Posted by John Strobeck on Nov 15, 2018
Founded prior to statehood, Arizona’s cities and towns are home to nearly 80% of the state’s population and more than 93% of the state’s business activity. Cities and towns are the level of government that provides the greatest number of daily services and are the level of government most accessible and closest to the people. Cities and towns get high marks for managing tax revenues efficiently and openly. Arizona cities and towns provide a high quality of life for residents and operate the infrastructure that enables businesses to locate and thrive. If you turn on the water, flush the toilet, drive to work, have a picnic in a park or ever call 911, you are using services provided by a city or town. Municipalities in Arizona are professionally-managed and (with one exception) are non-partisan. They are the service-delivery level of government that most people take for granted. Find out more about cities and towns in Arizona and learn why residents rate them as the most trusted level of government.
Ken Strobeck ~ Biography
Meet Ken Strobeck, Executive Director of the League of Arizona Cities & Towns and one of the background authors of the 109th Arizona Town Hall background report on "Financing Arizona's Future”.  The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is an advocacy and service organization for the 91 incorporated cities and towns in Arizona. Prior to coming to Arizona League in 2006, Strobeck served as the Executive Director of the League of Oregon Cities; Vice President, Public Affairs, for Conkling Fiskum & McCormick; State Representative in the Oregon Legislature for 6 years and was elected Speaker Pro Temp of the House; Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communication, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon; Producer and News Director for TV news operations in Portland and Tucson including KOLD in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  He also served as a TV anchor and reporter. Strobeck has a BA in Journalism and Public Affairs from the University of Oregon.  Ken was named the 2013 Executive of the Year by the Arizona Society of Association Executives.  He is married with three children, Kirk, Kristopher, and Katherine.  His wife, Kay, is a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines.