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San Luis City Spokeswoman Moves to the Arizona-Mexico Commission

2013-06-23 16:58:01

Karin Jimenez, the spokeswoman for City Hall in San Luis, Ariz., is leaving for a post with the Arizona-Mexico Commission.

Jimenez, the city’s public information officer and assistant to the city council since September 2007, will serve as director of business development and events for the commission, effective July 8. Her last day with the city of San Luis is Thursday,

Made up of political and business leaders from both sides of the border, the non-profit commission seeks to forge close economic and other ties between Arizona and Sonora. In her new role, Jimenez will be responsible for boosting membership and sponsorship in the commission and planning and coordinating plenary sessions, member outreach events, workshops and other activities of the organization.

“It has been a pleasure to serve the City of San Luis. I have learned a tremendous amount working alongside the mayor, council, and city staff. I am grateful for all the work we accomplished together, and I look forward to seeing some of the projects I worked on come to completion in the future,” said Jimenez.

In San Luis, Jimenez’s activities and accomplishments included planning of high-profile city events such as the ribbon-cutting celebration for the new San Luis City Hall in 2008 and the dedication of the San Luis II Commercial Port of Entry, She also helped in development the city’s long-term goals and in a rebranding campaign that cast San Luis as the city “Where Culture Meets Commerce.” She also played a role in revising city government’s website and its social media efforts.

“I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some dynamic individuals who mentored me professionally and I would like to thank them and the community for allowing me to serve,” said Jimenez.

San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez added: “Karin has been a valued member of my administration and an asset to the city of San Luis. She has played an important role in providing our residents with improved access to timely, important information about the city’s business and has served as council’s assistant working to carry out our goals of building a stronger community. I thank her for her dedication and service to the citizens of San Luis and wish her much success in her future endeavor.”

A native of California’s San Fernando Valley, Jimenez spent her teen years in Yuma, where she graduated from Cibola High School. She returned to the area to serve in San Luis after having worked for the city of Victorville, Calif.