Meet the Managers
Title: County Manager
Phone: (928) 679-7140
Steve Peru was appointed the role of County Manager and began his tenure on April 5, 2021. Originally from Morenci, Arizona, Steve moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University. Upon graduation with a degree in Sociology/Social Work, he was hired at Coconino County in 1979 where he worked for 32 years. This long and storied career at the County including roles such as Community Services Coordinator, Finance Director, Elections Director, and Deputy County Manager, eventually leading him to become the County Manager in 2006. He held this role until 2011 and went on to enjoy leadership positions at local nonprofit, for-profit, and educational institutions, including as the CEO of the United Way of Northern Arizona and the Chief External Affairs Officer/Executive Director for the Coconino Community College Foundation. Steve also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from NAU, and has completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University – Kennedy School of Government.
Title: Deputy County Manager & Public Works Director
Phone: (928) 679-7166
Lucinda became Deputy County Manager in 2018 and Public Works Director in 2017. She has been with Coconino County since 2005.
In addition to her role as Public Works Director, Andreani works directly with the County Manager and other Deputy County Managers to strategically implement the Board’s policy goals. Supports the Departmental Directors of Community Development, Parks and Recreation and Emergency Management in their leadership roles. In addition, Andreani leads the County’s Organizational Renewal initiative, which includes developing transformational leadership, increasing the organization’s cultural capacity by implementing diversity, inclusion and equity efforts, and honoring our team members who are fundamental to high quality public service.
Prior to joining the County, she was a leader in the energy industry working with a major utility and an energy corporation and, with her own consulting business, served large energy users across the country.
Andreani has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management with an Emphasis in Environmental Policy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Susan (Sue) Brown began service with Coconino County in 1998. She will focus on operations. She oversees Facilities Management, Information Technology, Human Resources and some of the Constitutional Offices. Brown is actively involved in the community, having served on the US Green Building Council Board of Directors (AZ Chapter) and serving on the Arizona Forward Northern Region Council, and the Flagstaff Arts Council/Creative Flagstaff Board of Directors and is a 2015 graduate of the Flagstaff Leadership Program.
Sue joined Coconino County in 1998 in the Facilities Management Department as Property Manager during the County’s capital facilities construction program from 1996-2004. Her role evolved into strategic planning for the organization, and in 2009, she stepped into the role of Facilities Management Director, where she served for 12 years.
Brown’s experience working with each department in the County has allowed her to develop a depth of knowledge of the services the County provides to the public, as well as build strong relationships within the County and its partners. She has worked extensively with the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, County Constitutional Officers, and municipalities across the County. Her focus has long been to provide a strong support framework for the services that are delivered to the public each day. She has been dedicated to achieving the County’s mission through integrity, professionalism, accountability, and the responsibility to honor the vast land and diverse cultures and people of Coconino County.
Brown has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Wayne State College in Nebraska and has been in the Master of Public Administration program at Northern Arizona University. She achieved a Certified Public Manager designation from the Bob Ramsey School of Government at Arizona State University in 2008.