Comments Sought on Chief Adult Probation Officer Candidates Featured

Julie Malinowski, Deputy Court Administrator  September 20, 2022 168

Public Comment Sought on Applicants for Chief Adult Probation Officer 

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  • The position of Chief Adult Probation Officer is vacant
  • Chief John Morris is retiring
  • There are three candidates: Bryan Prieto of Orange County, CA; Kathy Ryder of Prescott and Melanie Cianchetti-Schmid of Camp Verde
  • Resumes can be found at the links below
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Written comments are being requested on the Adult Probation Candidates

YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA – The Superior Court welcomes public comment on the applicants for the position of Chief Adult Probation Officer, a vacancy created by the pending retirement of Chief John Morris.

The candidates for the Chief Adult Probation Officer are Bryan Prieto of Orange County, California, Kathy Ryder of Prescott, and Melanie Cianchetti-Schmid of Camp Verde. Redacted copies of their resumes can be found at https://courts.yavapaiaz.gov/superiorcourt/Applicants.

The Honorable John D. Napper, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Arizona in Yavapai County, will consider comments received when deciding who to appoint as Chief Adult Probation Officer.

Comments can be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to the Superior Court in Yavapai County, Attn: C. Rolf Eckel, Court Administrator, 120 S. Cortez, #410, Prescott, AZ 86303. Please include your name, phone number and email address in the message to allow follow up for clarification or additional information. All written comments must be received by Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.. Anonymous comments will not be considered.

To learn more about Arizona’s judicial branch, visit www.azcourts.gov.

Follow us on Twitter: @AZCourts and on Facebook at Facebook.com/ArizonaSupremeCourt.

Please visit the Yavapai Superior Court’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/YavapaiSuperiorCourt.

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