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Elected: September 2014
Current term: expires in 2022

Office: 480-350-8507
Fax: 480-350-8996
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5002
Tempe, Arizona 85280

Assistant: Kristin Gwinn
Office: 480-350-8916

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Board & Commission Meetings


City Council decisions impact communities for generations. From my perspective, cities are where solutions can really move from “talk” to “walk.” We need to double-down on progress made on the sustainability front. We need to reap the benefits of an ASU partnership and lead the Valley in sparking a resilient, clean-energy economy. We need to restore our parks that define our neighborhoods. We need to transition the homeless into housing and increase affordable and workforce housing.

Those who live in Tempe know that our city is special: it is an urban community with the feel of a small town. It’s second nature for us Tempeans to care for each other and to invest in our people, our infrastructure, and our environment. I bring my ethical, humanitarian, and social-justice values and life experience to the Council and work with others to create a more livable community.

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About Vice Mayor Kuby

Lauren Kuby was first elected to the City Council -- her first elected office -- on a sustainability platform in 2014 and re-elected on March 13th, 2018. She is a 30-year resident of Tempe and a long-time community leader who advocates for worker protections, vulnerable populations, and climate-change action. Lauren is a recognized national champion for cities as incubators of innovation. Veteran journalist Juan Gonzales recently featured Lauren in his book Reclaiming Gotham, citing her as evidence of a growing movement of cities taking progressive action and challenging legislative interference in local democracies.

As manager of community engagement for Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, Lauren champions urban sustainability practices and solutions and brings together the ASU community, local small businesses, nonprofits, and neighborhood organizations to address the three Es: economy, equity, and the environment.

As a Tempe Councilmember, she has led Tempe's efforts for social, economic and environmental sustainability, including: equal pay, earned sick days, green building, animal protection, urban forestry, government transparency, and campaign-finance reform (most recently, the Dark Money amendment to our city's charter

Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in Early American History from the University of Chicago as well as a master’s degree in Public History and a certificate in scholarly editing from ASU. She resides in central Tempe with her husband, Mike, a professor at ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Mike and Lauren have raised two daughters, Nora and Olivia, in Tempe.


Professional Life

Manager, Events and Community Engagement, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (current)

Program Manager, Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (current), since 2018, Senior Sustainability Scientist, 2018 to present

Senior Grant Proposal Writer/Editor, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU  (current)

Community Liaison/Communications Manager, Center for Environmental Studies, ASU (1997–2004)

Manager, Glacier Games Company (1988–1992)

Public Information Officer/Publications Director, Massachusetts Office of Tourism (1983–1988)

Coordinator, Massachusetts Homeless Hotline Program (1981–1983)


Other Community Service


Democratic Municipal Officials, AZ, Co-Chair

Democratic Municipal Officials Policy Committee, Co-Director

Arizona Sustainability Alliance, Board Member 

Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, Board Member

National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee, Committee Member

Tempe Cares, Volunteer

Tempe Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Volunteer

Arizona Student Environmental Coalition, Advisor


Feast on the Street, Organizing Committee

Planned Parenthood Annual Luncheon, Organizing Committee

Tempe Community Council, Board Member

Tempe Community Council Foundation, Board Member

Tempe Leadership Class XXV, (Class Project: Shower Power)

Urban Outreach, Board Member

Tempe Sister Cities, Board Member, Newsletter Editor

ASU Students Action Network for Sustainability, Advisor

ASU RAD Recycling, Advisor

Valley Forward, Board Member

Tempe Preparatory Academy Foundation, Member

Tempe Elementary District #3 Advisory Committee, Member

Connolly Middle School Site-Based Council, Member

  • Parent School Support Committee, Member
  • Tempe Schools Business Partnership Group, Member
  • Hudson Elementary School Site-Based Council, Founder/Chair/Board Member



2018: Women of Inspiration by University Career Women, ASU

2018: Progressive Champion (finalist) by Local Progress

2016: Top Municipal Elected Official by Democratic Municipal Officials  

2014: Top 5 People who made a Difference in Tempe by The Arizona Republic

2014: Hero for Eco-Justice by Arizona Interfaith Power and Light