Although Martyn has been tweeting about his decision to step down, Chair of the Board, Pete Rios, stated that he has not yet received a resignation letter from Martyn indicating his resignation or effective date of his resignation.
The Board of Supervisors is now faced with the task to find a replacement to fill out the remainder of Martyn's first term. His replacement must be a Republican and live in the district.
Martyn represents northeastern Pinal County, including Apache Junction and San Tan Valley.
Press Release from Arizona State Parks is below:
Arizona State Parks Board Selects New Executive Director
(Phoenix, Arizona - April 20, 2012) - The Arizona State Parks Board has announced today that they have chosen Bryan Martyn as the new Executive Director for the agency.
"The Arizona State Parks Board has completed a three-month national search and is pleased to announce that we have selected Bryan Martyn from the potential candidates. The Board understands the financial pressures this agency is facing and we felt Bryan would be an excellent leader to help us navigate into the future," said Board Chair Walter Armer. "Bryan has been a Pinal County Supervisor for four years overseeing a $429M budget and 2,700 employees and has served on the Arizona State Parks Foundation Board. This type of leadership experience has given him a good understanding of what this agency has to do to find sustainable funding. We need his extensive background not only in working with Arizona's leadership but also the grassroots citizenry and government programs to help us build and maintain our community partnerships," said Armer. "Martyn is scheduled to start his new position on May 1 and we are planning to overlap the job with our former Interim Director Bill Feldmeier so they can collaborate on the partnership issues and financial situation the agency is negotiating everyday."
As a distinguished veteran and long-time resident of Arizona, Martyn retired after 20 years in the United States Air Force and Army as a helicopter pilot and special operations instructor. Martyn graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and later received his graduate degree in Defense Management from American Military University. Since his retirement Martyn has graduated from the prestigious Valley Leadership Program and Hispanic Leadership Institute in Pinal County.
Currently Martyn lives in San Tan Valley with his wife of 24 years, Susie, and four sons. He's an active member of the Rotarians, Lions, American Legion and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also is a member of the Pinal Partnership, East Valley Partnership, San Tan Valley Think Tank, Governor's Military Affairs Commission and some nonprofits.
For more information about the Arizona State Parks department or any of the programs, call (602) 542-4174 (or from outside of the Phoenix metro area (800) 285-3703) or visit www.AZStateParks.com