Town Manager 2016-11-15T11:19:13+00:00

The Town Manager’s Office prepares and submits to the Town Council a balanced plan of municipal services in accordance with the policy goals and objectives established by the Town Council.  the office employs such managerial techniques as needed to assure efficient and effective utilization of the Town’s resources.

Biography of the Town Manager

Brent D. Billingsley is a seasoned technical professional with over nineteen years of experience across a broad range of public works, transportation, community planning, transit, air quality, economic development, and environmental responsibilities and projects. As Town Manager of Florence, Mr. Billingsley oversees eight diverse departments within the Town organizational structure, including Administration, Finance, Public Works, Engineering, Fire, Police, Community Development, Library, and Parks and Recreation.  Since starting with the Town of Florence in December 2015, he has focused on modernizing and enhancing the Town’s policies, practices, and partnerships.

Mr. Billingsley’s professional repertoire includes project management, public works administration, transportation planning, community planning, transit, air quality, Section 208 area-wide water quality, economic development, floodplain administration, construction management, fleet management, and environmental clearance documentation. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of rural transit, access management, transportation planning, financial assurances, rural infrastructure finance, municipal management, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU), a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and an ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Mr. Billingsley is husband to Maria and the proud father of Cecilia and Sophia.


15Nov '17

Public comment period begins today for North-South Corridor environmental study

  News Provided by Arizona Department of Transportation:      Tell us what you think about the newest proposed alternative corridor options   As the North-South Corridor environmental study progresses with some changes to the proposed corridor alternatives, the Arizona Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, ...

1Nov '17

Innovation Pavilion secures new municipal and county partnerships in Arizona

News Provided by Innovation Pavilion:      Denver South-based entrepreneurial ecosystem Innovation Pavilion (IP) recently finalized a key partnership with Pinal County and Town of Florence in Arizona. Per the development agreement signed by the three parties, IP will develop a mixed-use innovation campus in Florence in partnership with the ...

9May '17

Town Encourages Public Input to Maximize Transparency

To maximize the level of involvement and transparency in the Town’s budget creation and adoption process, the public is encouraged to provide their input in the Town’s budget by attending one of the upcoming public meetings or otherwise contacting the Town. The Town wants to hear from its residents.  We ...

3Feb '17

Joseph Jarvis Picked To Lead Finance Department

The Town of Florence has successfully completed its search for a new Finance Director with the selection of Joe Jarvis.  Following an extensive search, the Town completed a vetting process that included expert panelists from within and outside of the Town’s organization.  Mr. Jarvis replaces Gabe Garcia, who resigned from ...

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Brent Billingsley, AICP, CFM
Town Manager
Lisa Garcia
Deputy Town Manager / Town Clerk
Jess Knudson
PIO/Assistant Town Manager
Jennifer Evans
Management Analyst