Elected: May 2012
Current term: expires in 2016
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5002
Tempe, Arizona 85280
Assistant: Elizabeth Higgins
Formal City Council Meeting Agenda, Action Summary and Minutes
Council Committees Agenda, Action Summary and Minutes
Executive Session Agenda
Issue Review Session Agenda, Action Summary and Minutes
Board & Commission Meetings
City Council Strategy Session, Member
Meeting Dates and time:
Meets as needed prior to the 1st Council meeting of each month, 4:00 p.m., Location to be determined
Agenda, Minutes and Workplan
State of the City
2012 State of the City
One of my top priorities as Mayor is to ensure that Tempe has aggressive economic development goals to move our city forward. We have so much to offer, from an educated population to excellent public transportation and a diverse economic base. Come and see our community for yourself, and you’ll see it’s clear that Tempe is open for business.
About Mayor Mitchell
Mark Mitchell, a third-generation Arizonan, was elected Mayor in May 2012. Before becoming Mayor, Mark was elected to the City Council in March of 2000 and since then was elected to three four-year terms. Mitchell served as Vice Mayor July 2004 to June 2006.
Mitchell is a native of Tempe where he is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, Tempe Diablos, Tempe Leadership Class XV, Tempe Sister Cities, Tempe Impact Education Foundation, and the Tempe YMCA. Mitchell is currently on the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities (NLC), is the past Chair of the NLC City Futures Community and Regional Development Panel and a Board member for the NLC University Community Council. Mitchell is the past Chair of the University Community Council. Mitchell serves as the Vice President of the Executive Committee for the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and is on the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. He is also on the Maricopa Association of Government’s Regional Council, Transportation Policy and Economic Development Committees.
Mitchell attended McClintock High School and Arizona State University. He is married to Debra Mitchell and has two daughters, Allyson and Sophia.
Mitchell is continuing his family’s legacy in Arizona politics. His father, Harry Mitchell, was Mayor of Tempe from 1978 to 1994 and served on the City Council for more than 24 years. Harry Mitchell also served as a Congressman representing Congressional District 5. Mitchell's uncle, Bob Mitchell, served as Mayor of Casa Grande from 1993 to 2001 and as Councilmember from 2001 to February 2004 and his great-grandfather, W.W. Mitchell, was an Arizona State legislator.
Kiwanis Club of Tempe; Tempe Sister Cities; Tempe Diablos; Tempe Leadership Class 15; Tempe Impact Education Foundation; Tempe YMCA; Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Executive Committee Member; NLC Board Member; NLC City Futures Community & Regional Development Panel, Chair; NLC University Communities Council; Board of Directors, Greater Phoenix Economic Council; Regional Council, Maricopa Association of Governments