To buffer the impacts of an arduous transition process, the Maricopa City Council will vote Tuesday to name an interim city manager, one who formerly held the position.
During their regular scheduled meeting, council will decide whether to fill the vacancy created by departing City Manager Gregory Rose with former interim City Manager Patricia Sorensen.
Sorensen briefly took the helm in Maricopa in July of 2013 when then-manager Brenda Fischer left for Glendale. Rose was eventually chosen for the position in early 2014 despite Sorensen also being in the running.
At the time, some questioned the decision to pass on Sorensen, citing her more than 30 years of experience in state and municipal administration, most of which has been in Arizona.
She is a graduate of Arizona State University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
If approved, Sorensen’s employment agreement would be good for six months, beginning Dec. 7 and ending June 6.
Rose will be leaving the Maricopa City Manager post this month for a similar position in University City, Missouri.