Wally Campbell

Council Member, City of Goodyear

Wally Campbell, Council Member, City of Goodyear, Named 2024 Woman of the Year

Councilmember Wally Campbell was elected to the Goodyear City Council in March 2011 to complete the term of then-Vice Mayor Georgia Lord which ended June 2013. She was re-elected in March 2013 to serve a four-year term, re-elected in March 2017 for a second 4-year term and re-elected in 2022 to serve a third four-year term. Councilmember Campbell has served on multiple committees within the City of Goodyear. Her priorities include improving city-to-citizen communications, developing community connections, attracting industry-creating jobs, and the City’s fiscal stability.

Locally, she serves as a founding member and the current president of the Friends of the Library-Goodyear branch, a member of the Goodyear White Tanks Rotary Club, Director and Founder of the City’s Historic Litchfield Station Foundation, a member of the West Valley Human Services Alliance, and as a member of the All Faith Community Services Board of Directors. She also serves on the Southwest Valley Business/Education Advisory Committee and on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. She is also a graduate of Leadership West Class XX and is a member of the Alumni Committee.  She was awarded 2016 Civic Leader of the Year award by Leadership West; Impact Award by Water Now Alliance in 2017; and was a Glendale Rotary Ethics Award Nominee. Councilmember Campbell was named the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Elected Official for 2022.

Regionally, she serves as the Immediate Past Chairman of the Maricopa Association of Governments Human Services Committee and Community Initiatives committee, member of the Maricopa Association of Governments Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee and is the immediate Past President of Maricopa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Board of Directors.  She also is a member of the Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance, a member of the Arizona Assistance in Health Care Board of Directors of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, a member of the Community Information and Referral Services Board of Directors, Board member for Hope Communities Services formerly known as West Valley Child Crisis Center, and as a Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Ambassador. Additionally, she was appointed by Governor Jan Brewer, and re-appointed by Governor Doug Ducey, to serve as the public member and is the Immediate Past President of the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers. She is serving her 16th year as Chairman of the PebbleCreek Home and Garden Tour which raises funds for the Goodyear Police Department Annual “Shop with a Cop “Program and Goodyear “Fill A Need “program.  Councilmember is a member of the Dodie London Leadership Class of 2022.

Nationally, Councilmember Campbell serves on the Advisory Board of the National League of Cities (NLC), Past Chairman of the Military Communities Council, Past Chairman of Women in Municipal Government Constituency group, and a member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Services Committee.   She is currently serving as a 2020 NLC University Leadership Fellow.  in 2024, Councilmember Campbell was appointed to lead the First Tier Suburbs Council.

Prior to moving to Arizona in 2000, Councilmember Campbell served as staff for the leadership of California State Legislature for 21 years and is a graduate of Sierra College.   Councilmember Campbell was married to her husband John, a retired Air Force Officer, for 53 years before his death in July 2020, and she is the mother of 4 children who reside in Arizona, Texas, and Washington.  She is a member of Desert Springs Community Church, DSCC Women’s Bible Study and Meals Ministry.