The town manager directs and coordinates staff to implement town council policies and decisions with the highest level of professionalism and customer service.
In May 2013, town council appointed Mr. L. Kelly Udall as town manager. Kelly has been working in local government for over 27 years in various capacities.
Kelly received his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University (ASU) and his master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado. He has earned several professional certifications including graduation from the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive Program, Certified Public Manager (CPM), and International Personnel Manager’s Association Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) from ASU.
Kelly has served 12 years on the board of trustees for the Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Liability and Workers Compensation Pool.
Kelly is committed to working with the mayor, council and community to make Sahuarita a better place to work and live. Prior to his appointment as Sahuarita Town Manager, Kelly served as town manager of Lakeside, Arizona for eight years.
Kelly has been married to his wife, Marianne, for 27 years and has five lovely children. Kelly is a fourth-generation Arizonan whose great-grandfather settled the Town of Eagar which bears his name.