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Tami Ursenbach, former Carbon County Economic Developer, has recently taken on a new role as the Mohave County Economic Development Director in Arizona.
Ursenbach spent a great deal of time in Carbon County bringing ventures together, scoping new opportunities for the county and more. In mid-December, Ursenbach stood in front of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors before being appointed the role, which she will begin on Jan. 7.
Mohave County Manager Michael Hendrix spoke on Ursenbach’s appointment, stating that she will be meeting with the supervisors to understand their priorities and vision for the county, meeting with county departments to assess capabilities, meet with county stakeholders such as the city counterparts, chambers and civic organizations as well as pursue targeted industries.
According to Hendrix, Ursenbach stood out the most by coming to her interview with a 90-day game plan.
“Basically, in my opinion, Tami seemed to have a very good grasp of what is necessary to be successful in economic development and had experienced successes in her previous work,” Hendrix praised.
He continued by stating that Ursenbach is used to working with limited resources and without staff. He finished his statement on Ursenbach by reflecting that she provided a unique perspective of developing needed workforce if it is currently not available. Ursenbach’s experience with rural areas will benefit Mohave County greatly, according to Hendrix.
“I was very impressed with her,” Hendrix concluded.
Mohave County is home to the well-known Lake Havasu City. As of the 2010 census, the county was home to over 200,000 residents. The county contains parts of Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area as well as the entirety of the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.