Providing Executive Leaders and Managers for Over Ten Years, Serving Cities, Counties, Municipalities, and Other Special Districts

Interim Public Management has been providing interim executive-level managers to cities counties, municipalities, and special districts such as fire districts, across Arizona for over a decade with excellent results. We provide interim executives to provide full-time dedicated support when a leadership transition, sometimes unexpectantly, occurs.  We’re not a headhunter, consultant, program auditor, or an external recruiting agency. We are a company committed to being there for our clients when the need arises.  When succession planning hasn’t taken hold, your bench isn’t as experienced as you need, and when a key position opens and recruitment takes a bit, our talented interim department directors and other professional positions are there for you.

We are your plan B. Whether you’re restructuring, dealing with management challenges, or needing a fast solution for a limited time, we offer reliable, experienced directors to help fill the gap and get the job done. Our swift placement of interims allows you time so you don’t feel pressured into a bad decision when finding the right permanent replacement. Our focus on executive-level managers for cities, counties, and fire districts means we have the best interim managers with the experience you need.

Trusted Service

We specialize in providing interim department directors and city/county managers.

Turnkey Solutions

Interim Public Management presents a turnkey solution that addresses the immediate management needs of local government and public organizations by providing seasoned interim city, town and county managers, and department directors to great organizations — turning turmoil into tranquility. Interim Public Management helps in a variety of situations.

  • Relevant Experience – When you need expert experience to solve your challenges.

  • Expansion – Filling temporary expansion or restructuring needs with flexibility.

  • New Skills – An easier way to bring in new skills and management styles.

  • Absences – Covering for maternity leave or any other absences.

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.”

Lawrence Bossidy

“High expectations are the key to everything.”

Sam Walton

“If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs.”



Our firm was created to garner the years of experience accumulated by tenured public leaders and to harness that knowledge for the betterment of communities.

  • Variety – Our team of over 200 tenured public executives have managed over 70 different cities and organizations in 15 states and have the maturity and wisdom that is only obtained through experience

  • Flexibility – If you need a department director, we have the most experienced and dedicated professionals ready to serve for as long as you may need (commonly 3 to 9 months).

  • Seasoned Professionals – Although an existing employee is sometimes appointed to fill an interim vacancy, this practice leaves that individual overburdened and unable to be effective. Furthermore, it’s hard to return an existing employee to their previous job. Instead, Interim Public Management provides a seasoned professional – allowing optimal organizational performance.

  • Permanent Engagements – We provide experienced leaders in management for communities and organizations wanting to test drive a potential manager before making them a permanent member of their leadership team.

  • Transitional Experience – We provide managers and directors for temporary engagements: When communities and organizations in transition often need an experienced change agent that won’t stay on permanently.