James Jayne became Navajo County Manger in 2003. Prior to joining
Navajo County, he served as Executive Secretary for the Arizona
Corporation Commission, Chief of Staff for the AZ House of
Representatives, worked at the Arizona Water Banking Authority
and in the US Congress. Jayne received his undergraduate degree
from NAU, his MPA and Certified Public Manager Certification from
ASU and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local
Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
In February 2011, Jayne was awarded the John J. DeBolske Award –
the highest achievement for the public management profession in
Arizona. July 2013 Jayne received the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award for Innovation - a
statewide award for non-elected public servants.
Jayne serves on the Alliance for Innovation Board, ASU School of Public Affairs Academic Advisory
Council, AZ Town Hall Executive Board, Show Low Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and
several other national and state professional organizations.
Mr. Jayne and his wife of 24 years Lisa were both raised in Gilbert and moved to Show Low in 1999.
Jayne and his family enjoy
spending time outdoors together and attending the children’s school and
Phone: (928) 524-4031 direct
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