Jeff Scheetz was recently hired by the city of Avondale’s government as chief information officer (CIO) who will oversee the information technology department’s enterprise system strategy.
Avondale’s City Council previously determined that staying on top of technology trends was critical to efficient department functioning for internal operations and maintaining quality services to local residents.
City Manager Dave Fitzhugh described the path to finding Scheetz as “extremely competitive,” noting that many qualified applicants responded.
"We were looking for a high-energy individual with a strong customer service and technical background, and Jeff brings those strengths to Avondale," Fitzhugh said in a press release.
In his new position, Scheetz will direct business systems, customer technologies, cybersecurity, geospatial services, overall IT functioning and technology planning and budgeting.
Scheetz previously worked for the city of Montrose, Colorado, as director of information services. There, he participated in the Colorado Government Association of Information Technology (CGAIT). With a background in both business and government, he also taught IT at Colorado Technical University Online.
Scheetz has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Mesa State University and a master’s in business administration with a focus on project management from Colorado Technical University.