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ACMA Honors Jimmy Jayne with 2011 DeBolske Award
ACMA recognized Jimmy Jayne, County Manager of Navajo County, as the recipient of the 2011 John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award. The Award was created in 1997 to recognize City/County Managers who demonstrate the highest level of professional excellence in local government and who have made life contributions in serving the profession. This award is the highest honor that ACMA may bestow upon a Full Member.

Jimmy began his career in public service as director of Operations for the Arizona House of Representatives. After leaving state service briefly to work at the federal level as Chief of Staff to a United States Congressman, Jimmy returned as Interim Executive Secretary of the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2003. Later that year Jimmy was selected as County Manager of Navajo County, Arizona.

Jimmy has been extensively involved in the affairs of both ACMA and ICMA, serving as the immediate past president of ACMA, Jimmy has been an outstanding advocate for our profession within Arizona and across the country. Prior to his term as president of ACMA, Jimmy served on ACMA's board of directors and as chair of the conference planning committee. He has also served on ICMA's conference planning and nominating committees.

Within Navajo County, Jimmy is an outstanding manager of people and resources. He is supportive and engaging of young professionals and constantly pursues opportunities for innovation. He continuously seeks out training opportunities to improve his own management abilities and has attended both the Management Program for Leaders in Public Service at the Pennsylvania State University and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University. He likewise has recently received his Credentialed Public Manager and ICMA Credentialed Manager designations.

Jimmy is a tireless advocate for local government and a shining example of excellence in public management.
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