I am proud to have been elected to serve the residents of the City of Goodyear over the past six years. I work hard to ensure that the City is providing the cost-effective and efficient services that our residents deserve, while focusing on attracting businesses and amenities that improve our quality of life.
I will continue to work on behalf of our citizens to make Goodyear an even better place to work, live, and raise a family."
Councilmember Joe Pizzillo was elected to his first four-year Council term in 2009, and through a vote by Council, was elected Vice Mayor until June 2011. He served as the city’s Acting Mayor from November 2010 through March 2011, at which time Mayor Georgia Lord was elected to fill a two-year unexpired term. In 2013, he was re-elected to his second four-year Council term and tapped to serve as Vice Mayor, once again, and served as Vice Mayor until June 2015.
His priorities as a Councilmember include ensuring the city’s financial stability, maintaining quality services for residents that are cost-effective, and protecting our neighborhoods by improving public safety.
Councilmember Pizzillo brings 30 years of experience in state and local government budgeting and finance to his seat on the Council. Prior to his retirement from the City of Goodyear in 2008, he served as the city’s Budget Manager. Currently, he is an adjunct professor of accounting and finance with Park University, Grand Canyon University, and Estrella Mountain Community College.
Locally, Councilmember Pizzillo serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Lending Closet. He is an active member of the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and the White Tanks Rotary Club.
He earned his business degree from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
A valley resident since 1986, Councilmember Pizzillo and his wife, Vickie, live in Goodyear. His son, Nicholas, and daughter-in-law, Kristen, have blessed him with two granddaughters, Sophia and Aubrey.