Councilmember Joanne Osborne was elected to her first four-year Council term in 2007, re-elected to her second term in 2011, and was elected to serve her third and final term in March 2015. Through Council vote, she was elected to serve as the City of Goodyear’s Vice-Mayor from June 2011 until June 2013. Prior to her service on the Council, she served the city for six years as a member, and as chairperson, of the Planning & Zoning Commission from 2001 to 2007. Additionally, Councilmember Osborne served as the Citizen Representative on Goodyear's Entry Monument Ad Hoc Committee in 2006, and in 2005, served on the Litchfield Road Redevelopment Task Force.
Councilmember Osborne is a graduate of the Southwest Valley Citizen Academy, the Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy, and the 2013 Harvard University “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program. Long active in the community, Councilmember Osborne was recognized as “Citizen of the Year” in 2010 by the Elks’ Lodge.
Councilmember Osborne is deeply committed to Goodyear’s youth, heading the YMCA’s Teen Action Council for many years, and under her leadership, the program was recognized by WESTMARC at the 2009 Best of the West Awards. She also serves as the Vice President of the Homeless Youth Connection Board of Directors, and on the West Valley Hospital Board of Trustees. Nationally, Councilmember Osborne sits on the National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education and Families, and on the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee.
As owners of Osborne Jewelers since 1990, Councilmember Osborne and her husband, Ken, have been active participants in the Goodyear business community and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Councilmember Osborne served previously as the Chairperson of the Chamber's Marketing Committee, and was named the "Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year" in 2003. Councilmember Osborne and her husband have been Goodyear residents since 1998 and have four children.