Navajo County Administration
James G Jayne
James G. Jayne
Navajo County Manager
James Jayne became Navajo County Manger in 2003 where he has worked closely with the County Board of Supervisors and elected officials to achieve its goals in the areas of leadership and communication, finance and economic development, and community. As County Manager, Mr. Jayne oversees all administrative functions of the County.
Mr. Jayne’s innovative-minded leadership has resulted in a balanced budget, stable economic outlook and an eye toward creative problem-solving with cost-saving outcomes and development of regional partnerships which improve the quality of life for County residents.
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 in the US Congress and the Arizona Water Banking Authority. Jayne received his undergraduate degree from NAU, his MPA and Certified Public Manager Certification from ASU and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from 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 AZ Town Hall Executive Board, Show Low Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Local 1st AZ Rural Advisory Board and several other national and state professional organizations.
Mr. Jayne and his wife Lisa were both raised in Gilbert and moved to Show Low in 1999; they have been married for 24 years. Jayne and his family enjoy spending time outdoors together and attending the kids’ school and extracurricular activities including football and volleyball games, wrestling matches, and trap & skeet shoots.
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