Welcome New ACMA President County Administrator, Yuma County,
Ian A. McGaughey
Yuma County, Arizona: Ian McGaughey, County Administrator, Yuma County, was recently elected by his peers to serve as president of the Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) Board of Directors. McGaughey began his term as president at the organization’s annual business meeting in Sedona, Arizona on January 25 and his term will run through January 2025. Upon the completion of his term as president, McGaughey will remain on the board as the past president for another year, through January 2026. McGaughey has been a member of the ACMA since 2015.
McGaughey has been County Administrator for Yuma County since June 2022 after serving two years as Deputy County Administrator. He has 19 years of local government experience, including serving as City Manager for Somerton, Arizona, Town Manager for Clifton, Arizona, a department director in Tribal local government in Alaska, and as an elected Council member for a city in New York. He has broad experience in the private sector, including small-business ownership, television communications experience, and public relations responsibilities. Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from American University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Public Administration from Arkansas State University. He has been an ICMA Credentialed Manager since 2020.
As president, McGaughey will lead the association to accomplish ACMA’s mission as a professional development association dedicated to serving our communities by strengthening the knowledge and expertise of Arizona’s existing and aspiring government leaders.
The council-manager form of local government combines the political leadership of elected officials with the professional experience of an appointed government manager. City and county managers implement the policies of elected officials and provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of running a city or county.
Ian’s President’s Video
The Arizona City/County Management Association was established in 1954. It is a non-profit, professional development association dedicated to serving our communities by strengthening the knowledge and expertise of Arizona’s existing and aspiring government leaders.
The ACMA cooperates with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the International City/County Management Association, various public institutions of higher learning in Arizona and other organizations dedicated to supporting and promoting local government management. The organization was incorporated in 1998. It currently has approximately 280 members and is staffed by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.