City Manager

Welcome to the City of Coolidge website!

Coolidge is a growing community, diverse in population.  It is 15 minutes away from Interstate 10, (via State Route 87), 25 minutes from Chandler, and only 15 minutes from the new community of San Tan Valley.  The City retains a traditional town center, including a designated Historic District, which holds great potential for sensitive redevelopment.  Coolidge is also home to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, an enigmatic structure built by the ancestors of the Pima and Papago peoples who settled in this area over 1,000 years ago, leaving a legacy of irrigation canals and an extensive archaeological heritage with new finds that are continually being discovered to this day.

About Our City Government Structure


In the council-manager form of government, the council is the governing body of the city, elected by the public, and the manager is hired by the council to carry out the policies it establishes. The council usually consists of five to nine members including a mayor (or council president) who is either selected by the council or elected by the people as defined in the city charter. The size of the council is generally smaller than that of a mayor-council municipality and council elections are usually nonpartisan.

The council provides legislative direction while the manager is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the city based on the council’s recommendations. The mayor and council, as a collegial body, are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, and determining the tax rate. The manager serves as the council’s chief advisor. Managers also serve at the pleasure of the council and are responsible for preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations, and hiring and firing personnel.

Typically, the mayor is recognized as the political head of the municipality but is a member of the legislative body and does not have the power to veto legislative actions.

Life, Well Run - Video provided by the the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) who encourages citizens to get involved in recycling programs.

For more information on the Council - Manager form of government, please visit LifeWellRun.org

Please continue your tour on our website and learn more about the wonderful community of Coolidge.

My staff and I are here to assist you, please feel free to contact us.

City Manager
Rick Miller
E-mail: rmiller@coolidgeaz.com
Mailing Address:
130 W. Central Avenue, Coolidge, AZ 85128