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.


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 ...

16Sep '16

Florence Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Town of Florence received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting ...

28Apr '15

Florence Named Safest Place in Arizona

Florence was recently named the safest place in Arizona by Value Penguin, a company that provides information to consumers about the best value in credit cards, home and health insurance, and other topics. Staff at Value Penguin analyzed the most recent crime data available from the 2013 FBI Crime Report ...

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Brent Billingsley, AICP, CFMTown 868-7558
Jess KnudsonPIO/Assistant Town 868-7541
Jennifer EvansManagement 868-7549

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