Scottsdale adds Greg Caton to its leadership team

leadershipScottsdale City Manager Jim Thompson has announced the hire of Greg Caton as Scottsdale newest assistant city manager. Caton, a native Coloradan with an extensive background in municipal government, brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the city. 

Caton is a credentialed local government professional who has spent the past eight years as city manager in Grand Junction, Colorado. Prior to his tenure in Grand Junction, Caton served as the town manager in Oro Valley, Arizona. His public administration journey also includes eight years as the assistant city manager for the city of Durango, Colorado. 

Caton holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. His commitment to professional excellence is underscored by his attainment of the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). 

Active in Colorado’s local government community, Caton participated in statewide multijurisdictional groups and served as a board member for the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA). His extensive experience and leadership roles make him a valuable addition to Scottsdale. 

“I look forward to joining the Scottsdale team,” commented Caton. “Scottsdale is an organization with an excellent reputation, and I have family who reside there, so it it’s a perfect alignment for personal and professional interests. I could not be more excited.” 

"Greg’s professional background and experience will be an excellent addition to our high-performance organization,” said Thompson. “We look forward to bringing him onboard as we continue our focus on providing world-class services to our thriving community.” 

Caton will work alongside Scottsdale’s current assistant city managers, Bill Murphy and Brent Stockwell, when he assumes his new role May 6. 

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