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Chandler appoints new City Attorney

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Chandler City Council approved an employment contract and appointed Kelly Schwab as the City Attorney at its Nov. 7 City Council meeting.

"Kelly will be a tremendous asset to the City Council and to our community," Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said. "She brings a wealth of experience and a true passion for Chandler and for the position of City Attorney. I look forward to working with her well into the future on matters important to the City and our residents."

Schwab comes to Chandler from the City of Mesa, where she has served as an Assistant City Attorney for the past year. Prior to that, she was a partner in a Phoenix area law firm for 10 years and represented numerous Arizona cities and towns as their legal counsel during her 24 years in private practice.

Schwab earned a Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law and a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University in Justice Studies.

Schwab chairs the Public Law Section for the State Bar of Arizona and is an executive board member on the Alliance for Construction Excellence. She also is member of the Arizona State Bar and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

She will begin her new post in Chandler on Nov. 14, 2016.