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 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, our city and many community groups and organizations have thrived.

Among her many leadership roles and accomplishments:

  • Vice Chair, National League of Cities Human Development Committee
  • Co-Chair, Maricopa Association of Governments Local Jurisdiction Committee
  • Board of Directors, Native American Fatherhood and Families Association
  • City of Tempe 2020 MLK Diversity Award winner
  • Former Chair of the Tempe Neighborhood Advisory Commission
  • Board of Directors for Tempe Impacts Education (TIE) Foundation (ex-officio)
  • Tempe Historical Society (ex-officio)
  • Board of Directors for Newtown Community Development Corporation
  • Tempe Leadership Class XXXIV
  • Former President of the Tempe Buena Vista Ranchos Homeowners Association
  • Former President of the National Charity League, Inc. East Valley
  • Former President of Waggoner Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Former President of the Kyrene Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Former Vice-President of Seton Catholic Preparatory School Parent-Teacher Organization
  • Former Umpire Chair and Secretary for Tempe South Little League
  • Board of Directors for Developing Workers
  • Tempe Dementia Friendly Champion
  • Former 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.