Bill has over 35 years of top operational and executive governmental experience and currently is in his third term as an elected At-Large Councilmember for a community of over 95,000 in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the regional public transportation authority to plan, develop and operate regional bus service, a light rail system and alternative transportation programs for the metropolitan Phoenix Region with an annual ridership of over 65 million fares. He has previously served on several national, state, and regional boards including the Board of Directors for the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and the State of Massachusetts’ Joint Labor-Management Commission mediating municipal contract disputes.
Bill’s work has involved communities ranging from 15,000 in population to over 120,000 which included a “turn around” position as Administrator for a Special Taxing District in Arizona. His unique blend of formal education, career experience and professional activities combine to make his perspective on today’s issues relevant and functional. Based on his 27-year career in the fire service and emergency management, the United States Army recognizes him as a Subject Matter Expert in the function and application of the Unified and Incident Command Systems as he trains Homeland Response Forces, and their Headquarters Command staffs.
He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and has authored in several textbooks and published national articles on Change Management, Efficient Fire Operations and the Disaster Response Capabilities of the Department of Defense.