"When you've worked for as long as I have, and at my age, this is the typical," Reed said. "You have to decide when it's going to be, and after serving the public for 38 years, I've decided."
Reed joined the city of Chandler in April 2013 as an assistant city manager before being appointed city manager in April 2016.
Prior to coming to the city of Chandler, Marsha worked for the city of Lubbock, Texas, for 20 years, serving in many capacities in public works and the last five years as chief operating officer overseeing several large departments.
"Mayor and council have two new council members; I would assume [discussions about my replacement] have yet to be held," Reed said.
Reed's last day will be March 4, she said. In the next couple months, Reed will oversee much of the internal decision-making for the city's budget, and she will continue working with the chair of the citizen's bond exploratory committee to get its report to council in February. From there, the council will determine whether to call for a bond election in November.
Reed said she will be staying in Chandler in her retirement.