Mayor Kenneth N. Weise

City of Avondale

Mayor Kenneth WeiseKenneth N. Weise was appointed Mayor in June 2014. Prior to his mayoral appointment, he served as an Avondale City Council Member beginning in January 2006 when he was initially appointed to a vacant council seat. He was subsequently elected to the City Council in September 2007 and, during his tenure, served as Avondale’s Vice Mayor from 2008 to 2010.

Mayor Weise currently serves on the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development committee, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council, the MAG Transportation Policy Committee as well as the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Board of Directors. A true public servant, he has also served on several other committees including the Charter Review Committee, the Contributions Assistance Council Subcommittee and as Chair of the Western Maricopa Enterprise Zone (WMEZ). As a strong supporter of education and youth, Mayor Weise is currently a member of the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable and has also served as the Council Ambassador to the Tolleson Union High School District. Mayor Weise is a current member of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.

Mayor Weise is a Corporate Sales Manager for the Wigwam Resort and previously served on the Board of Elders at Trinity Lutheran Church in Avondale. He volunteers for various organizations and feels strongly about giving back to his community. He studied Business Administration at Moraine Valley College in Illinois. He and his wife, Shari, have two daughters and have called Avondale home since 1995.