“It’s been a pleasure. It’s been a long journey. As I walk into the sunset, I know you’re in good hands.” KAZI HAQUE
After 15 years of helping to plan Maricopa, Kazi Haque announced his retirement in July. Arriving shortly after incorporation, he guided the city through the dramatic rise and fall and rise again of development. He wore several hats during his tenure at City Hall, include zoning specialist, manager and then director of Development Services, finishing as deputy city manager. Longtime colleagues and residents paid tribute.
“I had the pleasure of working with Kazi for the entire time he was with the City. He loved the city of Maricopa! Although we never worked in the same department, I witnessed his dedication and work ethic. He was instrumental in starting the Planning Department from the ground up. His contributions have been tremendous and all for the betterment of the city. He will be truly missed.” VANESSA BUERAS, City Clerk
JORDAN ROSE, founder and president of Rose Law Group, who has worked in the City of Maricopa since the day it was incorporated says “Kazi is a problem solver. He would carefully listen to every issue and instead of a knee-jerk “no” he would think about how we could possibly get to “yes.” That is a great quality in anyone, but especially important when representing one of the fastest growing cities in the country!”