Personnel Additions, Changes Announced at League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Three important positions at the League of Arizona Cities and Towns have been filled, according to Executive Director Ken Strobeck. The appointments include:
Jeffrey Kros, Legislative Director. Mr. Kros, of Scottsdale, has previously served as Legislative Liaison and Public Information Officer for the Arizona Department of Revenue, and as a Legislative Research Analyst for the Finance Committee. He received his Bachelors Degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and his J.D. Degree from the Creighton Law School. He is licensed by the Arizona State Bar.
Dale Wiebusch, Legislative Associate. Among other positions, Mr. Wiebusch, of Phoenix, worked as a legislative advocate for the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence and was Director of Programs for Stepping Stones Agencies in Prescott. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota.
Jeri Kishiyama Auther, Staff Attorney. Ms. Auther, of Phoenix, has served as an Attorney on the Governor's Regulatory Review Council, the Department of Health Services and the Attorney General's office. She has been on the Board of Directors of a number of community organizations including the Japanese American Citizens League. She received her Bachelor's Degree and J.D. Degree from Arizona State University.
"I'm delighted that these three very talented people have joined the staff of the League," said Executive Director Strobeck. "They each bring special skills that will be of tremendous value as we carry our positive message about cities and towns to the Legislature, and provide support services to each of the incorporated municipalities in the state," he said.
In addition to the three new employees, Strobeck named Tom Belshe, Member Services Director, as Deputy Director of the League. "Tom is widely respected across the state for his deep knowledge of municipal finance issues and his expertise in working with government leaders at all levels. He is a very important part of the League's success," said Mr. Strobeck.
From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Belshe was Assistant Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Commerce overseeing the operations of the Community Development Division. He also served as Executive Director of the Greater Arizona Development Authority (GADA). Mr. Belshe received his Bachelor's Degree and M.P.A. from Brigham Young University.
About the League: The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary association of all the 90 incorporated cities and towns in the State of Arizona. It provides policy and legislative advocacy, information and inquiry services, along with publications and educational programs to strengthen the quality and efficiency of municipal government. It was founded in 1937 to serve the interests of cities and towns and to preserve the principles of home rule and local determination.
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