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ACMA Honors Bryant Powell with 2015 Connolly Award
This year's Catherine F. Connolly award was presented to Bryant Powell, Assistant City Manager for the City of Apache Junction. The Catherine F. Connolly Outstanding City/County Manager Award recognizes an outstanding assistant city or county manager who has demonstrated exemplary service to their organization, the community, local government and ACMA. The namesake of the award, Catherine F. Connolly, was the executive director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns for eight years and served more than 20 years as the deputy director.

Powell has served as the assistant city manager for the City of Apache Junction since April 2003. During his time as the assistant city manager, he has brought about significant improvements to the organization. Powell recently led the city council and department directors to formulate a plan to provide legislative focus for the city council. He has also worked to bring an interested developer and the Arizona State Land Department together in a fashion that positions the land well for development, and has worked with the council to develop a strategy for taking a Permanent Base Adjustment to the community in 2018.

In addition to his accomplishments for the City of Apache Junction, Powell has been an active member of ACMA, serving as the chair of the planning committee and as a member of the scholarship committee. Powell is also the first ICMA - Credentialed City Manager in the history of Apache Junction.
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