Roles & Responsibilities of Office

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 MAYOR 

Qualifications

  • Must have resided within the Town limits for one year preceding the election/appointment (or a recently annexed area);
  • Must be a qualified elector of the Town at the time of filing nomination papers; 
  • Must be 18 years of age or over; 
  • Must not be convicted of a felony, unless civil rights have been restored; and
  • Must not be a current employee with the Town of Queen Creek.

The Mayor is elected every four years for a four-year term. There are no term limits in Queen Creek, so there is no limit to the number of times an incumbent may run for re-election.

Duties

  • Part-time position under Council/Manager form of government;
  • Official head of the Town;
  • Presiding officer of all Town Council meetings and various ceremonial occasions in the community; 
  • Serve as spokesperson for the community;
  • Assist the Town Council in setting goals and advocating policy decisions; 
  • Serve as a promoter of the Queen Creek community; 
  • Respond to and interact with residents, neighborhoods; neighborhood associations, and the business community using a variety of forms; 
  • Sign all official documents relating to the Town of Queen Creek; 
  • Along with the Town Council, appoint the Town Manager to act as administrative head of the various Town departments and employees;
  • Appoint members to various advisory committees and commissions with the advice and consent of Town Council members; and
  • Participate in all activities listed for Council Members and is a voting member of the Town Council.

Time Commitment

The Mayor, as primary spokesperson for the community and head of the Town, is often required to attend numerous regularly scheduled regional meetings. Additionally, there are many other time commitments required throughout the work week, including some impromptu meetings and appointments. The Mayor spends an average of approximately 60 hours per month on Town obligations.  

 

VICE MAYOR 

Qualifications

Appointed by the Queen Creek Mayor and approved by a majority of the Town Council, the Vice Mayor position is appointed once per year. The Vice Mayor must already be a member of the Town Council, which requires the individual:

  • Must have resided within the Town limits for one year preceding the election/appointment (or a recently annexed area);
  • Must be a qualified elector of the Town at the time of filing nomination papers; 
  • Must be 18 years of age or over;
  • Must not be convicted of a felony, unless civil rights have been restored; and
  • Must not be a current employee with the Town of Queen Creek

Duties

  • Part-time position under Council/Manager form of government;
  • In the Mayor’s absence, the Vice Mayor shall serve as the presiding officer of the Town Council meeting and/or at various ceremonial occasions in the community;
  • In the Mayor’s absence, sign official documents relating to the Town of Queen Creek;
  • Assist the Town Council in setting goals and advocating policy decisions;
  • Serve as the direct point of contact between the Queen Creek Town Council and the elected officials of the community's school districts (officially known as School Liaison);
  • Serve as a promoter of the Queen Creek community;
  • Respond to and interact with residents, neighborhoods, neighborhood associations, and the business community in a variety of forms;
  • Along with the Town Council, appoint the Town Manager to act as administrative head of the various Town departments and employees; and
  • Participate in all activities listed for Council members and is a voting member of the Town Council.

Time Commitment

The Vice Mayor serves in a back-up role for the Mayor, and is sometimes needed as a spokesperson for the community and stand-in as head of the Town. The Vice Mayor, along with the other members of the Town Council, represent the Town on various regional and local committees. These committees include, but are not limited to, the East Valley Partnership, Maricopa Association of Governments, Central Arizona Governments, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and other affiliated committees and subcommittees. Additionally, there are often other time commitments required throughout the work week, including some impromptu meetings and appointments. The Vice Mayor spends an average of approximately 40 hours per month on Town obligations.

 

TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS

 Qualifications

  • Must have resided within the Town limits for one year preceding the election/appointment (or a recently annexed area);
  • Must be a qualified elector of the Town at the time of filing nomination papers; 
  • Must be 18 years of age or over;
  • Must not be convicted of a felony, unless civil rights have been restored; and
  • Must not be a current employee with the Town of Queen Creek.

Town Council members serve staggered four-year terms. There are no term limits in Queen Creek, so there is no limit to the number of times an incumbent may run for re-election.

Duties

  • Part-time position under Council/Manager form of government;
  • Town Council is the legislative body of the Town and the members adopt the laws and policies for the Town of Queen Creek;
  • Respond to and interact with residents, neighborhoods, neighborhood associations, and the business community using a variety of forms;
  • Define the powers and duties of appointed officers and employees; 
  • Adopt a budget to guide expenditures and revenue;
  • Appropriate funds to operate Town government;
  • Along with the Town Council, appoint the Town Manager to act as administrative head of the various Town departments and employees; and
  • Affirm the Mayor's appointment of members to various advisory committees and commissions.

Time Commitment

Council members may also serve as back-up role for the Mayor, and are sometimes needed as a spokesperson for the community and stand-in as head of the Town. Council members represent the Town on various regional and local committees, including, but not limited to, the East Valley Partnership, Maricopa Association of Governments, Central Arizona Governments, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and other affiliated committees and subcommittees. Additionally, there are often other time commitments required throughout the work week, including some impromptu meetings and appointments. Council members spend an average of approximately 40 hours per month on Town obligations.