In Memoriam of our Most Admired Colleague, Tim Kanavel

MARICOPA, AZ – February 9, 2021


With deep sadness and a heavy heart, MEDA announces the passing of our most admired colleague, Tim Kanavel. The world lurched when he left this life behind on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

Tim’s love of life, and for his work as Economic Development and Workforce Development Director for Pinal County, AZ, shined brightly over everyone. His stamp is on every large and significant project that has taken place in Pinal County during the last ten years, including the expansion of many international advanced manufacturing firms, and the location of both Lucid Motors, Inc. and Nikola Corporation. 

In his professional life, Tim’s steely determination to help make Pinal County a better place was legendary. His imprint on the Arizona community at-large will be everlasting.

Most importantly, Tim’s spirit, devotion to his family and indomitable “will do, can do” attitude inspired all who were fortunate to know him.

His passing leaves a gaping hole, and we will miss Tim’s joyous spirit, and warm and compassionate heart.

Rest in peace dear colleague and friend.

Tim Kanavel

(Photo by Sean Logan / The Republic)