Russell R. Rea Appointed to Valley Forward Association's Board of Directors

1.27.09

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., is pleased to announce that Russell R. Rea, a Member with the firm's Phoenix office, has been appoined to the Board of Directors of Valley Forward Association.

Rea, a Phoenix resident, practices in commercial litigation with a focus in the areas of eminent domain, real estate and construction. Mr. Rea has significant experience litigating in Arizona state and Federal courts in condemnation-related disputes for both governmental/quasi-governmental condemners and property owners; right-of-way disputes involving utility services and irrigation water delivery facilities; commercial and residential construction defect and payment disputes for owners, architectural and engineering firms and contractors; and landlord-tenant disputes. Rea received his law degree from Arizona State University (1992) and his B.S. from Texas Christian University (1989).

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile organization," said Russell Rea. "I deal with environmental and quality-of-life issues every day in my practice, so getting involved with Valley Forward was the perfect fit for me."

Valley Forward is a public interest organization that has influenced quality of life and environmental decisions since 1969. The Association is a blend of members including large and small businesses, government jurisdictions and others that share a goal of promoting cooperation to improve the environment and quality of life in the Valley. It was formed as a non-profit group merging the Phoenix Development Association, Mid-Town Improvement Association, Valley Beautiful Citizens Council and Maricopa County Taxpayers Association. Valley Forward has more than 275 member companies, involving 600 active participants working together to help shape our community and move our Valley forward.