Public Sector Board Members

Mayor Harry Oberg, City of Prescott
Harry Oberg is a longtime native of Prescott whose father (Nils) came to Prescott in 1929. His father worked in ranching until the early 1950’s. Harry was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1947 when his father was in the process of moving his mother from South Dakota to Arizona after their joint service in World War II. Harry grew up in Prescott attending Lincoln School, Prescott Junior High School (where the Sheriff’s Office is today), and graduated from Prescott High School in 1965 (where the middle school is currently). Harry attended Arizona State College until drafted on 6 November, 1966.

Harry completed two tours in Vietnam as an Army helicopter pilot. During his first tour he received a combat wound which required several months of hospitalization between tours. His combat decorations include 2-Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2-Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, 34-Air Medals (one with Valor Device), and numerous Vietnam campaign and service awards. After extensive service with Army Aviation, Harry pursued his Army career as an Armor Officer until retirement at the rank of Colonel in April, 2000. During this time, he was given assignments of increasing responsibility in Cavalry, Mechanized Infantry and Armor units. His non-combat awards include the Legion of Merit, 5-Meritorius Service medals, and other service achievement awards. In addition, he was awarded the Saint George Medallion for his distinguished contributions to the U.S Army Armor Corps.

During his 33-year career in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, Harry had assignments in several nations in Southwest Asia, Germany and the United Kingdom. In addition, he served in the National Guard for the States of Arizona, Alaska, California, Illinois, Iowa, and Nevada. While serving with the Iowa Army National Guard, Harry was promoted to Brigadier General. Beside his command and staff assignments at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels, he has also served as an Inspector General.

Harry received an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting from Northern Arizona University, a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Salva Regina University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. In the last nine years before he retired, Harry was assigned to the Pentagon where he was responsible for a $1.5B budget providing equipment and supplies to Army National Guard units deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2007, he and his wife Jeanna both retired and returned to Prescott, Arizona.
In August, 2015, Harry was elected Mayor of Prescott for a two-year term, starting 24 November, 2015.

Councilman Rick Anderson, Town of Prescott Valley

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Mayor Chris Marley, Town of Chino Valley
Chris Marley served in the Navy four years, finishing his enlistment as a Machinist Mate Second Class.

After working a short time in air conditioning design and appliance repair, Chris went to work for Salt River Project as a fuel handler and eventually as an industrial air conditioning mechanic. During his time at SRP, he represented the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 266 as a member of the Central Safety Committee, as Chairman of the Joint Apprenticeship Sub-Committee, and in various other assignments. During his 26 years at SRP, Chris also earned his Journeyman's Electrician's license and began pursuing his machinist certification through Northland Pioneer College.

In 1982, Chris began studying to enter the pastoral ministry, and was called to his first senior pastorate in 1989. He served as a bivocational minister in eastern Arizona for approximately fifteen years. He presently serves his community as the Mayor of Chino Valley.

Councilman Dennis Repan, Town of Dewey-Humboldt

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Rowle Simmons, Yavapai County Supervisor - District I
Rowle has spent the bulk of his 37-year career in the electronic communications field in Prescott, Arizona. As owner of the Communications Center and the Alarm Connection, he has spent more than 30 years providing our local communities wireless communications and security solutions for both home and business.

Rowle feels honored to have served as mayor of Prescott for three consecutive terms. His commitment to serving the public includes a long history of community service. He was a founding board member of the Silent Witness Program here, and has remained on that board for over 20 years. He's a past member of the hospital district board for Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and has served on the board of Big Brothers/ Big Sisters. Rowle has been a member of the Prescott Rotary Club for more than 30 years. He's also a member of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, the local YMCA and the Smoki, and has served many other charitable organizations in the area over the years as a volunteer.