City of Sierra Vista Leisure and Library Services Director Victoria Yarbrough has been selected to serve as assistant city manager, effective Sept. 5.
Yarbrough joined the City of Sierra Vista team in 2011. She immediately oversaw the integration of the City’s library and leisure services departments, while also acting as head of the tourism division for her first two years. She has successfully run a department with about 65 full time employees and a $3.8 million budget, while leading a variety of special projects and initiatives.
“Victoria is a proven leader who has demonstrated her ability to manage complex projects, foster relationships in the community, and find creative ways to leverage resources in a series of tight budget years,” Sierra Vista City Manager Chuck Potucek says. “She has learned from one of the best by working closely with Mary Jacobs for the last six years and I’m confident Victoria will excel in her new role.”
Yarbrough is replacing Jacobs, who will transition into her new position as Oro Valley town manager in September after spending more than 17 years serving as Sierra Vista’s assistant city manager.
“I have been blessed to be part of the Sierra Vista team for six incredible years and I look forward to serving the community in an even greater capacity as assistant city manager,” Yarbrough says. “Sierra Vista is fortunate to have a history of strong leadership and I couldn’t have asked for better role models than Chuck and Mary. I would like to thank them for helping prepare me to take this next step.”
Yarbrough previously served four years as the acting director of libraries and recreation for the City of Douglas. She has a Master of Science in Educational Technology and a Master of Arts in Informational Resources and Library Science. Yarbrough is a state representative for the International City/County Management Association Conference planning committee and a past chair of the national Public Library Association Legislative Advisory and Advocacy Committee.