Tempe City Council appoints new City Clerk
Tempe, Arizona – The Tempe City Council has appointed Carla Reece as City Clerk, to replace retiring Clerk Brigitta Kuiper, who has served the city since 2010.
The vote took place at the April 11 Regular Council Meeting. Reece began her role with Tempe on April 16.
Kuiper is retiring after 27 years in public service, including 12 years as City Clerk for the City of Yuma. Kuiper also was named the 2015 Arizona Clerk of the Year.
Reece has been in public service for 23 years, holds her Master Municipal Clerk, Certified Public Manager and Elections credentials in addition to a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in Law from American Public University/American Military University. She has most recently served as Public Safety Communications Manager for the City of Casa Grande and had previously served as the City Clerk Department Director/Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Litchfield Park and as a Special District Clerk for the Northwest Fire District.
Reece is a longstanding member of the Arizona Municipal Clerks Association, among other affiliations, and has had many community service volunteer roles.
Per the City Charter, the City Council has the authority to hire and manage the employment of four appointed positions: City Attorney; City Manager; City Clerk; and the Presiding Judge of the Tempe Municipal Court. All other city employees are hired and managed through one of those appointees.
Tempe also had another recent addition to its management ranks – City Auditor Bill Greene joined the city in March. The position is a department director rather than an appointee of the Council. Greene manages a team that conducts independent, internal reviews of city operations.
Contact: Nikki Ripley, 480-350-8846
Retiring Tempe City Clerk Brigitta Kuiper (left) and new Tempe City Clerk Carla Reece (right.)