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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Eric Orsborn was re-elected in 2018 to a third four-year term on the Buckeye City Council representing District 6. Currently, Councilmember Orsborn serves as the Council’s representative on the Valley Metro RPTA Board, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), the Airport Advisory Board, the Buckeye Pollution Control Board and Westmarc.
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