Mayor and Council

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Get to Know Your Elected Officials

The Buckeye City Council and Mayor are committed to serving the people of Buckeye. The Mayor is elected at large for four-year terms, and the Council is elected by district for staggered four-year terms. The next municipal election will be conducted Fall of 2020.

Council District map

Need to Contact Your Councilmember?

Christine Grundy, Assistant to the Mayor
Phone 623-349-6949

Maria Riebs, Assistant to the City Council
Phone 623-349-6955

Jackie A. Meck, Mayor

Jackie Meck was re-elected in 2016 to a third four-year term.  A Buckeye native, Mayor Meck has served previously as town mayor from 1973 to 1975 and as a member of the town council from 1968 to 1975 and from 2002 to 2006.

mayor meck

Tony Youngker, City Council District 1

Tony Youngker was elected to represent District 1 on the Buckeye City Council in the November 2016 General Election. He is a Buckeye native and graduated from Buckeye Union High School. In 1998, he graduated with high distinction from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute with a degree in Culinary Arts and Sciences and Restaurant Management.

Jeanine Guy, City Council District 2

Jeanine started her career working for the City of Buckeye in 1992. During that time period, Jeanine held the positions of Library Director, Director of Parks, Recreation and Library Services, Community Services Director, Assistant Town Manager and Town Manager. She retired from the City of Buckeye in 2010.
Buckeye Councilmember Jeanine Guy 2018

Michelle Hess, City Council District 3

Michelle Hess has served on the Buckeye City Council since 2011 as representative of the Council's District 3 residents. 

Patrick HagEstad, City Council District 4

In August of 2018 G. Patrick HagEstad was elected as the council representative for District 4, which roughly encompasses Buckeye north of Interstate 10, west of the White Tank Mountains along both sides of Sun Valley Parkway, and includes the communities of Festival Foothills, Sun City Festival, Tartesso, Watson Estates and a southwest portion of Sundance.

Craig Heustis, Vice Mayor, City Council District 5

Craig Heustis was re-elected to a third four-year term on the Buckeye City Council representing District 5 in August 2018. He was appointed by his fellow council members as Vice Mayor in 2020.  Councilmember Heustis serves as the Council’s liaison for the Planning & Zoning Commission, Council liaison for the Buckeye Public Library Board, founding member of the Buckeye Patriotic Committee, Council liaison on the Public Safety Fire Retirement Board, member of Way Out West Coalition (WOW), member of the Buckeye Kiwanis Club, and frequent contributor to several other organizations in the West Valley.

Clay Goodman, PhD, City Council District 6

The Buckeye City Council appointed Clay Goodman, PhD as the interim Buckeye City Council District 6 Representative at their June 2, 2020 meeting. 


Dr. Goodman is an Arizona native, has lived in the West Valley for 28 years and a resident of Verrado since 2012. Clay and his wife Lynda have two grown children and one grandson. 



Headshot of Clay Goodman, PhD

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