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For Immediate Release:


Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Goodyear Announces New Mayor and Council Chief of Staff


(GOODYEAR, AZ) - Laurie Hillebrands was selected from a highly skilled group of candidates to be the City of Goodyear's first Chief of Staff.  Hillebrands will be assisting the Mayor and Goodyear City Council in developing policies and strategic initiatives for the City.


Hillebrands has 15 years of legal experience, mostly in the judicial branch.  Before coming to the City of Goodyear, she worked as a staff attorney for the United States District Court of Arizona for three years.  Prior to that, she worked as a staff attorney for the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the Southern District of Texas.  Hillebrands' experience with the district courts was preceded by a one-year apprenticeship for a federal judge in Houston.  "Our federal court system is full of brilliant and talented people, and I've been fortunate to be a part of it."   


Hillebrands looks forward to assisting the Mayor and Council on local and regional policy issues.  She believes that, other than her analytical skills, her best assets are communication and team-building.  "With our growth, this is a very exciting time to be

in the City of Goodyear," she says.  "Strong leadership will be the key to maintaining

the momentum.  We are fortunate to have a dedicated City Manager and staff, and a visionary Mayor and Council.  I am excited to be a part of that team."


Hillebrands attended Indiana University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration, with distinction.  She then attended Indiana University School of Law

and graduated summa cum laude.  Hillebrands has lived in Goodyear since 2004. She is married and has two children, ages 7 and 2.



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