When then-CIO Rob Lloyd left Avondale, Ariz., in June 2016 to take the same position in San Jose, Calif., the city put out a call for his replacement — a call that ended in the hiring of Jeff Scheetz, who previously worked for the city of Montrose, Colo., as its director of information services.

In a press release, City Manager Dave Fitzhugh noted that many qualified applicants responded, making the journey to finding Scheetz “extremely competitive.”

"We were looking for a high-energy individual with a strong customer service and technical background, and Jeff brings those strengths to Avondale," he said in the release.

In his new position, Scheetz will direct business systems, customer technologies, cybersecurity, geospatial services, overall IT functioning and technology planning and budgeting, the Arizona Business Daily reported.