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Coconino County Names Joanne Keene Deputy County Manager

Coconino County has a new deputy county manager. Joanne Keene was named to the position Thursday by County Manager James Jayne. Keene is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and has almost 25 years of experience in local, state and federal government. She previously served as Government Relations Director for the county from 2007 through 2015 and for eight years in various roles in Arizona and Washington D.C. for the U.S. House of Representatives. Keene recently served for five years as the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff to Northern Arizona University. Her focus will be on further developing the missions of internal service departments and will also promote organizational culture to achieve success and partnership in Information Technology, Human Resources and Facilities Management. The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve her appointment at a regular board meeting in March.