Central Arizona Governments


Honoring Mayor Gail Barney

It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we share the passing of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney.  He passed away June 22, 2022.  Mayor Barney dedicated his life to service, his family, and the success of the Queen Creek community. 

Mayor Gail Barney, Town of Queen CreekMayor Barney was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Town Council in 2002. He served as a council member until he was elected Mayor in 2010. 

Serving 20 years on the council, Mayor Barney was instrumental in many of the Town’s milestones. From opening Ellsworth Loop, to starting a fire department and providing municipal water services, Mayor Barney assisted the council with strategic decisions that helped propel the community forward. Under his leadership as Mayor, the Town continued to make strategic advancements becoming the first municipality with a full funded pension system, and recently the launch of the Queen Creek Police Department. 

Mayor Barney’s greatest influences were his parents, local school leaders and the founding families who helped shape the community that was so near to his heart.  Mayor Barney embodied what it meant to be QC neighborly - while his years of leadership and dedication will leave a legacy in the Queen Creek community - he will be sincerely missed.


CAG Executive Committee

The Central Arizona Governments Executive Committee is comprised of Regional Council Chairman Jon Thompson - Mayor, City of Coolidge; Regional Council Vice-Chairman Micha Powell - Mayor, City of Eloy; and Secretary/Treasurer Al Gameros - Mayor, City of Globe.

Mayor Jon Thompson, City of Coolidge Mayor Micah Powell, City of Eloy Mayor Al Gameros, City of Globe
Mayor Jon Thompson
City of Coolidge
Mayor Micah Powell
City of Eloy
Mayor Al Gameros
City of Globe



Pinal Regional Transportation Authority

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