City of Buckeye
Town of Queen Creek
Senior Policy Program Manager
The Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) was established by the MAG Regional Council in 2002 to oversee the development of the 20-year Regional Transportation Plan and to guide transportation planning in the region. The TPC is made up of 23 members representing cities and towns across the region, the business community, the Arizona Department of Transportation, Maricopa County, and the Native Nations. The committee provides a unique opportunity for business representatives to have a direct say in developing transportation policy for the region.
The TPC has a prescribed membership that has been recognized in state law. Six members must represent regionwide business, one of whom must represent transit interests, one of whom must represent freight interests, and one of whom must represent construction interests. Three of the business members are appointed by the President of the Senate and the other three by the Speaker of the House.
The TPC is charged with developing regional transportation policy positions for Regional Council consideration and provides oversight for the implementation of Proposition 400.
Eric Orsborn, Chair
Mayor, City of Buckeye
Julia Wheatley, Vice Chair
Mayor, Town of Queen Creek
Mayor, City of Avondale
Councilmember, City of Chandler
Mayor, Town of Gilbert
Mayor, City of Glendale
Councilmember, City of Goodyear
Councilmember, City of Maricopa
Supervisor, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Mayor, City of Mesa
Roy P. Miller
Mayor, City of Peoria
Mayor, City of Phoenix
Councilmember, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Vice Mayor, City of Scottsdale
Member, State Transportation Board
President and CEO, Sunland Asphalt
Mayor, City of Surprise
Vice President, Swift Transportation
Corey D. Woods
Mayor, City of Tempe
Business Member, TPC
Managing Partner, Triton Transport
Vulcan Materials Company
Eric Orsborn was elected Mayor in 2020, after serving on the Buckeye City Council as the District 6 representative from 2010 to 2020.
Mayor Orsborn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Arizona State University.
Mayor Orsborn is the owner of OCM, a Construction and Maintenance company based in Buckeye, Arizona. He has previously been employed in construction and land development and project management.
A graduate of the first Buckeye Leadership Academy, Mayor Orsborn is also a Blue Blazer and member of Fighter Country Partnership, a group that supports the men, women and the mission of Luke Air Force Base. He also serves on the MAG Regional Council, MAG Executive and Transportation Policy Committees, and Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) boards.
Mayor Orsborn is a native of Arizona. He and his wife, Tina, have a daughter and son, Emma and Jack. Mayor Orsborn and his family reside in the community of Verrado.
Julia Wheatley was elected Queen Creek Mayor in August 2022. She previously served as Town Council Member, first elected in June 2020 and re-elected in November 2014, and again in August 2018. She represents the Town on the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Council and Transportation Policy Committees, and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Association Board of Directors.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration to extend her great interest in law, politics and local government.
Wheatley, an Arizona native and her husband Benjamin made Queen Creek their home in 2007 and have loved raising their four children in our family-friendly community, Queen Creek.
In the private industry, Wheatley and her husband own a mortgage and real estate company.
Kenneth N. Weise was appointed Mayor in June 2014 and subsequently won a full-term in 2016. He won re-election in 2020. Prior to his mayoral service, he served as an Avondale City Council Member beginning in January 2006 when he was initially appointed to a vacant council seat. He was subsequently elected to the City Council in September 2007 and, during his tenure, served as Avondale’s Vice Mayor from 2008 to 2010.
Mayor Weise currently serves on the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council, Executive Committee and Transportation Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Board of Directors. A true public servant, he has also served on several other committees including the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee, the Southwest Valley Chamber’s Board of Directors, Avondale Charter Review Committee, the Contributions Assistance Council Subcommittee and as Chair of the Western Maricopa Enterprise Zone (WMEZ). As a strong supporter of education and youth, Mayor Weise is currently a member of the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. Mayor Weise is a current member of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.
Mayor Weise is Director of Sales at The Benefit Guard and previously served on the Board of Elders at Trinity Lutheran Church. He volunteers for various organizations and feels strongly about giving back to his community. He currently studies Government at Grand Canyon University. He and his wife, Shari, have two daughters and have called Avondale home since 1995.
Councilmember Mark Stewart, a resident of Chandler since 2001, began his first term on the City Council in January 2017. Councilmember Stewart and his family moved from the Midwest expecting to stay for a couple of years before returning home. They fell in love with the community, the people, and the vision of what Chandler would become. His children both graduated high school through the Chandler Unified School District and are proudly attending Arizona State University. The Stewarts can’t imagine calling somewhere else home.
He is a champion for innovation and creating opportunities through commerce. Councilmember Stewart spent more than 20 years with Fortune50 organizations and now owns a marketing and brand agency, Concept2Completion. Mark loves to talk about innovation, blockchain, autonomous vehicles and good governance.
Councilmember Stewart believes good governance involves helping provide a community that is safe, livable and committed to facilitating an improved quality of life and business opportunity. He works to foster a community that embraces inclusion, innovation and spirit on entrepreneurial development. He knows that a good municipal fiscal policy provides the backbone for the most successful cities.
Councilmember Stewart has a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University. Within the community, he volunteers and supports local nonprofits and maintains an active faith. Mark is a coach for the YMCA and Little League International.
Councilmember Stewart serves on the:
• Chairman on the Maricopa Association of Governments Human Services and Community Initiatives Committee
• Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy Committee
• East Valley Partnership Executive Leadership Team
• East Valley Partnership Board of Directors
• National League of Cities Information Technology and Communications Federal Advocacy Committee
• Arizona Legislative Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Subcommittee
• Member and Speaker for the Government Blockchain Association
• Arizona State Ambassador for the Job Creators Network
He currently serves on the following Chandler City Council subcommittees:
• Economic Vitality
• Innovation and Technology
His past service in Chandler included the following:
• Arizona League of Cities and Towns Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee
• Chair of the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee
• METRO Rail Board of Directors
• National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Board
Chandler City Council Subcommittees:
• Communications and Public Affairs, Information Technology, Management Services, Facilities and Fleet
• Community Services, Economic Development, Neighborhood Resources and Cultural Development
Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson began her term in January 2021. She previously served over 5 years on the Town Council, after being elected to 2 consecutive terms from January 2015 to March 31, 2020 when resigning to run for Mayor. Brigette served as Vice Mayor in 2018. Prior to running for Town Council, Brigette served on the Gilbert Planning Commission for over 14 years. She has also served as the Zoning Hearing Officer and on many Gilbert steering committees and stakeholder groups.
Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is a husband, father, grandfather and devoted public servant who has spent his adult life owning and operating successful businesses, volunteering with non-profit organizations, and serving his community through public service. He and his wife Sandy have been married for 33 years and have lived in Arizona since 1966. Together, they have one daughter and two grandsons. A battle with cancer as a young man gave Mayor Weiers an outlook on life, focused on service, creative problem solving, and enjoying life to the fullest. It is with these values that he diligently serves as Mayor of Glendale every day.
Since taking office in January 2013, Mayor Weiers has actively worked to bring new economic and community activity to Glendale. In just his first year, Mayor Weiers helped the city obtain more than a million dollars in grants for public safety and local non-profit groups, established an annual event to help military veterans, and welcomed many new businesses to Glendale as the City strives to be the most business friendly community in Arizona.
Prior to taking office in Glendale, Mayor Weiers served four terms in the Arizona State Legislature. During that time, he chaired the Natural Resources, Military Affairs and Public Safety, and Rules Committees. Mayor Weiers also served Arizona on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Military Sustainability Task Force.
Throughout his life, Mayor Weiers has been devoted to serving his community. His long and impressive record has earned him recognition for his work on behalf of sportsmen, motorcyclists, and military veterans groups, to name a few.
Mayor Weiers is also an accomplished pilot as well as a member of the Civil Air Patrol with over two decades of flying experience. He owns a hangar and flies out of his home base at the Glendale Airport.
Bill Stipp was elected to his first council term in 2011 and was reelected in 2015 and 2019. His priorities as a Councilmember include: supporting conservative fiscal policies, government efficiency, assisting small businesses, maintaining our up-scale community standards and protecting our neighborhoods with strong public safety agencies.
Bill brings over 30 years of public sector experience to his seat on the council from Illinois, Massachusetts and Arizona which included work on National, State and Regional committees; contract mediation, municipal operations and public sector budgeting. Currently employed as a public sector consultant focusing on operational management, strategic planning and employee development, Bill is also a contractor for the U.S. Army developing and training their Homeland Response Forces.
Bill represents the City on the Valley Metro RPTA Board of Directors and the Valley Metro Audit and Finance Subcommittee. He has previously served on the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) Board of Directors, Council Subcommittee for Boards and Commissions, as the Council Representative to Historic Goodyear Neighborhood Alliance and as the City's alternate to the County's Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). Bill earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University and holds a Bachelors Degree from Southern Illinois University.
A Goodyear resident since 2001, Bill and his wife Lisa, of more than 30 years, have two adult children.
Vincent Manfredi and his family made Maricopa their home in 2010. Upon arriving in Maricopa, he saw a community with great promise and decided to get involved.
He has volunteered his time for many causes in the community helping many non-profit organizations and collecting food donations for our food banks. He set up a pop-up food bank utilizing private funds during the Pandemic of 2020. Manfredi served on the Maricopa Board of Adjustment and the Zoning Re-Write Task Force, which produced a new zoning code in 2014. He is an ardent supporter of youth sports and has volunteered with Babe Ruth League, Maricopa Little League and Maricopa High School Softball.
Manfredi is an advocate for public education and has been devoted to bringing proper funding to Maricopa schools. He understands the need for continual growth and learning new skills in order to keep pace with an ever-changing workplace. He holds a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Business Administration and Social Sciences with an emphasis on education.
Manfredi’s belief that transportation is a primary driver of economic development led him to represent the city of Maricopa on many regional transportation committees. Improving Maricopa roads, including the SR 347, SR 238 and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway are on the top of his list. His SR 347 efforts are summarized by the acronym MOVE: More lanes, Overpasses and interchanges, Violation enforcement and Education.
Among the organizations of which Manfredi is current a member:
- City of Maricopa Budget and Finance City Council Subcommittee
- Central Arizona Governments Governing Board
- Arizona Rural Transportation Advocacy Council Board of Directors
- Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Board of Directors
- Arizona League of Cities & Towns Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Works Committee
- Central Arizona Governments Economic Development District Board
- Maricopa Associations of Governments Transportation Policy Committee
In July, 2022, Manfredi assumed the responsibilities of the mayor when Mayor Christian Price resigned until the City Council selected Mayor Nancy Smith to serve as the permanent successor for the remainder of the term.
Mr. Jack Sellers is a Supervisor with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. He is also the Vice Chair of the Arizona State Transportation Board. He is the retired Facilities Manager for the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa, Arizona, and he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University. Mr. Sellers currently sits on Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Council. His previous Maricopa Association of Governments committees include Regional Council, Economic Development Committee as well as serving as Past Chair of the Transportation Policy Committee. Mr. Sellers is part of the Ari-Son Megaregion Group, Arizona-Mexico Commission and he is a member of the Transportation Committee. As part of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Mr. Sellers served as a member of the International Leadership Council, Past Member of the Board and Executive Committee, as well as a Board Member of the East Valley Partnership. Other association position that Mr. Sellers has held include Member of Transportation Business Partners; President of Chandler, Arizona Sister Cities; Vice President of Arizona Sister Cities; Member and Past Board Member of Arizona Town Hall; Member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce; Member of Intel Corporation Community Advisory Panel; Past Chairman of the City of Chandler Transportation Commission; and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. In 2004 Mr. Sellers was awarded Business Leader of the Year.
John Giles was elected the 40th mayor of Mesa, Arizona, in August 2014. He earned degrees from Brigham Young University in Political Science and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He has managed his own law firm in downtown Mesa for more than 20 years.
In 1996, Giles was elected to the Mesa City Council and from 1998 to 2000, he served as vice mayor. After his service on the City Council, he remained active in the community and served on 25 boards and committees. He has been very involved in interfaith relations throughout the Phoenix-metro area, including serving on the Board of the Arizona Interfaith Movement. As mayor, he serves on numerous local and regional boards and committees.
Born and raised in Mesa, he graduated from Westwood High School in 1978. Mayor Giles is an active marathoner and triathlete who has completed two full Ironman competitions, 20 marathons and four Boston Marathons. In 2013, he was named “Mesa Man of the Year.” Mayor Giles and his wife, Dawn, have been married for more than 30 years. They have five children and five grandchildren.
Master of Business Administration degree, W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU (Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society in business administration)
Bachelor of Science degree, United States Air Force Academy
1988-present | MILLER MARKETING (Consultant) - Business development, government relations, fundraising, trust/fiduciary services for pension plans and personal trusts.
2005-2010 | TAKE CHARGE AMERICA (non-profit credit counseling), Mktg & Gov’t Relations
2003-2005 | WP CAREY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Development Officer (fundraising) - Major Gifts Officer and Director of Corporate Relations
2001-2003 | EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY, Development Officer (fundraising) - Prescott campus Director of Corporate/Foundation Development and Director of Development
1997-2001 | WELLS FARGO BANK, Vice President (formerly First Interstate Bank) - Institutional trust business development and sales for Arizona and New Mexico
1982-1988 | FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, Vice President - Personal Trust Business Development Officer 11/87-8/88, Institutional Trust Department Manager 12/85-11/87, Assistant Manager 4/84-12/85, Trust Administrator 5/85-12/85, IRA Department Manager 4/84-5/85, Human Resource Planning Coordinator 9/82-4/84.
1979-1982 | A.M.I.G.O.S. Inc., Executive Director - (A business trade association composed of 280 companies associated with the mining industry in Arizona) Responsibilities included overall management of the association, public relations, lobbying, membership recruitment, editing and publication of the quarterly newsletter, and administration of the AMIGOS Political Action Committee (third largest Arizona PAC during that time).
1976-1979 | ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION, Special Assistant - Served as presiding officer for Commission hearings; drafted and coordinated changes in Commission policy with the operating divisions (utilities, transportation, securities, and incorporating); wrote speeches and press releases for Commissioner Bud Tims.
1974-1975 | CONNECTICUT GENERAL, Financial Planner - Counseled small business clients regarding insurance, investments, trusts, and pension plans.
1973-1974 | SAWYER AVIATION, Instructor Pilot - Earned three additional flying ratings and gave flight instruction to private and commercial students.
Concurrent AF Reserve MILITARY EXPERIENCE (Colonel, USAFR, Retired in 1997):
1992-1997 | AIR FORCE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LIAISON OFFICER FOR ARIZONA - Responsible for coordination between Arizona Air Force Installations and the Arizona Adjutant General in the areas of Military Support to Civil Authorities and the Key Asset Protection Program. Decorations and Awards-Legion of Merit, 3MSM, HSM, Arizona DSM, AFCM, AFAM, AFRR
1988-1989 | MILITARY ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE - Responsible for providing military guidance on a variety of issues to the fourth most senior civilian in the Department of the Air Force (Pentagon, Washington D.C.)
1983-1992 | AIR FORCE ACADEMY ADMISSIONS LIAISON OFFICER COMMANDER - Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising 25 Air Force Reserve Officers who recruit students for the Air Force Academy in Arizona. Named the Outstanding Commander in the Nation for 1991 (Out of a group of 89 commanders-the Arizona unit was consistently one of the top-producing units).
1974-1983 | AIR FORCE ACADEMY ADMISSIONS LIAISON OFFICER - Responsible for recruiting & counseling students in central Arizona. Named the Outstanding Liaison Officer in the Nation for 1981 (Out of a group of 1900 liaison officers).
Active Duty MILITARY EXPERIENCE:
1971-1972 | LEARNING CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER - Responsible for operation of two multi-media pilot training facilities at Williams AFB.
1970-1971 | INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPER -
Wrote and produced audio-visual programs for student pilot flight instruction at Williams AFB.
1968-1970 | INSTRUCTOR PILOT - Responsible for administering all phases of flight instruction in the primary Air Force jet trainer.
Regional Transportation Agency Transportation Policy Committee, American Legion Post One Chaplain, UUCP Governance Committee, Arizona Economic Forum (co-founder, board of directors, treasurer); Valley Leadership (Class I & past board member); USAF Academy Assn of Graduates (founder of Arizona chapter in 1977 and first president), Goldwater Institute (co-founder); Anderson Read Group (co-founder); Arizona Academy (Town Hall); Order of Daedalians (military pilots); National Guard Association, Fighter Country Partnership (past Honorary Commander), Amateur writer: (over 800 letters and articles published); Licensed pilot with commercial, multi-engine, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings (2000+ flying hours).
Phoenix Citizens Transportation Commission, Citizens Concerned About the Project, Citizens Committee on the Future of Phoenix Transportation, Co-chair of 2008 Arizona Ron Paul for President campaign, Paycheck Protection Ballot Chairman, SOS Ballot Chairman, Arizona Business Leadership, Goldwater Institute (co-founder, board of directors, executive committee 15 yrs); Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (appointed by governor with senate confirmation); Arizona Kazakhstan Partnership Foundation (co-founder, director); Arizona Spectator (co-founder), Star Shine Academy-National Board of Advisors, Allied American Life Insurance Company (board of directors); Arizona Department of Mines (board member & chairman); Phoenix Rotary Club 100 board of directors; Phoenix Civil Service Board (chairman, Phoenix mayoral appointment); Arizona Department of Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (AZ Senate appointment); Phoenix Fire and Police Pension Board; First Interstate Bank Political Action Committee & Public Affairs Committee; Central Arizona Estate Planners Conference; Service Academy Selection Panel member for Sen DeConcini & Congressmen Shadegg, Rudd, Conlan; Arizona National Guard Project Challenge (mentor); Phoenix Citizens Bond Committee; Phoenix Jaycees Operation Threshold (chairman); Outstanding Young Man of America (selected twice); Arizona Society of Association Executives; Mensa, The Newcomen Society, USAF Academy Varsity Gymnastics Team (lettered two years); Mesa Community College Continuing Education Student Government Association (President); Arizona Junior College Student Government Association (President), Arizona Governor’s Student Advisory Board 230327
On January 3, 2023 Jason Beck was sworn into office as the Mayor of Peoria. Mayor Beck is invested in the City of Peoria, as a lifelong resident, and as a local business leader.
As a local business owner, he understands the importance of providing goods and services. In his role as Mayor, he will apply his knowledge and experience as he works to provide superior public services within Peoria and improve quality of life for all residents.
As a veteran of the U.S. Marines, Mayor Beck values public service and is eager to serve the residents of the City of Peoria in a new capacity.
Mayor Beck, and his wife Jane, reside in Peoria with their six sons.
Since being elected to the Phoenix City Council in 2013, Kate Gallego's entrepreneurial spirit and extensive economic development knowledge have helped transform Phoenix's economy and revitalize the city's transportation system. Kate's proven track record includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix's citywide transportation plan and spearheading the successful Phoenix Equal Pay Ordinance.
Kate is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everybody. She led the effort for the city to partner with AARP to better serve older adults. She has worked with Councilwoman Debra Stark to support more young people entering the construction workforce, and Kate has championed innovative partnerships with ASU and the University of Arizona. Kate Gallego believes that everyone should have access to cutting edge medical care, and she has been the city council lead on expanding Phoenix's biomedical campus.
A strong proponent of investing in the infrastructure that Phoenix needs to grow, Kate is a member of the bi-partisan coalition Building America's Future. Her work on infrastructure has earned recognition from Women in Transportation and Friends of Transit. Her work on equity issues has earned her the recognition of the "Courage" Award from the Girl Scouts Cactus-Pine Council, Elected Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers Arizona Chapter, and the Rising Leader Award from the Anti-Defamation League. AZ Business Magazine named her as one of the most influential women in business.
Prior to being elected, Kate worked on Strategic Planning and Economic Development for Salt River Project. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015 the Wharton School of Business named her in its "40 Under 40" list. She is the proud mom of Michael Gallego.
Jacob Butler is a member of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and was elected to the SRPMIC Tribal Council in 2022. He is Onk Akimel O’Odham and has lived within his Community his entire life. Councilman Butler is the District A Representative.
Councilmember Butler has worked for his community for the past 20 years. He previously worked as the Cultural Resource Specialist and was the primary contact for the Section 106 government to government Consultation for the tribe and has worked with many indigenous communities across the country during his time as the Community Garden Coordinator. Councilman Butler is a strong advocate of supporting and maintaining ancestral lands of the Onk Akimel O’Odham and strongly supports representation of indigenous people.
Councilmember Butler is currently serving as Chair of the Non-profit Organization Native Seed Search and is a board member of the Friends of Pueblo Grande Auxiliary. Councilman Butler has also been appointed to serve on Salt River Fields Board and Salt River DEVCO boards.
Councilmember Butler is also an avid artist. He practices the O’odham tradition of shell-etching and has participated in a number of events and galleries around the world, including (but not limited to): Prehistoric Collectors Gallery of the Southwest Potters, SRPMIC Huhugam Ki Museum, Arizona Heard Museum, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American Indian video, wall art panel for the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, wall art panel at the Odysea Aquarium, Gateway Airport traditional tools and shell, Great Wolf Lodge, Hayden House Rehabilitation Project, Pueblo Grand Museum, Huhugam Heritage Center. In 2018, Councilman Butler presented Colorado Rockies player, Ian Desmond with his personal fielding glove that was designed to represent the culture of the Akimel O’odham as a way to maintain and honor the unique connection and relationship the Colorado Rockies have established with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Councilwoman Littlefield began her second term on the Scottsdale City Council in January 2019.
Councilwoman Littlefield has 25 years of extensive financial and management experience. She co-founded (with her husband Bob Littlefield, who served three terms on the Scottsdale City Council from 2002 to 2015) and continues to manage a successful Scottsdale-based computer company, NetXpert Systems, Inc.
Her previous professional experience includes several years working in the Budget Office of the City of Plano helping to design and track the departmental budgets for all city departments as well as working to format the Capital Improvement Program for that fast-growing city. In Scottsdale, Kathy worked as the office manager for Petley Greetings, Inc., a local business whose owner was a renowned artist and photographer in Arizona. Kathy also served as the Finance Director for Girls Ranch, a nonprofit company which had been based here in Scottsdale.
Councilwoman Littlefield has been active in a wide variety of community organizations and has held office in many of them. She was a “computer Mom” in her daughter’s school as well as treasurer for many after-school plays and pageants performed at Cochise Elementary. She was Treasurer of North Scottsdale Little League. Councilwoman Littlefield was President of her Civitan Club (an organization that helps developmentally disabled and underprivileged children) and was chosen “Civitan of the Year” for her efforts during her term of office. She also has been active in Special Olympics.
Councilwoman Littlefield has been Treasurer (twice) of her political legislative district and repeatedly was elected as a state committeewoman. Currently she is active in the Daughters of the American Revolution working to help our nation’s veterans and their families, and the Mayflower Society.
Councilwoman Littlefield is a Scottsdale native. She attended the Scottsdale Unified Schools Ingleside Elementary and Arcadia High and graduated with distinction from Arizona State University in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in business education.
Councilwoman Littlefield and her husband, Bob, have been married over 46 years and have two adult children and one grandchild.
Jenn Daniels is an expert in navigating the complexities of municipal government. She has been an elected leader for over a decade, serving as a Councilmember, Vice-Mayor and the Mayor of Gilbert, Arizona. Under her leadership, Gilbert thrived, becoming one of America’s most vibrant towns-earning several national awards, including the Most Prosperous City in America, Most Livable City and Second Safest City. As Mayor, she was committed to the future of Gilbert and, as part of the Town’s “City of the Future” initiative was focused on innovating local government in the areas of fiscal responsibility, infrastructure and technology and community prosperity. Under Jenn’s leadership, the Town implemented advisory groups including Advancing Education in Gilbert, ONE Gilbert and the Executive Advisory Committee. During Jenn’s time in leadership, the Town achieved AAA bond ratings from all three rating agencies, opened three new parks, and transformed the Heritage District into a regional destination with some of the best restaurants in Arizona-all while remaining the safest community in the state with the lowest cost of service in the metro Phoenix area. Jenn has also been a small business owner since 2005.
Jenn has served on several regional and national boards and committees, including the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Council, Regional Transportation Policy Committee, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, League of Cities and Towns Executive Committee, and Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and as a Rode! Fellow for the Aspen Institute. In 2020, Jenn was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to a six-year term on the State Transportation Board.
Jenn’s experience spans a broad spectrum that encompasses both her public and private expertise. She has a deep understanding of transportation planning and policy, municipal strategy and engagement, including procurement, economic development, strategic communications, political strategy and policy analysis. She brings a wealth of knowledge and an extensive network to get our clients their desired outcomes.
Jenn makes being a mom to four kids spanning high school to elementary her top priority and spends her free time hiking, reading, organizing all the things and baking delicious treats.
Doug DeClusin is the founder, President and CEO of Sunland Asphalt, a full-service commercial grading, asphalt paving and Heavy Highway contractor. Founded in 1979, Sunland has grown from two to over 350 employees, with offices in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico and revenues reaching $100 million in 2014.
Over the last 35 years, Sunland Asphalt has completed a myriad of projects ranging from highways to parking lots. Sunland Asphalt has completed projects in over 30 states and Mexico. Sunland was named one of the “Top 50 Private Companies in Arizona” by the Phoenix Business Journal. In 2013, Sunland was named one of “Arizona's Fastest Growing Private Companies” and was most recently recognized as a “Top 5 Company in Heavy Construction” by Ranking Arizona, the Best of Arizona Business.
An active participant in the construction industry, DeClusin is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chapter of The Associated General Contractors where he has been a member since 2007 and is on the Board of Directors for Pantheon Enterprises. He is also an active member of the Executives’ Association of Greater Phoenix. Doug was finalist for Construction Executive of the Year in 2009 by the Construction Financial Management Association and CEO of the Year by Phoenix Business Journal in 2012. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Boys and Girls Club, Horses Help, the Ronald McDonald charities, as well as the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction.
Mayor Hall was unanimously selected by the City Council in November 2018 to serve as Mayor of Surprise to fill a vacancy.
Prior to serving in politics and serving three years on the City of Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission, Hall spent several decades working in various capacities in the Hospitality and Real Estate industries. For three years, he was the Vice President of a new home builder and prior to that, he served 10 years as the Senior Vice President of a hospitality company based in Japan. Most of his professional career was spent opening and operating several restaurants and hotels along the west coast.
He has served on a number of City Council Sub-Committees during his time on Council, as well as WESTMARC’s Water & Energy Committee and the Valley Metro RPTA Board. Presently, Hall’s regional service includes a position on the MAG Regional Council, MAG Transportation Policy Committee and involvement with the Kyl Center for Water Policy.
Skip is a Vietnam War Veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star for his outstanding service 1969-1970
David C. Berry is the Vice President of Phoenix based Swift Transportation, the nation's largest Truckload Carrier. Mr. Berry is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in finance. He has been a resident of Phoenix for 42 years and is an active member of the transportation industry. He serves as Director of the American Trucking Association (ATA) and Chair of the ATA Tax Policy and Communications committee. Other transportation activities include serving as Director of the Western Highway Institute, Chairman of the Arizona Highways Users Association, Director of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Governor's CANAMEX Trade Corridor Task Force.
Corey Woods was elected mayor of the City of Tempe in March 2020. In his professional career, he is the chief of staff at ASU Preparatory Academy. Woods is responsible for assisting the managing director with operations, external partnerships and strategic initiatives. He previously served as the chief operating officer for the Greater Phoenix Urban League, director of college and career articulation for the Phoenix Union High School District and director of government relations for the American Lung Association of Arizona.
Woods served as a Councilmember for the City of Tempe from July 2008 – July 2016. He was elected to the Tempe City Council in May 2008 and reelected in March 2012. Woods was instrumental in guiding city policy that led to Tempe's perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s “Municipal Equality Index.” He championed initiatives in the areas of affordable housing and human services while working tirelessly to improve community development standards to attract business investment and protect neighborhoods.
Woods graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in April 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science, and a minor in African-American Studies. After college, Woods was a teaching assistant at ASU for three years. In May 2018, Woods earned a Master of Arts in Educational Policy from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.
Cheryl Lombard was the President and CEO of Valley Partnership, a trade association advocating for responsible development, in Phoenix, Arizona-metro area. Since joining Valley Partnership in 2015, she has received recognition as one of Arizona Real Estate Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Executive Magazine’s Women in Power. She also represents the real estate development industry as a member of the Arizona Steering Committee for the Lower Basin Water Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) and Governor Ducey’s Water Augmentation Council.
Previously, Cheryl was the Government Relations Director for The Nature Conservancy in Arizona. There she led many federal, state, and local policy changes and received recognition including the Arizona Capitol Times Public Policy Leader of Year for the Environment in 2010. While with the Conservancy she also served as the Co-Chair of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s Transition Committee on State Lands and as a Member of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s Transition Team.
Before moving to Arizona, she was a senior associate attorney with the political and election law firm of Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk in California. Prior to practicing law, Cheryl was the Director of Public Affairs with Davies Communications in Santa Barbara, California where she headed the Land Use/Real Estate Group.
In addition, Cheryl also served on the staff for Congressman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (CA) and Congressman Cliff Stearns (FL) in both his District and Washington, DC offices. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge, and a Bachelor’s degree from the American University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the State Bar of California and served as both a Governor Brewer and Napolitano appointee to the Arizona Governor’s Regulatory Review Council from 2008 to 2014.
Tyler Pace is a founding member and Managing Partner of Aegis Health Care, a leading provider in integrated care models for home-bound seniors; servicing thousands of individuals through multiple brands and business lines across the United States, including Triton Transport which provides Non-Emergency Transportation services in Arizona, Alaska, and rural Utah. Tyler is a former Arizona State Senator, serving his community as Chairman of the Transportation and Technology Committee, championing sustainable long-term investments in infrastructure. Tyler graduated Suma Cum Lade from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication and currently sits as member in multiple national associations and committees in the fields of healthcare, technology, and transportation. Tyler is focused on raising the bar, both personally and professionally. He believes in constant self-improvement and corporate responsibility. As a policy maker, entrepreneur and employer, Tyler is dedicated to improving his industry and community.
Vulcan Materials is the country’s largest producer of construction aggregates, with significant aggregate positions in the U.S and Mexico. Vulcan is also one of the nation’s foremost producers of ready mix concrete and asphalt.
Mark has been with Vulcan for 27 years, holding various business and legal positions. Prior to his current role with Vulcan, Mark served as Vice-President of Business Development and Division Counsel for Vulcan’s Western Division, responsible for strategic direction, growth and legal affairs, and as Vice-President and General Manager of Vulcan’s Arizona/New Mexico Region.
Mark graduated with honors from Arizona State University in 1982 and received his law degree from Creighton University in 1985. He also holds an MBA from Arizona State University. Mr. Reardon is admitted to practice in Arizona and before the U.S. District Court for Arizona.
Mr. Reardon’s professional affiliations include the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He has been appointed by the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives to serve on the Arizona Mining Advisory Council.
Mark is a life member and past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Rock Products Association. He is also a past member of the boards of directors of the New Mexico Mining Association and the Concrete Industry Management Program of the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.
His community involvement has included memberships on the boards of directors of Arizona Special Olympics and the Boy and Girls Club of the East Valley.
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