City Manager Rick Horst
Ricky A. Horst was appointed City Manager for the City of Maricopa, Arizona on June 25, 2018. As the City Manager, he is responsible for the implementation and execution of Council policies, strategic planning, fiscal sustainability and oversight of all city personnel.
Prior to his appointment, Rick served as City Manager for cities in Florida, Utah, and California and brings over thirty-five years of progressive experience in the field of public administration with a proven and verifiable record of creativity, innovation, honesty, and as a results oriented leader “who gets things done.”
Rick received his Associated of Arts degree in Music Education from Okaloosa Walton Junior College followed by a Bachelor of Science Degree in Youth Leadership and Recreation Management and a Master’s Degree in Recreation Management and Community Resource Development from Brigham Young University. He later completed certain course work in the field of Public Administration at Troy State University. Rick is a member of the International City/County Manager’s Association and obtained his Credential City Manager certification in 2004.
Married to his wife Cynthia for thirty-eight years, they enjoy a diverse family of six children and fourteen grand-children that speak eight languages and represent multiple customs and cultures.