Where the Trail Begins

The mission of the Town of Clifton Administration Department is to consistently implement the Town Council's vision and policies through effective management of Town resources to ensure the efficient delivery of services to our residents.


The Town Manager, as the Town's chief administrative officer, administers the functions of the Town in accordance with Town ordinances and established policies. Ian McGaughey has been the Town Manager of Clifton since June 2015. He came from Alaska, where he worked in Alaska Native government. Mr. McGaughey has a Masters In Public Administration from Arkansas State University, and a BA in Communications from American University.

The Town Manager's office provides centralized direction and leadership for the effective administration and operations of all municipal services for the Town of Clifton as directed by the Town Council and serves as the focal point for the management of Town departments and staff.  

The Town Manager's office prepares and submits to the Town Council a balanced budget of municipal services in adherence with the policy goals and objectives by the Town Council while employing such managerial techniques as needed to assure efficient and effective utilization of the Town's resources.

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Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Located at 510 N Coronado Blvd. (928) 865-4146

Town Administration

Ian McGaughey, MPA

Town Manager

Town of Clifton

Arizona