Mayor & Council

A Council-Manager form of government

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Sierra Vista City Council members (left to right): Craig Mount, Gwen Calhoun, Kristine Wolfe, Mayor Rick Mueller, Rachel Gray, Mayor Pro Tem Alesia Ash, and Bob Blanchard.

The City of Sierra Vista is a Council-Manager municipality. The Council-Manager form of government capitalizes on a basic tenet of American democracy: the separation of legislative and executive powers. As such, the City Council defines public policy while the City Manager administers that policy and oversees the day-to-day operation of the city.

Sierra Vista residents regularly give the City high marks for services and programs. It is a testament to the policies of their elected leaders and the service provided by dedicated employees.

The Sierra Vista City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Council members who are elected at large to staggered four-year terms. Elections are strictly non-partisan.

Mayor Rick Mueller. In addition to mayoral duties, Mayor Mueller is the council liaison to the Fire Pension Board and the Police Pension Board.

Council Member Bob Blanchard. In addition to duties as a Council member and Mayor Pro Tem, Mr. Blanchard serves as council liaison to the Parks & Recreation Commission, Employee Trust Board, and the Municipal Property Corporation.

Mayor Pro Tem Alesia Ash. In addition to duties as a Council member, Ms. Ash serves as council liaison to the Arts & Humanities and Youth commissions, and the Commission on Disability Issues.

Council Member Gwen Calhoun. In addition to duties as a Council member, Ms. Calhoun serves as council liaison to the Environmental Affairs, Sister Cities, and West End commissions.

Council Member Rachel Gray. In addition to duties as a Council member, Ms. Gray serves as council liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Council Member Craig Mount. In addition to duties as a Council member, Mr. Mount serves as council liaison to the Airport, and Cultural Diversity commissions.

Council Member Kristine Wolfe. In addition to duties as a Council member, Ms. Wolfe serves as council liaison to the Library and Tourism commissions.

Council’s Strategic Plans

Vista 2030 General Plan CoverThe Sierra Vista Mayor and Council regularly develop two-year strategic leadership plans to promote strategic leadership and performance and guide the community into the future.

This plan is based on the City’s 10-year General Plan, Vista 2030.

Email the Council

Hands on a laptop computerSend an email to the Mayor and the entire council group, or to individual members by clicking on their name above. Council members’ contact information is also listed in the directory.