Two new members appointed to Arizona Transportation Board

Arizona-Welcome-SignArizona Gov. Doug Ducey has tapped Arlando Teller and Steve Stratton as the two newest members of the Arizona Transportation Board.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, Ducey appointed Teller, a Navajo Nation transportation official, to represent Apache, Navajo and Coconino counties. Stratton, who has been a city leader in Globe, will represent Pinal, Gila and Graham counties.

The two will serve the standard six-year term on the Transportation Board, where they’ll help to review and prioritize transportation projects across the state.

Teller brings to the board six years as the airport program manager for the Navajo Division of Transportation, and he’s previously worked for the California Department of Transportation and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve on the State Transportation Board in order to support not only Navajo Nation projects, but to fully advocate for projects within all of northern Arizona and its rural communities,” Teller said.

Stratton, on the other hand, comes from a career in local governing as a public works director and city manager for Globe. He also served as the public works director and acting manager for Gila County before he retired from public service. Currently, he works for environmental and engineering company WestLand Resources.

“I am extremely appreciative of the appointment,” Stratton said. “I am concerned about the transportation needs of the state as a whole and the available funding associated with meeting those needs. I want to make a positive contribution as a new board member.”