Chandler City Council elects new Vice Mayor

Jan. 13, 2024
Vice Mayor OD Harris outside of Chandler City Hall

CHANDLER, Ariz. - The Chandler City Council voted during its Jan. 11 Meeting to elect Councilmember O.D. Harris as the city’s new Vice Mayor. Harris will serve in the position through Jan. 9, 2025.

"Our community is at the heart of everything that I do – it’s why I ran for Council in the first place,” said Harris. “I thank my colleagues for giving me the opportunity to further serve in this capacity and I am looking forward to the year ahead.”

A U.S. Army Veteran, entrepreneur and business owner, Vice Mayor Harris began his first term on the City Council in January 2021.  Vice Mayor Harris has been committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming Chandler for all residents. He prioritizes mental health programming and partnerships, recognizing the vital role it plays in the well-being of our community.

In addition to his civic duties, Vice Mayor Harris is a best-selling author and the founder of the national Ready Set Go Foundation, which empowers young people to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential. His dedication to education and mentorship has had a profound impact on countless lives. Vice Mayor Harris’ expertise in accounting showcases his commitment to excellence and fiscal responsibility. But beyond his professional achievements, he is a man of faith, a devoted husband and a proud father. These values guide his decisions and inspire him to lead with compassion and integrity. 

Vice Mayor Harris currently represents Chandler on the local, regional and national level, including the Institute for Building Technology and Safety Board of Directors; Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors; Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority Board of Directors; La Frontera Arizona and EMPACT-SPC Governing Board; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona; Black Philanthropy Initiative; Chandler Community Safety Subcommittee; Chandler Connectivity Subcommittee and Chandler Quality of Life Subcommittee.

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Media contact:
Toni Smith
City of Chandler, Marketing and Communications Manager