Jay Tibshraeny when he began a second stint and sixth term as Chandler mayor in 2011 took on a large role in the city's economic development and specifically, creating, protecting and preserving the Price Corridor at the south end of Chandler.
The additions of General Motors, Infusionsoft and Nationstar to the technology corridor were a boon for the city in the past year.
Tibshraeny was recognized as the Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County Magazine, in large part because of his emphasis and role in this area. Tibshraeny will be featured in the magazine's November issue.
“Mayor Tibshraeny proves that through foresight and endurance, America’s local leaders can help overcome their community’s problems,” Bill Wolpin, the magazine's editor, said. “His story is worth sharing in the hopes that others will become inspired.”
The corridor is home to large, national corporations such as Intel, Bank of America, PayPal, Microchip Technologies, Orbital Sciences, Rogers Corporation and Wells Fargo.
Also helping Tibshraeny garner the award were his accomplishments in the Four Corner Initiative and Adaptive Reuse Program, as well as creating a healthier community, neighborhood outreach, job creation, university partnerships and transparency through technology.
“Chandler is a leader in the region in job creation and today the Price Corridor is home to an impressive roster of companies,” Tibshraeny said. “This success validates our efforts to protect the area from residential encroachment. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish in the area as Chandler is now recognized as a premier innovation and technology hub throughout the Southwest.”
Tibshraeny first was elected Chandler Mayor in 1994 and served for four consecutive terms through 2002 before he served eight years in the Arizona State Senate.
American City and County Magazine was first published in 1909 and serves city, county and state officials who are charged with developing and implementing government policy, programs and projects.
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