Tempe City Councilmember Arlene Chin takes oath of office
Tempe, AZ – Arlene Chin took the City Council oath of office at tonight’s Regular Council Meeting to begin a 14-month term to fill a vacancy on the Tempe City Council.
Councilmembers voted unanimously to appoint Chin. She will serve the remainder of the Council term, until July 2020.
A 45-year resident of Tempe, Chin is an administrator at ASU Foundation, graduate of Tempe Leadership Class 22 and community volunteer. Her community involvement in Tempe began in 1982, when she served on the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission. She has since served on the Tempe Human Relations Commission and the Tempe Neighborhood Advisory Commission, among other roles.
Chin has a Master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and currently works as Director of Scholarship Advancement for the ASU Foundation.
“It is an honor and I am grateful to be called on to serve my city,” Chin said. “I will do my best to listen and hear my fellow residents’ concerns, as well as work collaboratively with the Mayor and Council during this important time. Great things are happening in Tempe – I hope to contribute to that momentum.”
A total of 49 residents applied to be considered for the City Council vacancy. Councilmembers interviewed Chin and two other longtime residents at their May 2 Work Study Session. Public comment was taken at the meeting.
The vacancy resulted from the April 12 removal of former Councilmember Kolby Granville, as authorized by the Tempe City Charter.
Media contact: Nikki Ripley, City of Tempe, 480-313-8850.