City of Apache Junction welcomes new spokesman

Al Bravo is the public information officer for the city of Apache Junction. (Courtesy of Al Bravo)

Al Bravo is the public information officer for the city of Apache Junction. (Courtesy of Al Bravo)


The city of Apache Junction has a new public information officer, Al Bravo. Here is some background on the city’s new spokesman:

Name: Al Bravo

Age:  49

What I do: Public information officer for city of Apache Junction.

What I like most about what I do: The opportunity to inform the community about their city, its programs and their neighbors who are making a difference.

Experience: I spent 10 years as a reporter in the Phoenix area and the last 15 years as a communications professional for Maricopa County, the city of Mesa and the University of Arizona.

Favorite community cause & why: Apache Junction Animal Control Paws and Claws Care Center. Pets can be great friends, improve your quality of life and maybe even save it someday.

My family: Married; three sons, ages 6-12.

My interests and hobbies: Sports (mostly watching), having fun with my sons, which usually involves the library, the kitchen or all things “Star Wars.”

Favorite sports memories: Being in the stands at the 1988 World Series when Kirk Gibson hit the home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers to win Game 1; At the Rose Bowl for the 1994 World Cup (soccer) final; Writing about the 1993 NBA Finals (Suns vs. Bulls).

For life: A Wildcat.

The trait I admire in others: Patience.

People who inspired me (and how): My mother, for showing me true strength through much adversity.

My guiding philosophy: Getting angry doesn’t usually help and staying angry is a waste of time.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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