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  • LISWire: Craig Stephenson Joins Amigos Board

    August 30th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    August 30, 2011 — Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce that Mr. Craig Stephenson, City Manager for the City of Ponca City, OK, has been appointed to the Amigos Board of Directors. Mr. Stephenson replaces Mr. Joel Valdez, Tucson, AZ, who was unable to serve. He will serve a one-year term on the Board and be eligible for election next spring to complete the remaining two years of Mr. Valdez’s three-year term.

    Mr. Stephenson is a previous member of the Amigos Board, having served from 1992-1998 and 2000-2006. From 2000-2001, Mr. Stephenson served as Chair of the Amigos Board. He has also served as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Board.

    Mr. Stephenson has served as City Manager of Ponca City since 2009. He previously served Ponca City as Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Works, and is a former Assistant City Manager in Enid, OK, and Dodge City, KS. He is a member of the City Managers Association of Oklahoma, currently serving on its board, and has been a member of the International City/County Managers Association since 1987. Mr. Stephenson also currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group. Additionally, he has served on the boards of St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital in Enid, United Way, and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.

    Mr. Stephenson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Science degree in Political Science (Public Administration) from Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.

    About Amigos Library Services
    For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped its members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. With over 600 members, Amigos is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources.

    Media Contact:
    Terri Maguire Mertz
    Amigos Library Services

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