Friday, March 30, 2012

In Arizona, Eloy Mayor Byron Jackson Proclaimed March 29 as Anna Maria Chávez Day!

Arizona's Eloy Enterprise reports that The Girl Scouts recently celebrated their 100th Anniversary on March 12, and the party continues with the arrival this week of an extra special guest: Girl Scouts of the USA’s newest CEO, Anna Maria Chávez. Chávez, who assumed the reins of the all-girl organization last November, is the 19th leader of the organization and an Arizona native.

Chávez’s trip is her first time back in Arizona since becoming CEO. She was first introduced to Girl Scouting as a 10-year-old growing up in Eloy and remains deeply connected to the state. After attending Yale for her undergraduate degree, she went on to earn her law degree from the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law and was the deputy chief of staff for urban relations and community redevelopment for former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.

To cap off of her visit and bring her Troop 304 Girl Scouting days full circle, Anna Maria Chávez was honored by the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona in a homecoming celebration that is open to the community. Eloy Mayor Byron Jackson proclaimed March 29 as Anna Maria Chávez Day!

Arizona's CBS News 5 sat down with Chávez for an interview. Check it out!