West's Best Rodeo dedicated to Mayor Jim Boles; Mayor appointed to Governor's Justice Commission

What goes around, comes around, or so they say. For Mayor Jim Boles this old saying fits both his style and his work.

In the last few weeks his personal hard work to help improve the Winslow Rodeo grounds and the many meetings he has attended on behalf of the city brought him conspicuous honors.

Every year the Winslow Jaycees dedicatee the rodeo to an individual or group of individuals, who have shown their support and dedication to the Western Lifestyle and the sport of rodeo in our community. This year the West's Best Rodeo is very proud to dedicate rodeo to Winslow Mayor James L. Boles.

Mayor Boles grow up on a farm and as a youngster he would ride whatever he was able to catch. His brother-in-law Harry Weatherford was a bulldogger and Saddle Bronc contestant who traveled with Neil Gay who is the father of World Champions Don and Pete Gay. He later continued his love of rodeo through supporting a foster son who travelled with World champions Ty Murray and Jim Bob Custer.

Mayor Boles has supported the Wins1ow rodeo for several years by his attendance and giving the invocation. He and his wife Bonnie have opened up their home to Casper and Cheryl Baca, rodeo contestants and personnel. This year he also helped the Winslow Jaycees tear down the old rough stock holding pens so to replace them with now pipe holding pens.

Mayor Boles is also the only Mayor in the United States who offers a special Mayor's Award of $300, which comes out of his own pocket. He gave this award to Cole Britten during the 24th Annual Baca Rough Stock Series and he will be awarding it during the 1st Annual Hopi Homolovi Rodeo on September 29-30.

The Winslow Jaycees ask everyone to join them as we salute Mayor James L. Boles for his many years of community service and his support of our western lifestyle traditions and the sport of rodeo.

Appointment to the Criminal Justice commission of Arizona

The Office of Governor Jane Dee Hull announced the appointment of Mayor Jim Boles to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) at the end of August. The Governor's appointment comes after serving more than six years as the Mayor of the City of Winslow.

ACJC was created by the Arizona Legislature in 1982 to serve as a resource and a service organization for all Arizona criminal justice agencies on a multitude of issues ranging from drugs, gangs and victim assistance to record improvement programs. The ACJC works on behalf of criminal justice agencies in Arizona to facilitate information and data exchange among statewide criminal justice agencies, establish and maintain criminal justice system information archives, monitor new and continuing legislation relating to criminal justice issues and gather information on existing crime prevention programs.

Mayor Boles is joined on the commission by eight other new appointees. They are: Bill Fitzgerald, Chief Adult Probation Officer of Yavapai County; Chief David Dobrotka, Glendale Police Department; Sheriff Tony Estrada, Santa Cruz County; Chief J.T. McCann, Flagstaff Police Department; Sheriff Ralph Ogden, Yuma County; Pinal County Attorney, Carter Olson; Supervisor Tony Saracino, Cochise County Board of Supervisors and Christopher Skelly, retired judge.

New Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to serve for two years. In accordance with statutory guidelines, the commission is comprised of 19 members who represent various elements of the criminal justice system in Arizona. Ten of the 19 Commissioners are county or elected officials and the remaining nine are criminal justice agency heads.

Mayor Boles and each of the other new Commissioners join existing Commission members, County Attorney Barbara LaWall, Pima County; Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Maricopa County; Kathryn Brown, Chairperson of the Executive Board of Clemency; Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, Pima County; Dennis Garrett, Director of the Department of Public Safety; Chief Richard Miranda, Tucson Police Department; Attorney General Janet Napolitano; County Attorney Richard Romley, Maricopa County; and Terry Stewartt Director of the Department of Corrections.

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