AARP highlights community outreach state director’s work

Long tenured community advocate focuses on enhancing community presence in Yavapai County

AARP Arizona is absolutely thrilled to announce the community move from Phoenix to Prescott of Shawn Trobia as the Associate State Director Community Outreach. Trobia works as a member of the state team in collaboration with the national office to promote AARP’s strategic issues, priorities, programs and activities. She has developed and implemented community programs in Yavapai County from Phoenix, and now Shawn will be permanently based out of Prescott, “It is an honor for me to live in the place where I work and that I love so much, “said Trobia. “Too often people still think of AARP as a national organization in Washington, D.C. and are unaware of our local presence in Yavapai County”. Her work during the past year has resulted in increased outreach throughout Prescott and Prescott Valley communities, increased engagement, fun with purpose events, and increased media coverage.

Shawn began her career working in administration at the State of Arizona’s Department of Economic Security. She later had the role as Program Specialist for the Arizona Governor’s Office on Aging for nine years before moving to the AARP Arizona State Office in 2010.

“AARP is committed to enhancing its work in all communities” says, Dana Marie Kennedy AARP AZ State Director. “We are creating real possibilities for Arizona residents and encourage them to Be the Change.” In her free time, Trobia’s passions are traveling, hiking, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.