Executive Committee Spotlight

Name, title & city/town: Jenn Daniels, Mayor, Town of Gilbert
Year elected to office: 2009
Years served as Mayor: Appointed mayor July 2016 by the Gilbert Town Council and elected to a full term in August 2016
Years served on Executive Committee: New member of the Executive Committee as of August 2016
Hometown: Danville, California

Why did you decide to serve in local government?
I was looking for that direct connection to the people of my town. I love that as a council we get to focus our efforts on solutions to make the lives of our residents, businesses and visitors better.

What are the biggest challenges facing your town today?
Gilbert is rapidly approaching a population of almost a quarter of a million people and will ultimately top out at 330,000 at full build. We are working on how to manage our explosive growth to meet the needs of our residents while still retaining our small town feel and heritage.

What opportunities do you see for your community?
The town is continuing to build up our employment corridors, offering terrific investment opportunities for businesses to locate within Gilbert and allowing residents to live, work and play. With these new locates will be the need for infrastructure to support the product of the influx of people who will be spending additional time within the town's boundaries.

What are you most proud of during your time in office?
I'm proud of the way our business community and our town leaders have worked together to tackle challenges head on and build a stronger Gilbert.

Why is the League important to cities and towns in Arizona?
The League provides a forum for elected officials as well as staff to work together to develop innovative solutions to challenges presented to local governments today. Regardless of our differences in size, the League unites all 91 cities and towns ultimately resulting in stronger public policy making.

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