Mark Perkins, City Administrator for the City of Creve Coeur, has announced his resignation to become Town Manager of Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix.
“The decision to leave Creve Coeur is a difficult one, but Paradise Valley represents a new challenge for me in another great community,” said Perkins. “It will also allow me to be close to family who live in Arizona and California, and my daughter and son-in-law will also soon be moving west to Colorado.”
Perkins added, “I have been truly blessed and honored to work with an outstanding staff, dedicated elected officials and engaged citizens for these many years in Creve Coeur. I have also been fortunate to work with so many outstanding city administrators and other regional leaders throughout the St. Louis area.”
Perkins will begin work in Paradise Valley in January, and will remain in his current role in Creve Coeur until then. The Creve Coeur City Council scheduled a special work session for Monday, October 29, 6:00 p.m., to discuss plans for filling the vacancy.
“I would like to thank Mark Perkins for his 19 years of service to the City of Creve Coeur. His proactive management style has contributed, immeasurably, to the stability and betterment of our community,” said Mayor Barry Glantz. “Mr. Perkins’ expertise and guidance will be greatly missed—and finding an equally qualified candidate to fill this highly specialized position is a task to which the City Council and I will devote our immediate time and attention."
For more information, please contact Barry Glantz, Mayor, at (314) 872-2518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.