Councilmember Anna Thomasson
Councilmember Anna Thomasson is seeking a second term for reelection. She enjoys walking her dogs throughout the town and meeting people throughout the community. She served one year as Chair of the ACOPS committee to help with public outreach and education.
Our council has agreed to a process to rotate the vice mayor position among each of us who serve on council so that we take turns serving as vice mayor. it helps refresh the council and has been a healthy process to rotate the vice mayor position.
One of the historic duties of the vice mayor is to be the liaison among councilmembers and work to be inclusive of all councilmembers. Former vice mayor David Sherf did a great job in that role and was a good liaison among councilmembers. We can all learn from his example.
This year Anna Thomasson is serving as vice mayor and she is enjoying the extra duties, which also include serving as liaison to the planning and zoning commission.
She gave a good presentation on Monday and committed to doing good works and fostering a positive environment and not undermining people from town staff, councilmembers and in the community.
She explained that she lived in Switzerland, Los Angeles California, Seattle Washington, Wisconsin and other places, but always felt that her home was in Paradise Valley and she kept a home in Paradise Valley during her working career. She was very glad to retire early and enjoy our beautiful community.
Her work experience was in organizational change and communications and she worked as a consultant for companies before retiring. Anna likes public speaking and advocating for the Town. I look forward to working with all three women candidates and they will each bring value to the Council.