John Kross, ICMA-CM
John Kross has been in planning and community development in both Wisconsin and Arizona since 1989. In Wisconsin, he worked for a private downtown redevelopment firm, and in Arizona he has worked for the Town of Gilbert, the cities of Phoenix and Wickenburg, and Queen Creek, where he has been since 1996. Mr. Kross spent his first eight years in Queen Creek as the Community Development Director, two years as Assistant Town Manager and nine months as Interim Town Manager. On March 26, 2007, the Queen Creek Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Kross to fill the position of Town Manager.
Mr. Kross has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Leadership Studies/Public Policy from Ripon College in Wisconsin and a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, American Society of Public Administration and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Kross serves on the Chandler Gilbert Community College President’s Community Advisory Council, the Arizona City/County Management Association Board and is Chair of the TOPAZ Regional Wireless Cooperative (the Board that oversees the implementation and management of the East Valley’s emergency radio response system and is an association of the municipalities of Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Apache Junction and the Apache Junction Fire District).