On Thursday, Governor Doug Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, June 24, 2022 in honor of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, who passed away on Wednesday.
Barney was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Queen Creek Town Council in January 2002 and served as Mayor since he was elected in June 2010. He served on the Planning & Zoning Commission from 1998 to 2002.
“Arizona is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor Gail Barney. A resident of Queen Creek nearly his entire life, he cared greatly about his community and all those who called it home,” said Ducey in a press release. “Under Mayor Barney, the Town of Queen Creek has become one of the fastest growing municipalities in the nation, attracting industry giants and many new residents. His vision and leadership helped make that growth possible.”