Barbara Goodrich started serving as the City's Deputy City Manager in August of 2015. She is responsible for Economic Vitality (Airport, Tourism, Library and Community Investment); Community Development (Affordable Housing & Housing Authority, Building & Safety, Engineering, and Planning and Zoning); Information Technology, Management Services, Real Estate and Utilities.
She has spent the majority of her career in the public sector. She was the Chief Financial Officer for the Guidance Center for 14 years and the rest of her career with the City of Flagstaff. Goodrich started with the City as the Finance Director and promoted to the Management Services Director in 2009. She is also a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) both nationally and with the state chapter.
Barbara served on the statewide Public Safety Pension Task Force which resulted in recommendations to reform the public safety retirement system to assure sustainable benefits within an affordable financial framework. Goodrich has presented on various topics at the Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona and to numerous professional and citizen groups around the City. She is also currently serving on the United Way Allocations Committee.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University in 1980 and received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 1998. In addition, she received her Certified Public Manager designation from Arizona State University in 2009.