The Centerville City Council this week confirmed the appointment of Francine Giani as chairwoman of the city's parks and recreation committee for a two year term.

Giani is press secretary to Utah Gov. Norman Bangerter. She interviewed with the council Tuesday night before the council meeting and was unanimously confirmed by the council in a vote later that night.The Queens, N.Y., native has a degree in communications from Hunter College, N.Y., and is pursuing a master's degree in public administration from Brigham Young University. She has been Bangerter's press secretary since his election in 1984 and previously worked at KSL-TV.