After eight years on Capitol Hill, longtime Arizona congressional staffer Abigail O'Brien is heading back to her home state to join the City of Mesa Government Relations Team. She will serve as Government Relations Manager primarily focused on federal affairs. Ms. O'Brien was most recently Chief of Staff and Communications Director for Representative Ann Kirkpatrick.
"I am thrilled to have Abigail join our Government Relations team! Abigail joins the City of Mesa with significant knowledge, experience and professionalism," said Government Relations Director Miranda DeWitt. "Abigail stands out for her experience, dedication and results-driven efforts. She will play a vital role in our office."
In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations for Rep. Kirkpatrick's Office, Abigail was instrumental in tracking legislative issues impacting Arizona, developing outreach and lobbying strategies and overseeing the drafting and introduction of congressional bills.
"I'm honored to join the City of Mesa's Government Relations team. After managing the office of Arizona's Appropriator, Rep. Kirkpatrick, I am excited to transition my federal experience into tangible and meaningful advocacy on behalf of the City of Mesa," said Abigail O'Brien. "I can't wait to get to work and contribute to the beautiful and growing City of Mesa."
Abigail holds a Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Political Science from Northern Arizona University.