STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Lynne Pancrazi, D-Yuma (District 24) has been honored with an award for her support of the relationship between local and state governments by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.
Pancrazi received a Friend of Cities and Towns Award at the League’s 2010 Annual Conference Legislative Luncheon last week in Glendale.
“Arizona’s cities and towns are the driving force behind our economy, jobs and our state’s future prosperity,” Pancrazi said. “We need to work together to get Arizona back on track.”
In Yuma County alone, unemployment is 23 percent. La Paz County has a more than 10 percent unemployment rate. Both are higher than the state average, according to the Arizona Workforce Employment Report.
“We are very fortunate to have a legislative team that has always been responsive to the City’s needs,” said Yuma Mayor Al Krieger. “It is a proven fact that most of the economic activity that provides the state with their sales tax revenue is generated within the local cities and towns. Therefore, what is good for our local communities is good for the state. By continuing their dedication to Yuma, our legislative delegation does what’s best for Arizona. I am honored to be able to work with them.”
The League of Arizona Cities and Towns represents the 90 incorporated cities and towns in Arizona at the state legislature.