Ian McGaughey

Town Manager, Government Administration

Ian McGaughey, Town Manager, Clifton, Arizona

Ian McGaughey's Bio:

Ian McGaughey is the town manager of Clifton, Arizona, a municipality of 4,477 and the county seat of Greenlee County in southeastern Arizona. As municipal administrator, he is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operations of the town.


Prior to relocating to Arizona, Ian McGaughey was senior manager for an Alaska Native government in southcentral Alaska. He served on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Chamber and the Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council, as well as three terms as president of the Seldovia Chamber of Commerce.


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Ian McGaughey's Experience:

  • Town Manager at Town of Clifton, Arizona

    The Town Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Town, performing managerial work in planning, organizing and directing the operations of the Town. The Town Manager's Department directs and coordinates Town staff to provide effective, efficient and equitable implementation of Council policies and programs, while providing representation of Town Council policies to citizens, other governmental agencies and community organizations.

  • Public Relations and Marketing Director at Seldovia Village Tribe

    Guided the Alaska Native government's complex operations as a member of Senior Management. Developed strategic partnerships and conducted legislative advocacy with external organizations and government agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Directed and coordinated all public outreach, relations and communications to expand the government’s diverse interests.

  • President at Seldovia Alaska Chamber of Commerce

    Led and managed the diverse interests of the Chamber’s membership to foster growth in the diverse community.

  • Board of Directors at Alaska Chamber

    Worked with state and local leaders to build a more prosperous economy for Alaska’s residents and businesses.

  • Board of Directors at Kenai Peninsula Tourism and Marketing Council

    Guided the organization in its mission to attract tourism to the Kenai Peninsula to stimulate economic development in area communities.

Ian McGaughey's Education:

  • American University

    Concentration: Communications