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Commissioner Biography

District 2 - Ernest Feliz

Ernie Feliz has been working as a contracts and grants writer for Gila River Health Care in Sacaton since October 2015. Before that, Ernie worked for the Town of Florence as the Grants and Assessments Manager after serving as the Grants Coordinator for Pinal County. He has more than 15 years’ experience working with all aspects of various types of grants. He has written and managed grants in various areas such as trailhead construction, substance abuse prevention, housing rehabilitation and after school education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Prescott College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University.


Ernie has had a keen interest in open space and trails for many years. He enjoys hiking around Pinal County and the state. He has hiked many nearby locales, including Flat Iron, Lost Dutchman and Roger’s Trough in the Superstitions, Picket Post by Superior Aravaipa Canyon and Picacho Peak. He has set a goal to hike the entire Pinal County section of the Arizona Trail. He served as chairman of the Town of Florence Historic District Advisory Commission for seven years and served on a committee that studied the potential for forming a National Heritage Area along the Gila River.


Ernie is proud to be a member of the Pinal County Open Space and Trails Committee.