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Golden Kenneth Driggs, Senior Associate
Mr. Driggs served as Executive Director of the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) in Phoenix, Arizona between
August 1989 to April 2005 where he was responsible to 11 member Board of Directors for overall management of RPTA staff and policy recommendations. RPTA was teh agency responsible for regional bus and rail transit planning and expansion of transit services in Phoenix region. He also served as RPTA Chief Financial Officer through April 1988 and Deputy Executive Director through August 1989.
Previously, he was the Assistant to and Assistant Director of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and Maricopa Association of Governments. At the Maricopa Association of Governments he provided regional planning services for the Phoenix area.
Between March 1981 and May 1985, he served as Executive Director of Central Arizona Health Systems Agency - a multi-county health planning and review agency, where he developed alternative scenarios for future of health planning in light of declining federal funding.
Early in his career, he served as Administrative Trainee in the City Manager’s Office in San Leandro, CA and as Assistant in the Sacramento Regional Area Planning Commission.
Master of Science Degree in Public Administration
1966 Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science
1964 Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
∙ Member, International City Management Association and Arizona
∙ Arizona City / County Management Association
∙ National Association of Regional Councils Executive Directors Advisory Committee
∙ Advisory Council, Center for Public Affairs, Arizona State University
∙ Board of Directors, Arizona Transit Association, Arizona Rail PassengerAssociation, Rotary Club, Arizona Club
∙ Brigham Young University Alumni Association Board
∙ Scoutmaster, Troop 102, Scottsdale District and Troop 256, Mesa District
∙ Married, six children