Meet Jodi Rooney
Republican Candidate for County Supervisor, District 2
Jodi Rooney is a graduate of the competitive Flinn-Brown Fellowship, a program for experienced leaders. Personally, taking action for her appreciation and passion for education, Jodi currently serves as the Board President for the Gladys Gardner Teacher Scholarship, which awards scholarships to students studying to become much needed teachers for Yavapai County. Ms. Rooney received the 2017-2018 Women’s Transportation Seminar “Woman of the Year” award. She is also a charter member of the National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Piestewa Peak Chapter. Her people fought during that time to birth this nation; alongside many others, Jodi continues to uphold the constitution and protect our FREEDOM.
This professional served in leadership positions at the Arizona Department of Transportation. Her career experience also included being the Administrator for the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) in the Prescott urbanized area. Jodi equally enjoyed a career with the Illinois Department of Transportation before coming to Arizona. Her extensive experience in the public sector has taught her to work cooperatively across diverse stakeholders to achieve results. Jodi’s detailed knowledge of transportation matters means she has the experience needed to capture funding for critical projects and to navigate the sometimes-lengthy process of bringing them to completion. This leader has a demonstrated performance of working with others to “get things done”.
Jodi and her husband, Casey Rooney, have lived in Prescott Valley since 2006; and remain actively involved, both personally and professionally. They enjoy participating in volunteer activities across Yavapai County. She is a woman of faith and enjoys serving at their house of worship. Jodi is a first-generation college graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. She worked for over 18 years in public service — in the local, regional and state level, including federal process — and most recently served as Councilmember for the Town Prescott Valley, Arizona. It is Jodi’s hope that the District 2 citizens will allow her to bring her experience by electing her to “fill the shoes” of our retiring County Supervisor, Tom Thurman.