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Councilmember Jim McDonald
McDonald-web.jpgAbout the Councilmember
Elected September 2007; selected Vice Mayor in January 2010 
Term expires: December 31, 2016
City Phone: 623.333.1915 
Assistant's Phone: 623.333.1613 

City & Regional Committees
  • Valley Metro/Regional Public Transportation Authority Board, Treasurer
  • Budget and Finance Committee, Chairperson
  • Chair, Risk Management Trust Fund Board
  • Past Chair, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Past Avondale Representative, Citizens Traffic Oversight Committee
  • Council Ambassador to Agua Fria Union High School District

Employment & Education
  • Hold Series 7 General Securities License
  • Hold Series 66 Law Exam for Insurance
  • Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments 2002 to 2010
  • Process Engineer, semiconductor manufacturing, 1995 to 2002
  • Associates degree, DeVry Institute of Technology
  • Aircraft Com/Nav/Radar repair certificate, United States Army
  • Aircraft color radar repair certificate, United States Air Force Reserve
  • Held Secret Security Clearance, 1985 to 1992
  • Held Top Secret Security Clearance, 1992 to 1995

Community / Professional Involvement
  • Church Leadership, Congregation President, 5th and 6th grade Sunday School teacher
  • Volunteer, Agua Fria High School Band of Owls

  • Married to Lori
  • 2 children, Kyle and Kathryn (Katy)
  • Arizona Native, Avondale resident since 2005
  • General interests: Outdoor activities – 4 wheeling, camping and hiking and golf

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