About Doreen Garlid

Councilmember Doreen Garlid earned the top votes of any candidate in the March 2020 municipal election, and began her first term in office in June 2020. As a proud member of the Navajo Nation, Doreen she made history as the first Native American to serve on the Tempe City Council. Doreen approaches policy decisions with an open mind and a pragmatic leadership style that operates from a place of shared values and common goals.  Under Doreen's leadership, many local community groups and organizations have thrived.

Among her many leadership roles and accomplishments:

  • City of Tempe 2020 MLK Diversity Award winner
  • Chair of the Tempe Neighborhood Advisory Commission
  • Board of Directors for Tempe Impacts Education (TIE) Foundation
  • Board of Directors for Newtown Community Development Corporation
  • Tempe Leadership Class XXXIV
  • President of the Tempe Buena Vista Ranchos Homeowners Association
  • President of the National Charity League, Inc. East Valley
  • President of Waggoner Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • President of the Kyrene Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Vice-President of Seton Catholic Preparatory School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Umpire Chair and Secretary for Tempe South Little League
  • Board of Directors for Developing Workers
  • Tempe Dementia Friendly Champion
  • Girl Scout Leader
  • Membership in a variety of civic organizations including Kiwanis Club of Tempe and Tempe Sister Cities
  • Former Newsroom Business Manager for KSAZ-TV Fox 10 News in Phoenix

Doreen Garlid also serves as a Mission Team Member and Medications Coordinator for Mobilize Medical, a role in which she's offered herself in service to over 10,000 people in countries all over the world, including Haiti, Honduras, Swaziland, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, India, Kenya, and Nicaragua.