“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” - Mother Teresa
Councilmember Wally Campbell was elected in March, 2011, to complete the term of former Vice Mayor Georgia Lord, which ended June, 2013. She was reelected in March of 2013 and in March 2017 to serve a four year term. Councilmember Campbell has served on multiple committees within the City of Goodyear.
Wally has been active with community building efforts since she retired after a career in California state government. Her priorities on Council reflect her perspective that she is a representative of the neighborhoods. They include: improving city to citizen communications, developing community connections and attracting industry creating jobs.
Wally got her start locally in public service with the City's Public Safety Citizens Advisory Committee. The rewarding experience led her to pursue other volunteer opportunities to contribute to the residents of Goodyear, such as:
Board Member for the Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC), Founding Member and current President of the Friends of the Library Goodyear branch, Member of the Goodyear Centennial Committee, GAIN (Getting Arizonans involved in Neighborhoods) Committee Member, Block Watch Steering Committee Member Citizen Corps Council Member, Chairperson of the Maricopa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Board of Directors, Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, Volunteers in Police Service, Human Services Advisory Council, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassador, Southwest Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Southwest Valley Business/Education Advisory Committee, White Tanks Rotary, Arizona Assistance in Health Care Board of Directors, National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Services Federal Advocacy Committee, National League of Cities Advisory Council, Council Subcommittee for Community Funding, Council Boards and Commission Selection Subcommittee, Director of the All Faith Community Services Board of Directors, Director of the Goodyear's Historic Litchfield Station Foundation, Living Vice President of Solutions for Seniors, Inc., Secretary of the Friends of the Maricopa District Library, and the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers.
Councilmember Campbell is also a graduate of the Citizen’s Police Academy, CERT, and Southwest Valley Citizens Academy.
Wally and her husband, John, a retired Air Force Officer, have lived in Goodyear for 18 years and have 4 children.