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Goodyear, AZ 85338
Bill Stipp was elected to his first four-year council term in 2011. His priorities as a Councilmember include supporting conservative fiscal policies, government efficiency, assisting small businesses, maintaining our up-scale community standards and protecting our neighborhoods with strong public safety agencies.
Councilmember Stipp brings 30 years of public sector experience to the Council from Illinois, Massachusetts and Arizona, including work on national, state and regional committees, contract mediation, municipal operations and public sector budgeting. He retired from the Goodyear Fire Department in 2009 following a disabling line of duty spinal injury.
Currently employed as a public sector consultant focusing on operational management, strategic planning and employee development, Councilmember Stipp also contracts with the U.S. Army, training their Homeland Response Forces. He is also employed by Estrella Mountain Community College as an adjunct professor and previously served as the Fire Science program director.
Councilmember Stipp serves as the Chairperson for Goodyear's Public Safety Retirement Boards, the Goodyear Volunteer Firefighters Pension Board and the City Council Audit Committee. Regionally, Councilmember Stipp serves on the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) Board of Directors and works with Mayor Lord on Veterans Affairs issues. Nationally, Councilmember Stipp is a member of the National League of Cities' Crime Prevention and Public Safety Steering and Advisory Committee. He has served on the Council Subcommittee for Boards and Commissions, as the Council representative to Historic Goodyear Neighborhood Alliance and as the city's alternate to Maricopa County’s Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). Councilmember Stipp earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University, achieved an Executive Fire Officer designation from the National Fire Academy and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon Unversity.
A Goodyear resident since 2001, Councilmember Stipp and his wife Lisa of 27 years have two children.