Meet Councilmember Gary Sherwood
Councilmember Gary Sherwood was elected in November 2012 to represent Glendale’s Sahuaro District and began his term on January 15, 2013. Sherwood is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Valley Metro RPTA and Valley Metro Rail, and was just named chairman of the Budget and Finance subcommittee serving the FY 2015 term. He was also just appointed as Treasurer of the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA), serving the FY 2015 term, and was reappointed to the Valley Metro RPTA and Metro Board Subcommittee, also serving the FY 2015 term. Councilmember Sherwood is a Certified Ambassador for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) as an active participant. On a national level, Sherwood serves on the National League of Cities Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee in addition to serving on the NLC’s First Tier Subcommittee as Vice Chair. Locally, Councilmember Sherwood is an active member of the Glendale Historical Society and the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors. Councilmember Sherwood currently is employed as a marketing director for a restoration/renovation general contractor serving both residential and commercial customers with a focus on the multifamily segment. He serves on many committees for the Arizona Multifamily Association (AMA) in varying capacities.
Councilmember Sherwood’s previous volunteerism with the City of Glendale includes serving as chair of the Personnel Board, and as chair of the Planning Commission; as an evaluator for From the Heart; a member of Glendale’s Water & Sewer Task Force; and a graduate of both Glendale University and the Glendale Citizens Police Academy. Sherwood has also held leadership roles in such organizations as the YMCA and the Ironwood High School Boosters, and is a 24K Gold Award Donor with United Blood Services.
Councilmember Sherwood holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, emphasis in marketing, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Management, and has a strong background in program development, finance and marketing.
Sherwood is a native of Michigan, and has lived in Glendale since 1979. He and his wife Patrice, an account executive, have one son, Kyle Sherwood, 24, who was named Arizona’s Leading Young Entrepreneur
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