Juan F. Rodriguez
Mayor Juan F. Rodriguez was elected to the Tolleson City Council in 2005. Creating progressive policies that craft a stronger tomorrow for the City has been and continues to be his top priority. As Mayor, he meticulously collaborates with fellow Council Members and City Management to establish planning and zoning regulations, balance the annual budget, create targeted strategic economic development initiatives, and develop progressive employee retention plans through competitive market analysis. He has participated in initiatives to attract new economic commercial developments that will provide millions of dollars in future tax revenue; form a comprehensive housing revitalization program; construct new fire, police, and municipal court public safety facilities; and renovate the Tolleson Parks and Recreation Center.
Mayor Rodriguez’s career with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department began in March 1998. He previously held positions as a Recreation Leader, Coordinator I, II, and III and is currently a Parks Supervisor. He is the recipient of four City of Phoenix Excellence Awards bestowed on employees for their exceptional contributions to city government and public service. Specifically, he was recognized for his work with the Latino Institute in 2003, the Shuttered Facility Task Force in 2011, the Lifeguard Outreach and Recruitment Program in 2012, and the creation of the Inclusionary Program for kids with all abilities in 2020. His familiarity with the inner workings of city government brings a unique perspective to the Tolleson City Council.
He is a member of the National League of Cities (NLC), the Hispanic Elected Local Officials Branch of the NLC, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. Furthermore, he holds memberships in recreation organizations, including the National Recreation and Parks Association and the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association, where he served as the former chair of the Ethnic Leadership Branch.
He earned a master of public administration degree and bachelor of arts degrees in history and political science from Arizona State University. He completed the City of Phoenix Advanced Supervisory Academy, and the first- and second-year curriculum at the NRPA Pacific Southwest Maintenance Management School. He holds a Certified Playground Safety Inspector credential from the National Playground Safety Institute. He is a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture. He earned a Gold Certification from the NLC in Municipal Governance Leadership Training Institute Program.
Mayor Juan F. Rodriguez is married to his wife Alma, a Tolleson schoolteacher, with whom he has a daughter, Esperanza Mia, and two sons, Juan Jr. and Julian.
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