At its Jan. 19 meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council selected Jeff Brown to serve a one-year term as vice mayor. Responsibilities of the vice mayor include conducting meetings of the Town Council when the mayor cannot be present and representing the views of the mayor and the town at official or ceremonial functions and meetings with other agencies when the mayor is unable to attend. The mayor nominates the vice mayor from among the council members, and the mayor and Town Council vote to confirm the appointment.
“We've got a great team on Town Council working diligently to keep Queen Creek truly a wonderful place to call home and I respect my colleagues immensely," Brown said. "To have earned their trust and vote of confidence in this appointment is deeply humbling and a supreme honor. To that end, I'll work hard over the course of the year to meet their expectations and represent the town and the residents to the best of my ability.”
Brown was elected to the Town Council in 2008. He is a 2003 graduate of the Queen Creek Leadership Institute and in 2007 completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course. Brown and his family have lived in Queen Creek since 2002.
The following Town Council committee assignments were also approved for 2022 at the meeting:
Mayor Gail Barney: Arizona Municipal Tax Code Commission, League of Arizona Cities & Towns Executive Committee, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Transportation Policy Committee, Maricopa/Pinal Gateway Alliance, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board of Directors and Queen Creek Public Safety Retirement Boards.
Vice Mayor Brown: Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee, East Valley Partnership Board of Directors, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and League Policy - General Administration, Human Resources & Elections.
Councilmember Robin Benning: Budget Committee, Downtown Arts & Placemaking Advisory Sub-Committee Municipal Arts Commission, Central Arizona Governments Regional Council (CAG), East Valley Transportation Infrastructure (EVTI) North/South Corridor Sub-Committee (including the East Valley Transportation Infrastructure (EVTI) Stakeholder Regional Committee), Pinal Regional Transportation Authority Board and Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) Board of Directors (alternate).
Councilmember Leah Martineau: Transportation Advisory Committee, League Policy - Transportation, Infrastructure & Public Works and Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) Board of Directors.
Councilmember Dawn Oliphant: Budget Committee, East Valley Transportation Infrastructure (EVTI) North/South Corridor Sub-Committee (including the East Valley Transportation Infrastructure (EVTI) Stakeholder Regional Committee (alternate), League Policy - Neighborhoods, Sustainability & Quality of Life, League Policy - Public Safety, Military Affairs & Courts and Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Economic Development Committee (June 21/22).
Councilmember Emilena Turley: Economic Development Commission and Transportation Advisory Committee.
Councilmember Julia Wheatley: Budget Committee (chair), Economic Development Commission, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and League Policy - Budget, Finance & Economic Development.