Maricopa County, Arizona is home to around 63% of the state's population and covers an area of 9,224 square miles, making it larger than seven U. S. states. As the primary executive of the county, the county administrator is responsible for managing more than 40 departments and carrying out the Board of Supervisors' vision for the county.
Joy Rich has been the county administrator since 2014 and is set to retire in April after more than three decades of public service. Before joining Maricopa County, Rich worked for various government and nonprofit organizations in Phoenix and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has stated that her experiences in those roles will always be with her as she works to fulfill the Board's vision for Maricopa County. Rich has been a dedicated public servant for many years and has been instrumental in helping Maricopa County achieve its goals. She has worked hard to ensure that the county is well-managed and that its citizens are provided with quality services.
As she retires, she leaves behind a legacy of excellence and dedication to public service.