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Joanne Osborne was reelected to her second four-year term in 2011 and served as the City of Goodyear’s Vice Mayor from June of 2011 until June of 2013. Councilmember Osborne was elected to her first four-year council term in 2007.
Councilmember Osborne served the City of Goodyear for six years as a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission from 2001 to 2007. Before she assumed her seat on the City Council, she was elected Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission - a position she was required to vacate upon her Council appointment. In addition, Councilmember Osborne served as the citizen representative on Goodyear's Entry Monument Ad Hoc Committee in 2006 and on the Litchfield Road Redevelopment Task Force in 2005. Councilmember Osborne helped shape the future vision of Goodyear as a member of the Focus Future II initiative in 2002.
Councilmember Osborne is a graduate of the Southwest Valley Citizen Academy, the Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy and was a member of the first graduating class of Goodyear's Police Citizen Academy. In July of 2013, she graduated from Harvard University’s “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program.
Long active in the community, Councilmember Osborne was recognized as “Citizen of the Year” by the Elks Lodge in 2010. Councilmember Osborne has demonstrated a deep commitment to Goodyear’s youth, heading the YMCA’s Teen Action Council for many years. Under her leadership, the program was recognized by Westmarc at the Best of the West Awards under the “Leadership of an Organization” category in 2009.
Regionally, Councilmember Osborne serves as a member of the West Valley Hospital Board of Trustees and as a member of the Homeless Youth Connection’s Board of Directors. In addition, Councilmember Osborne serves as the Chairwoman of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Human Services Coordinating Committee. Nationally, Councilmember Osborne sits on the National League of Cities’ Council on Youth, Education and Families and Human Development Steering 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 as the Chairwoman of the Chamber's Marketing Committee in 2003 and 2004 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.