Former Apache Junction City Manager George Hoffman was honored by the Apache Junction City Council July 21 for his 27 years serving the city. Mr. Hoffman retired in June after serving as city manager from April 2002 to June 2015, making him the longest standing city manager in Apache Junction, Bryant Powell, the city’s new city manager, said during the council meeting. Mr. Hoffman was hired in October 1987 to be assistant to the city manager. He was promoted to assistant city manager in 1991, Mr. Powell said, and he served as the city’s interim development services director twice and interim city manager twice. During the council meeting, he was gifted by the city with a watch, an engraved plaque expressing the city’s appreciation and his name plaque. Above, Mr. Hoffman, center, is flanked by Mr. Powell, left, and Apache Junction Mayor John Insalaco.
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