About Doreen Garlid and her vision for Tempe

Doreen is running for an open seat on the Tempe City Council in the March 2020 municipal election. She approaches policy decisions with an open mind and takes a pragmatic approach to leadership that operates from a place of shared values and common goals. With three decades of community leadership and bringing together people of diverse backgrounds, Doreen Garlid wants to put her vision and experience to work for Tempe. Under Doreen's leadership, many local community groups and organizations have thrived.

Among her many leadership roles:

  • Board of Directors for Tempe Impacts Education (TIE) Foundation
  • Board of Directors for Newtown Community Development Corporation
  • Tempe Leadership Class XXXIV
  • Chair of the Tempe Neighborhood Advisory Commission
  • President of the Tempe Buena Vista Ranchos Home Owners 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, Tempe Sister Cities and Human Rights Campaign Arizona
  • 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.

She is a wife, a mother of four grown children and a member of the Navajo Nation. For 45 years, Doreen and her mother have offered free, community presentations to raise awareness and visibility of Navajo culture. Although her mother passed in 2016, Doreen continues these free community talks now called, "My Mother's Navajo Stories," to honor her mother's memory and keep the stories of her Navajo heritage alive. If elected, Doreen would be the first Native American to serve on the Tempe City Council.