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Interim County Manager James Jayne has announced the selection of Eric Peterson as the County Public Affairs Director.
The Board of Supervisors approved the selection during their regular meeting June 19.The Public Affairs Director is responsible for the supervision of all governmental and community relations functions, including communications and legislative issues. The Director leads a team that implements initiatives and projects and advocates for legislation that benefits Coconino County residents. The Public Affairs Director is a part of the Coconino County Leadership Team and reports directly to the County Manager.“We look forward to Eric joining our team and bringing his wealth of experience to Coconino County,” said Interim County Manager James Jayne. “He has represented diverse communities, fostered relationships and led teams to accomplish many legislative goals. The Public Affairs Department, under Eric’s guidance, will continue building relationships with community partners throughout the County and work with local, state and federal officials to better serve Coconino County residents.”Prior to joining Coconino County, Peterson most recently served as the Government Affairs Liaison for Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. He was also the Chief of Staff to Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (D-4) for 7 years. Peterson studied Agricultural Marketing at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.Peterson will start as director on July 9, 2018.