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Intergovernmental Affairs

  • Departments:City Managers
  • Divisions:City Managers Office
  • Phone:(623) 333-1612
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Directs  the operations of the Intergovernmental Affairs Division, with supervisory functions over Grants Administration and Transit. Monitors state and federal legislation, analyzes legislative proposals and provides recommendations to the City Manager's Office.  Works closely with the City Manager and Assistant City Managers on policy frameworks. Works with City departments in defining and solving problems through negotiating with governmental entities and/or introducing initiatives which serve to promote or remedy City's issue areas.  Represents the City's interests with various government agencies, officials and the State legislature.  Manages the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) policies and provides information to City Management and appropriate Department Heads on MAG issues. Discusses City positions on legislation with legislators and attempts to persuade them to support these positions.  Participates in the development of strategic initiatives that reduce statutory impacts to the City.  Works to create and identify funding opportunities for the City through appropriations, grants, and legislation. Demonstrates experience on state bill tracking systems. Experienced in overseeing federal and state grant application processes. Also provides administrative support for City Council members including research, analysis of dataproblem and dispute resolution, preparation of correspondence, speeches, newsletters, reports, and neighborhood communications, and program or project management. Serve as a spokesperson for the Mayor and City Administration on selected intergovernmental issues and programs. Attends City Council meetings and presents periodic updates to City Council on legislative and government issues, as well as City Council consensus reports. Researches, analyzes and briefs Mayor and Council on complex public policy issues. Attends regional agency and national meetings with the Mayor and City Council. Participates in and speaks to professional groups and committees about City issues of assigned areas.  Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Plans, directs, develops, and implements the City's federal, state, and regional legislative policies and activities by strategizing with City Manager and key leaders of outside agencies such as federal and state legislators and the Governor's office.
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