2021-22 Management Interns

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Grant Harrison ​Grant Harrison – earned his Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in Participatory Governance from Arizona State University (ASU). Among several honors, he was awarded the Jacques Avent Scholarship by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, named after former City of Phoenix Deputy City Manager Jacques Avent. Grant has worked in the Arizona House of Representatives for the last four years, most recently as Lead Page. He has also served Phoenix residents through community organizing and voter outreach efforts. A Phoenix native, Grant earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Public Policy from ASU.



Cooper Payne Cooper Payne – earned his Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in Leadership, Ethics, and Service from Arizona State University (ASU). During his graduate work, he was awarded the Marvin Andrews Fellowship, interning with the Maricopa County Workforce Development Division, focusing on workforce development boards. He also assisted with the Coconino County Health and Human Services response to the COVID-19 pandemic. His public sector service has also included work with the County Supervisors Association of Arizona, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and serving as an AmeriCorps intern. An Arizona native, Cooper earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Public Service from ASU.



Sara Ann del Valle Sara Ann del Valle – earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia (UGA). During her time at UGA, she served as president of the university’s International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter and worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant. ICMA has named her a 2021 Local Government Management Fellow. She brings experience from multiple levels of government, including internships with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Urban Area Security Initiative and the City of Colorado Springs Parks Department. She also served in the office of Delaware Governor John Carney. A Colorado native, Sara graduated with honors from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Management. 


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​​​​​​​ Grant Harrison

Grant Harrison – earned his Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in Participatory Governance from Arizona State University (ASU). Among several honors, he was awarded the Jacques Avent Scholarship by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, named after former City of Phoenix Deputy City Manager Jacques Avent. Grant has worked in the Arizona House of Representatives for the last four years, most recently as Lead Page. He has also served Phoenix residents through community organizing and voter outreach efforts. A Phoenix native, Grant earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Public Policy from ASU.

Cooper Payne

Cooper Payne – earned his Master of Public Administration and a Certificate in Leadership, Ethics, and Service from Arizona State University (ASU). During his graduate work, he was awarded the Marvin Andrews Fellowship, interning with the Maricopa County Workforce Development Division, focusing on workforce development boards. He also assisted with the Coconino County Health and Human Services response to the COVID-19 pandemic. His public sector service has also included work with the County Supervisors Association of Arizona, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and serving as an AmeriCorps intern. An Arizona native, Cooper earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Public Service from ASU.

Sara Ann del Valle

Sara Ann del Valle – earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia (UGA). During her time at UGA, she served as president of the university’s International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter and worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant. ICMA has named her a 2021 Local Government Management Fellow. She brings experience from multiple levels of government, including internships with the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Urban Area Security Initiative and the City of Colorado Springs Parks Department. She also served in the office of Delaware Governor John Carney. A Colorado native, Sara graduated with honors from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Management. 




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