“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Bill Stipp was elected to his first council term in 2011 and was reelected in 2015 and 2019. His priorities as a Councilmember include: supporting conservative fiscal policies, government efficiency, assisting small businesses, maintaining our up-scale community standards and protecting our neighborhoods with strong public safety agencies.
Bill brings over 30 years of public sector experience to his seat on the council from Illinois, Massachusetts and Arizona which included work on National, State and Regional committees; contract mediation, municipal operations and public sector budgeting. Currently employed as a public sector consultant focusing on operational management, strategic planning and employee development, Bill is also a contractor for the U.S. Army developing and training their Homeland Response Forces.
Bill represents the City on the Valley Metro RPTA Board of Directors and the Valley Metro Audit and Finance Subcommittee. He has previously served on the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) Board of Directors, Council Subcommittee for Boards and Commissions, as the Council Representative to Historic Goodyear Neighborhood Alliance and as the City's alternate to the County's Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). Bill earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University and holds a Bachelors Degree from Southern Illinois University.
A Goodyear resident since 2001, Bill and his wife Lisa, of more than 30 years, have two adult children.