Joel Navarro was elected to the Tempe City Council in May 2008 and won re-election in 2012 and 2016 with a focus on public safety, neighborhoods, parks, and housing. With a commitment to public service and public safety, Navarro has served as a trained paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Department since 1995. Recently promoted to Division Chief, he oversees the Emergency Medical Services Division for the Phoenix Fire Department.
Navarro serves on the National League of Cities Executive Board and is President of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO). He’s an active member of the NLC Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). This past year he served on the NLC/NAco Opioid Task Force and is leading efforts to develop a regional opioid action plan for central Arizona. Navarro is dedicated to providing leadership and mentoring to children of all ages. For more than 20 years, he has coached a variety of sports, including basketball, baseball, soccer and football, and has coached 13 years as an assistant football coach at Marcos De Niza High School, with the junior varsity and varsity teams. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Ottawa University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising Design from New Mexico State University where he played football.
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