Working together

The City of Somerton operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Somerton is charged with the responsibility for the day to day operation of all the City Government functions through policy direction set by the Mayor and City Council.

Special_Events-IanCity Manager Ian McGaughey has 15 years of local government experience over a 25-year career that includes leadership in government administration, business development, and community relations. Before joining the City of Somerton in April of 2018, Ian was the town manager in Clifton, Arizona for three years. Prior to that, he worked as a department director for a local government in Alaska. He has also held public office, being elected to two four-year terms as a council member for a municipality in upstate New York, where he is originally from.

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 City Clerk office provides a variety of information, services, and support to City Staff, elected officials and the public at large. The Somerton City Clerk's office takes pride in providing the services listed below:

  • Records Management
  • Code updates
  • Preparation and distribution of City Council Agendas
  • Minutes of Council meetings
  • Support to Mayor and City Council
  • Provide information to the public in an efficient and timely manner

Somerton City Hall
143 N. State Ave.
Office Hours
Monday through Friday
7:00 am to 6:00 pm


If you need more information on any of these services, please feel free to stop by during office hours or call us at
(928) 722-7330.