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New Member Profile: Thomas Prior

Posted on February 25, 2019


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Thomas Prior

Management Intern, Alliance for Innovation | Marvin Andrews Fellow, Arizona State University

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So far, what’s your proudest accomplishment in 2019?

Sticking with one of my New Year Resolutions of hiking at least once a week!

Valentines Day is in February. What do you “love” about your job?

I love collaborating with cities and towns across the country to find innovative solutions to local problems.

(Complete the sentence) Before I die I want to…

…Hike the Arizona Trail– an 800-mile trail which spans from the State’s southern border to its northern border.

10 Year Challenge! What were you doing in 2009? How did it help you reach your current position?

In 2009 (when I was 12 years old), I job shadowed the City Manager of Glendale, Arizona and was instantly hooked on local government!

(Complete the sentence) The first time I heard about ELGL was…

…at the ICMA Annual Conference in San Antonio!

What question should we have asked? 

What is your spirit animal? A sea turtle because I flow through life with peace, serenity, and determination.


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