With 30 years of community leadership experience, Doreen Garlid wants to put her vision and experience to work for Tempe.
Under Doreen’s leadership, many local community groups and organizations have thrived. She is the current chair of Tempe’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission and the President of the Buena Vista Ranchos Homeowners Association. She is a graduate of Tempe Leadership Class XXXIV and currently serves on the board of directors for Newtown Community Development Corporation and the Tempe Impacts Education (TIE) Foundation. She previously served as President of the National Charity League, Inc. East Valley, President of the Waggoner Elementary School PTO, President of the Kyrene Middle School PTO, Vice-President of Seton Catholic Preparatory School PTO, Umpire Chair and Secretary for Tempe South Little League, a Girl Scout Leader, and on the Board of Directors of Developing Workers. She is a Tempe Dementia Friendly Champion and a member of Kiwanis Club of Tempe and Tempe Sister Cities. As a member of the Navajo Nation, Doreen would be the first Native American to serve on the Tempe City Council. Her grand uncle was a World War II Navajo Code Talker in the U.S. Marines and her great grandfather was a Navajo Medicine Man. For 45 years, Doreen and her mother have offered free, educational, community presentations about Navajo culture and family life. She has also served over 10,000 people in impoverished countries all over the world with Mobilize Medical as a Mission Team Member and Medications Coordinator.
Issues that top her list of council priorities include: giving neighborhoods a voice by empowering residents to speak up for their community and holding our city leaders accountable to listen and act on those recommendations; making our boards and commissions more resident-driven; advocating for more affordable and workforce housing; addressing homelessness through regional partnerships and cost-effective service models such as Housing First; valuing people before politics and elevating a culture of service in Tempe; ensuring fiscal responsibility and good stewardship of taxpayer dollars; supporting local businesses; acting on climate change and prioritizing sustainability; being smart about growth and development so we don’t lose the unique character of Tempe; honoring and supporting our city’s veterans and military families; and being a welcoming city for all.
Doreen is a wife and mother of four grown children. Professionally, she previously worked as the newsroom business manager for KSAZ-TV Fox 10. However, as a city council member her only job and her number one priority would be serving the people of Tempe.
Mailing Address: 8517 S. Terrace Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone Number: (480) 540-2001
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