New Councilmember Laura Kaino was sworn into office on July 2, 2018, appointed to fill the seat vacated by former Councilmember Joanne Osborne.
Ms. Kaino has a deep understanding of civic involvement and city government. She retired from the City of Phoenix after a lengthy career in human resource management, having worked with a variety of city departments including Parks & Recreation, Law, Water Services and the Phoenix Convention Center.
Laura’s initial involvement in Goodyear came through her participation in the Citizen’s Academy and Police Citizen’s Academy. She has also served on the City of Goodyear’s Arts & Culture Commission and the Citizen’s Water Conservation Committee.
Ms. Kaino will fill the council term that runs through July 2019. Her Council Subcommittee assignments will include the Community Funding Committee and the Boards and Commissions Selection Committee.
Councilmember Kaino is a graduate of Grand Canyon University having earned a Master of Science in Leadership. She did her undergraduate work at Redlands University, finishing with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management. She is a graduate of Leadership West Class XXIV, a member of the Arizona Water Association and the Three Rivers Historical Society.
Laura and her husband, Lance Kaino, have lived in the west valley since moving to Arizona in 1993. They’ve enjoyed their home in Palm Valley since 2008 and have been long-time members of Skyway Church.