Meet the Managers
Phone: (928) 679-7130
Steve Peru was appointed the role of County Manager and began his tenure on April 5, 2021. Originally from Morenci, Arizona, Steve moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University. Upon graduation with a degree in Sociology/Social Work, he was hired at Coconino County in 1979 where he worked for 32 years. This long and storied career at the County including roles such as Community Services Coordinator, Finance Director, Elections Director, and Deputy County Manager, eventually leading him to become the County Manager in 2006. He held this role until 2011 and went on to enjoy leadership positions at local nonprofit, for-profit, and educational institutions, including as the CEO of the United Way of Northern Arizona and the Chief External Affairs Officer/Executive Director for the Coconino Community College Foundation. Steve also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from NAU, and has completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government.
Title: Deputy County Manager & Public Works Director
Phone: (928) 679-7166
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.
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.
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.
Keene has almost twenty-five years of experience in local, state and federal government. Keene has served for five years as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff to Northern Arizona University. Prior to her work at NAU, Keene served as the Government Relations Director for Coconino County from 2007 – 2015 and for eight years in various roles in Arizona and in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Keene is a graduate of NAU with a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelors in English and Broadcast Journalism. She is also a Certified Public Manager through Arizona State University and a Flinn-Brown Fellow.