent roles there were development agreement coordinator, budget coordinator, deputy budget and finance director and management and budget director before becoming the deputy, according to her LinkedIn profile.
When she was appointed to the deputy city manager job in 2018, then-Peoria city manager Jeff Tyne said, “Katie has been a dedicated, hardworking leader in the city of Peoria for many years,” adding, “I am excited to have Katie bring her extensive knowledge, energy and expertise to our executive team.”
Gregory has a master of science in public administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Western Oregon University.
“We are pleased to welcome Kathryn Gregory to the City of Prescott,” said Mayor Phil Goode. “I am certain that her wealth of experience in city government will serve the citizens of Prescott well. With Tyler Goodman as deputy city manager, I believe we have a very strong leadership team.”