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Councilmember William Garner

Term Expires: November 2016
Family: Wife, Darlene and two daughters
Education: Bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in regulatory affairs and quality assurance from Temple University in Philadelphia before moving on to post-master’s work in public safety at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s University

Biography
A native of the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, Garner has been an Oro Valley resident since 2004. While residing on the East Coast, he served his community as emergency management director for four years. Garner also volunteered his time as both a firefighter and an emergency medical technician. He has always believed in giving back to his community, and continued to do so in Oro Valley as a member of the Citizens Corps Council and as an instructor at the Emergency Services Training Institute at Pima Community College.

Garner is presently working as a clinical research coordinator for a major pharmaceutical company and currently has over 19 years of experience with this firm. Prior to this, he worked for eight years as security director for a large retirement community on the East Coast.

Garner earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in regulatory affairs and quality assurance from Temple University in Philadelphia before moving on to post-master’s work in public safety at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s University. He is also a nationally registered emergency medical technician. He and his wife, Darlene, have two daughters.

Garner is dedicated to being an advocate for the citizens of Oro Valley and will strive to remain fiscally responsible while maintaining the high level of Town services. He supports preserving open space and historical sites through continuous education and active involvement by the town’s citizens. He continues to support public safety, including police, fire and emergency medical services and emergency management. Garner will work towards helping the Town be better prepared to deal with both natural and man-made hazards.

Garner encourages citizens to be active and involved in local government and would like to thank Oro Valley’s citizen volunteers for the countless hours they have contributed to the success of the town. Together, we can continue to make Oro Valley a “Community of Excellence.”

Bill Garner encourages residents to contact him via e-mail or by appointment seven days a week.

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