Meet the Managers

County Manager


James Jayne


Title: County Manager
Phone: (928) 679-7130
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James Jayne was appointed Coconino County Manager in June 2018 after joining the County in August 2017. He oversees all departments and works directly with the Board of Supervisors on carrying out their vision of the County. Currently, he is working with the Finance Team and County Team Members to produce the Fiscal Year 19 budget. Jayne is also implementing, at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Transformational Leadership Philosophy throughout the County. 
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Previous Experience

Prior to coming to Coconino County, he served as the Navajo County Manager since 2003.  He also Executive Secretary for the Arizona Corporation Commission, the Chief of Staff in the AZ House of Representatives, worked at the Arizona Water Banking Authority and in the U.S. Congress. 


Education



Jayne earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University and his MPA and Certified Public Manager Certification from Arizona State University.

Deputy County Managers



Mike Townsend


Title: Deputy County Manager
Phone: (928) 679-7130
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Mike Townsend currently serves as Deputy County Manager in Coconino County. He oversees the County’s Finance Department, the Public Fiduciary and Information Technology. Mike also serves as Trustee to the Northern Arizona Public Employee Benefits Trust.
Mike served as Interim County Manager from November 2011 to August 2013 and has worked more than 15 years with the County. He has served as the County’s Chief Fiscal Officer from 2000 to 2007, 2018 & 2019. 

 Mike was awarded the Catherine Connolly Award in February 2014 as the outstanding Assistant City/County Manager in Arizona, presented by the Arizona City/County Management Association.

Appointments


In addition, Mike served on the Arizona State Retirement System’s Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2011. He served as that board's vice-chair in fiscal year 2007 and as board chair in fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

Previous Experience


Prior to joining the County, Mike worked with the City of Flagstaff Finance Department, in the public accounting field and worked in the private sector in the manufacturing and automotive industries.

Education


Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University in 1987. Mike is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Arizona since 1992. Mike was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, July 2015, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.
Lucinda Andreani
Title: Deputy County Manager & Public Works Director
Phone: (928) 679-7166
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Lucinda became Deputy County Manager in 2018 and Public Works Director in 2017. She has been with Coconino County since 2005. 

In addition to her role as Public Works Director, Andreani works directly with the County Manager and other Deputy County Managers to strategically implement the Board’s policy goals. Supports the Departmental Directors of Community Development, Parks and Recreation and Emergency Management in their leadership roles. In addition, Andreani leads the County’s Organizational Renewal initiative, which includes developing transformational leadership, increasing the organization’s cultural capacity by implementing diversity, inclusion and equity efforts, and honoring our team members who are fundamental to high quality public service. 

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Previous Experience


Prior to joining the County, she was a leader in the energy industry working with a major utility and an energy corporation and, with her own consulting business, served large energy users across the country. 

Education


Andreani has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management with an Emphasis in Environmental Policy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Dr. Marie Peoples


Title: Deputy County Manager
Phone: (928) 679-7140
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Dr. Marie Peoples serves as Deputy County Manager, and previously served as the Chief Health Officer for Coconino County Public Health Services District. Dr. Peoples strives to provide visionary leadership, developing strategies to further the department’s mission and collaborating with leaders across the community to improve health outcomes. Dr. Peoples develops innovative approaches to address public health and social issues. She works to empower women and minorities and to advocate for equitable access to care with a goal of eliminating health disparities between populations. 

Dr. Peoples serves as a member of the Coconino Community College Governing Board, is a recipient of the Emerging Leader in Rural Women’s Health award, the Gabe Zimmerman Civic Leadership award, and is a Flinn-Brown fellow.
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Previous Experience


Dr.  Peoples began her career as a substance abuse therapist within Missouri’s correctional system and has worked within several of Missouri’s prisons with a variety of offender demographics and rehabilitative programs. In addition, she has worked for the Missouri Supreme Court and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. 

Education


Dr. Peoples holds a Bachelors’ degree in Criminal Justice Administration, a master’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice, a master’s Degree in Public Health, and a PhD in Public Health Epidemiology.
Kim Musselman
Title: Director of Special Initiatives
Phone: (928) 679-7140
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Musselman was appointed as the Director of Special Initiatives in 2018. In this role she manages strategic, operational, and administrative functions of special initiatives and projects for the County. This includes serving as the Census 2020 Coordinator.
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Previous Experience


Musselman's twenty-five years of experience in the County includes work in the public and non-profit sectors across multiple departments and disciplines. She has served Coconino County for 20 years in the County Manager’s Office, the Public Fiduciary Office, the County Attorney’s Office, Adult and Juvenile Probation and the Sheriff’s Office. Community collaboration and inter-agency advocacy has been a major focus throughout Musselman's career.

Education


Kim received her Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University.