Committee on Professional Conduct (CPC)

Responsible for assisting the Board in implementing the Code of Ethics and Rules of Procedure. In tandem with the President and Board of Directors, the CPC is responsible for publicizing and promoting the Code of Ethics with the membership, elected officials, and the general public. The CPC is also responsible for conducting investigations and preparing written findings of fact, which are sent to the President and the respondent. The CPC may recommend that disciplinary action be considered but it may not recommend a specific sanction.

The ACMA Board of Directors selects the chair of the CPC. The chair selects membership based on the committee, with appropriate guidance from the Officers.

This committee was created in February 2003.

George Pettit – CPC Chair, Life Member, ACMA
Shane Dille – Town Manager, Sahuarita
Mike Hutchinson – Life Member, ACMA
Pat McDermott – Life Member, ACMA
Chuck Potucek – City Manager, Sierra Vista

Conference Planning Committee

Plan ACMA Winter and Summer Conferences

The co-chair of the conference planning committee shall become the committee chair after their term as co-chair (one conference). The committee will include a diverse mix of active and associate members, and will take into account factors such as representation of cities, counties, and other organizations; geographic location, size of organizations represented, etc.


  • Provide content ideas for conferences
  • Assist with speakers/panels
  • Assist with special event and member hospitality at conferences


Paige M. Peterson , Assistant City Manager / Director of Finance – Litchfield Park – Summer Conference 2023 Chair

Ian McGaughey – Deputy County Administrator, Yuma – Winter Conference 2023 Chair

Scholarship Committee

Manage Andrews and Esser Scholarship Programs

The Scholarship Committee will include both Full and Associate members.


  • Select scholarship recipients
  • Revise Andrews program to include an internship component
  • Review city/town/county applications
  • Work with 3 public universities to increase participation
  • Meet with first internship city and intern to determine successes/areas for improvement


Ginger Spencer, Deputy Manager, Phoenix – Chair
Steven Turner, Assistant to the City Manager, Chandler
Gina Montes, Deputy Manager, City of Phoenix
Stacy Hettmansperger, Management Assistant II, Phoenix

ACMA Corporate Partners