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Prescott City Council Welcomes New Members

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Oath of Office
Oath of Office

Farewell to Councilman Len Scamardo
Farewell to Councilman Len Scamardo

Farewell to Councilman Alan Carlow
Farewell to Councilman Alan Carlow

The City Council welcomed two new members, Greg Lazzell and Jean Wilcox, at its meeting today. The oath of office was administered to each of them along with returning Mayor Marlin Kuykendall and Councilman Steve Blair. Outgoing Council Members Alan Carlow and Len Scamardo were also honored for their public service contributions to the community.

"It is a pleasure to welcome our newest council members and I look forward to working with each of them so they can be successful in achieving their goals," said Mayor Marlin Kuykendall. "I'd also like to thank Alan Carlow and Len Scamardo for their leadership and dedication to public service during their tenures on City Council."

Councilman Greg Lazzell is the director of facilities for Prescott College and also works as a commercial general contractor. After spending many years working for charitable organizations, Lazzell decided to run for City Council as a continuation of his commitment to improving the community. He is a longtime resident of Arizona having moved here in 1972 and to Prescott in 1998.

"I'm excited to get started working on the issues that are critical to the community," said Councilman Lazzell. "There are many important policy decisions facing the Council in the next few years. Our focus needs to be centered on smart growth policies that will create a more business friendly environment and enhance our quality of life."

Councilwoman Jean Wilcox retired as the deputy county attorney with the Coconino County Attorney Office advising the board of supervisors and county departments. Prior to moving to Arizona in 1992, she worked as an attorney in both public and private practice. She has a strong background working on local government, land use and social issues, as well as serving many years on a variety of nonprofit boards.

"My goal is to develop and implement policies that will have a lasting impact on the future of Prescott," said Councilwoman Wilcox. "We need to update our water conservation strategies and work on a plan to improve city amenities, such as parks, and develop alternative transportation options. Transparency in government and strong citizen participation are critical to our success."

Council Members Greg Lazzell and Jean Wilcox will serve four-year terms.