Town Manager Jamsheed Mehta has appointed Erik Montague as Deputy Town Manager at the Town of Marana effective April 23.
Montague has over 22 years of experience in governmental accounting and auditing. He most recently served as Finance Director for the Town of Marana since October 2006.
"We are very fortunate to have the talent and institutional knowledge that Mr. Montague will bring to his new role as Deputy Town Manager," said Mehta. "He understands the financial impacts and operations of the Town's projects, and I am confident of our organization's continued success."
Prior to working at the Town, Montague served as Controller for the City of Avondale and Senior Auditor with the Arizona Office of the Auditor General. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona (GFOAz). He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona.
"I am humbled by the opportunity and I look forward to working with various departments in providing important services to our community," said Montague. "There are a number of exciting service enhancements on the horizon including plans for new intuitive web-based tools to help our development community, as well as an update to the pavement preservation program which will drive decisions on how we can best manage our road systems well into the future."
In his new position as Deputy Town Manager, Montague will provide strategic and managerial leadership to the Departments of Finance, Engineering, Public Works, Water, and Technology Services. This is in addition to the expertise and the valuable resource he will provide to the Town Manager on a day-to-day basis.