- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) - The city of Maricopa has hired a new city manager.

City Council members unanimously approved a three-year contract Tuesday for Ricky Horst.

His start date will be June 25.

Horst has been the city manager of Rocklin, California since 2011.

He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of public administration with 23 years in the position of city manager.

Horst is a graduate of Brigham Young University and earned a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University.

He and his wife Cindy have six children and are preparing to welcome their 14th grandchild.

Maricopa is located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Phoenix.

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