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Posted on: January 6, 2017

County Elected Officials sworn in

2017 term begins for Supervisors, Judges and Constitutional Officers

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. —Coconino County officials pledged oaths Friday to uphold the Constitution, the laws of Arizona and to serve county residents.

Chair of the Board Liz Archuleta led the swearing-in ceremony at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. Participating in the event were County officials elected and re-elected by county voters in November.

“It is an honor to serve and help shape the policy of the County,” said Archuleta, who represents District 2. “It’s also a privilege to work with the other dedicated public servants. In Coconino County, we have a long tradition of collaborating as a team of elected officials to deliver the best possible services to our constituents.”

New members include District 4 Supervisor Jim Parks who replaced retired Supervisor Mandy Metzger; Sheriff Jim Driscoll succeeded retired Sheriff Bill Pribil; County Attorney William Ring replaced outgoing Attorney Dave Rozema; and Assessor Armando Ruiz replaced retired Assessor Chris Mazon. Treasurer Sarah Benatar and Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey were appointed mid-term and were re-elected.

“I have enjoyed working with the outgoing elected officials and wish them the very best in their retirement,” said County Manager Cynthia Seelhammer. “I also look forward to working with the new officials as they begin their terms and bring new and innovative perspectives to the County.”

WHAT: Elected Official Swearing-in Ceremony and reception with entertainment performed by soloist, Andrew Hamby.

• Art Babbott Supervisor, District 1
• Elizabeth C. Archuleta, Supervisor, District 2
• Matt Ryan, Supervisor, District 3
• Jim Parks, Supervisor, District 4
• Lena Fowler, Supervisor, District 5
• Armando Ruiz, Assessor
• Sarah Elena Benatar, Treasurer
• Patty Hansen, Recorder
• Risha Anne VanderWey, Superintendent of Schools
• William P. Ring, County Attorney
• Jim Driscoll, Sheriff
• Honorable Mark Moran, Superior Court Judge, Division III
• Honorable Cathleen Nichols, Judge of the Superior Court, Division V

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

WHERE: Coconino Center for the Arts 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ


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