The Town Manager's Office implements policy as directed by the elected officials of the Town through the voters and directs the day-to-day operations of the entire Town and all its departments. The Town Manager is ultimately responsible for the annual budget direction, water portfolio expansion, commercial economic development, capital projects, neighborhood services and the public relations function through a variety of media for the Town.
Town Manager Larry Tarkowski (right) accepts Water Deal of the Year Award (2nd Place) from Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Larry Tarkowski, the current Town Manager, is the longest tenured incumbent in the Town's history. Serving since 2004, Mr. Tarkowski started his public service career in 1989 as the Public Works director for the rapidly growing Town. As a management philosophy, he has embraced long term vision coupled with aggressive infrastructure development as foundational elements critical to the success of Prescott Valley.
Mr. Tarkowski has served in many professional capacities including the Governor appointed Groundwater Users Advisory Council, Northern Arizona Council of Governments Transportation Subcommittee, the Governor's committee on water resources, technical advisor to the Central Yavapai Transportation Planning Organization, Yavapai County Water Advisory Council and Yavapai Soccer Club Board of Directors.
Deputy Town Manager
Ryan Judy serves as the Deputy Town Manager for Prescott Valley. Ryan graduated with degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Utah State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Brigham Young University. He worked for the cities of College Station and Ennis, Texas for six years combined before beginning employment with the Town in 2004.