Director of Public Affairs, Coconino County, Ariz.
Eric Peterson serves as the public affairs director for Coconino County, Ariz. Peterson has over 15 years of experience in state, federal and local government. Public Affairs takes on the government affairs, economic and workforce development, communications and community relations functions of the county. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Peterson’s team leads the Joint Information Center (JIC) for the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which coordinates, develops, and directs all County communications in relation to the COVID pandemic response.
Previously, Eric served as the government affairs liaison for the Milwaukee County, Wis. Executive and as a chief of staff in the Wisconsin State Senate. Eric grew up in northwest Wisconsin on his family’s dairy and hog farm. He enjoys travel, hunting, family, and is a baseball fan.