The Maricopa City Council has named a new member of the city’s parks, recreation and library committee to replace Adam Leach, who resigned to run for a seat on the city council.
Dylan Martin, a 23-year-old clerk and Tortosa resident, was nominated by council member Amber Liermann and unanimously approved at the June 7 council meeting.
Liermann said she appreciates Martin’s willingness to serve his community.
“Dylan has a passion for library services… (and) sees the value that library services can bring to members of our community,” Liermann said. “He currently chairs an education committee and wants to further develop his leadership skills. I was delighted to learn that he wanted to serve the community in which he lives.
Martin said the desire to serve drove him to the appointment.
“My interest in serving this committee stems from my interest in serving the public,” Martin said. “I love being able to serve the public in any way I can, and the PRL committee seemed like a good fit for me. I’m interested in the public library as well as the parks the city provides for its residents.
“The city has made great accomplishments in recent history, one of them being the opening of the Copper Sky Resort where residents can enjoy a variety of activities and bring their families for a great recreational fun,” he continued. “The city has also opened a new library center. If I can help in a small way to bring this type of development and recreation to the city and its people, it would be a good service to the community.
Liermann said she enjoys giving opportunities to those who show future leadership potential in the city.
“I value opportunities where citizens work with city staff and elected officials to recommend best practices in various areas, including parks, recreation and library operations,” Liermann said. “I can’t wait to see where this opportunity might take Dylan in the future.”
Martin, who has lived in Maricopa for most of his life after his family moved from California when he was a child, said there was one area of work that was particularly appealing.
“If I had to pick one aspect of the committee that I would enjoy the most, it would be the library,” he said. “I am an avid book reader and like to learn a lot about a bit of everything. The library is the place for me to go if I ever need a quiet space to read or meet friends and With conference rooms also on offer, this would be a great place to meet if you ever wanted to form a study group or book club.