Jan. 5, 2011
Today the Phoenix City Council unanimously elected District 1 Councilwoman Thelda Williams as vice mayor. Williams will serve in the position until the end of the year.
"I’m very excited and I certainly appreciate the support of my colleagues. I look forward to working with the entire Council and to represent the city in the absence of the mayor over the course of the year," said Williams.
Williams re-joined the Phoenix City Council in 2008 following her election to a four-year term. She previously served on the council from 1989 to 1996 and as interim mayor in 1994. She currently chairs the City Council's Seniors, Families and Youth Subcommittee, and is a member of the Downtown, Aviation and Economy; Public Safety and Veterans; and Finance, Efficiency and Innovation subcommittees.
Williams has been active in community affairs for a number of years, having served on numerous boards and commissions including the City of Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board, the City of Phoenix Transit Commission, the Block Watch Oversight Committee, the Deer Valley Planning Committee, the Phoenix Planning and Zoning Committee, the Maricopa Association of Governments Board, Women in Local Government Association, Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women, the Maricopa County Adult Probation Advisory Board, and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.
For more information on Vice Mayor Williams, visit phoenix.gov/district1.