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Frank McCune Appointed New City of Phoenix Director of Government Relations Frank McCune Appointed New City of Phoenix Director of Government Relations <div class="ExternalClass00448125AE044A11BA893B9BE76D4CB0"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The City of Phoenix has named Frank McCune as the new Director of the Office of Government Relations. McCune comes to the city with 20 years of diverse experience handling government lobbying and issue coordination, corporate affairs, community relations, media activities, and non-profit organizational management.</p><p>Most recently, McCune served as the government affairs representative for state and local affairs for Arizona Public Service. This position required extensive outreach with cities, community leaders, and elected officials at the city and county level on a broad range of topics related to energy production and delivery. In this role, McCune served as a liaison to Maricopa County, the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, the City of Phoenix, and the Arizona City/County Management Association. Prior to joining APS, McCune served as the executive director of Valley Leadership, as the owner/operator of an insurance and financial services firm, a business consultant for Accenture Consulting, managing partner for a public affairs firm, and as chief of staff for a Houston city council member.</p><p>"Mr. McCune has a proven track record of successfully working with elected and government officials at all levels of government." City Manager Ed Zuercher said. "His diverse background across the private and public sectors will bring a valuable perspective to the management team at the City of Phoenix and our efforts to work effectively internally and externally."</p><p>McCune will start the new position on Dec. 5, 2016. He will oversee a staff of four in the City's Office of Government Relations, which represents the city in contacts with the federal government, the state of Arizona, other cities, tribal communities, Maricopa County and regional agencies. Additionally, the office provides citywide grant coordination and contracts with consultants that help city departments identify and pursue grant opportunities and funding and assist with the city's state and federal legislative strategy.<br><br>"I am honored to join the City of Phoenix organization," McCune said.  "I look forward to building upon the relationships with other governmental entities to help ensure that our residents continue to have a high quality of life in Phoenix."<br> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div>11/9/2016 6:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405