I am proud to have been elected to serve the residents of the City of Goodyear over these past 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."
Joe Pizzillo was elected to his first four-year council term in 2009, and through a vote by Council was elected Vice Mayor/City’s Acting Mayor from November 2010 through March 2011 until the election of a new Mayor. In 2013, he was re-elected to his second four-year council term and tapped to serve as Vice Mayor through June 2015. In 2017, he was re-elected to his final term to serve as a Councilmember through 2021.
His priorities as a Councilmember include: ensuring the City’s financial stability, maintaining quality services 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 Estrella Mountain Community College, Grand Canyon University and Park University.
Councilmember Pizzillo serves on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Lending Closet and sits two Council Subcommittees, City Audit Committee and Community Funding Committee. He is also an active member of the Pebble Creek Rotary Club and represents the city on the Arizona League of Cities and Towns Budget, Finance and Economic Development (BFED) Policy Committee.
He earned his business degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
A valley resident since 1986, Joe and his wife Vickie live in Goodyear. Joe’s son, Nicholas, and his wife Kristen, have blessed him with two granddaughters, Sophia and Aubrey.