Jonathan Paton, the former legislator who helped strip Rio Nuevo from the city, is one of the four new appointees to the Rio Nuevo Board.
Rio Nuevo Board Chairman Jodi Bain said four new Rio Nuevo members have officially been appointed to the board, set up by the Legislature with Paton’s help in 2009. Three were appointed by the governor, and Paton was appointed by Speaker of the House Kirk Adams.
The four Rio Nuevo Board appointments:
• Paton, the former state legislator and congressional candidate.
• Jeff Hill, a former legislator and owner of Hill & Hill accounting.
• Jannie Cox, the former chief executive officer of the Carondelet Foundation.
• Tim Bathen, owner/broker at Arizona Acquisition Strategies.
The appointments fill out the Rio Nuevo Board to its full 12 members, which it hasn’t had for a long time because of numerous resignations over the past year.
Bain said the terms of two of the three remaining board members — Jeff DiGregorio and Anne-Marie Russell — from the former Rio Nuevo Board will expire on May 20. She said Victor Soltero’s term will expire May 20, 2012, at which point the Rio Nuevo Board will be formed by nine members, all appointed by the governor or members of the Legislature.