Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appoints interim county manager

Shelby Scharbach (submitted photo)

Shelby Scharbach (submitted photo)

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors selected Chief Financial Officer and Assistant County Manager Shelby Scharbach as Interim County Manager on April 4.

Ms. Scharbach began her employment with Maricopa County in 1993, and was appointed chief financial officer in 2009. She also serves as executive director of the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, according to a press release.

“Having worked with Shelby on a number of issues during my tenure on the Board, I have the utmost confidence in her ability to lead the county through this transition. The county will surely benefit from her vast experience,” stated Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, in the release.

A nationwide search is in process for a permanent county manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the nation’s fourth most populous county. Maricopa County is home to more than 60 percent of the state’s population and employer to more than 13,000 workers.

Long-time county employee Tom Manos, the current county manager, announced his retirement intentions in February. His last day of employment will be May 1, the release stated.

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