Brent Billingsley Named New Director of Community Development – San Tan Valley News & Info

Pinal County announced the appointment of Brent Billingsley as Director of Community Development.

Billingsley, who began his Pinal County career in the mid-1990s, is well known in the county, having most recently served as Florence’s general manager since 2015, when he previously spent seven years with the city of Maricopa and three with central Arizona governments. (GAC).

County Manager Leo Lew said, “We’re thrilled to welcome someone with Brent’s skills and experience to Pinal County, and I’m really excited about the future advancement of our service. community development under the direction of Brent and Lester. Brent knows the county and is very familiar with its potential and challenges, so he will be in a great position to get going from day one.”

Brent Billingsley commented on his return to Pinal County, “After almost a decade in municipal management, I’m really looking forward to focusing on community development. It is an honor to be able to work for one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. United States and to be able to share the knowledge that I have acquired during my professional career. It’s even more special to come back to where I started, with Pinal County. Management at the time, in the early 1990s, saw something in me and invested in my success. This investment in a local Casa Grande kid has come full circle; I very much appreciate the confidence that the current leaders have in me, and I will not disappoint them.

Billingsley begins his new role on February 7. The current manager, Lester Chow, takes over the role of assistant manager.

Brent is a cougar from Casa Grande Union High School, Central Arizona College “Wall of Success”, a graduate of Northern Arizona University and a longtime resident of Pinal County. Mr. Billingsley’s professional repertoire includes over twenty-five years in project management, public works administration, transportation planning, community development, mass transit, utility management, economic development, floodplain administration, construction management and environmental clearance documentation. He is a speaker on the topics of rural transit, project management, community development, SMART technologies, rural infrastructure financing, municipal management, leadership, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In 2015, he assumed the role of General Manager in Florence, managing over 150 employees and an annual budget of $65 million. Mr. Billingsley has had the pleasure of guiding a municipal leadership team that strives to be an industry leader in the delivery of municipal services. Brent is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). He resides in Pinal County and is the proud father of Cecilia and Sophia.

Norma P. Rex