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Jan. 12, 2018

Chandler City Council names Nora Ellen Vice Mayor

The Chandler City Council voted unanimously during its Jan. 11 meeting to elect Councilmember Nora Ellen as the City’s new Vice Mayor. Ellen will serve in the position for approximately one year.

"I am very honored and privileged to serve the residents of Chandler as Vice Mayor. I look forward to working with Mayor Tibshraeny and each of my fellow council members in this new role," said Vice Mayor Ellen.

A resident of Chandler since 2002, she has served on the City Council since January 2013. Councilmember Ellen currently serves on the Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy Committee, the Chandler Chamber Education Forum Committee, the Chamber's Public Policy Committee and Southeast Valley Association of Realtors Government Affairs Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Pregnancy Care Centers of Chandler and Gilbert that help women and families in crisis.  

Councilmember Ellen also initiated the City's Operation Welcome Home program, which recognizes the dedication and service of military members in our community.

Councilmember Ellen previously served as the ex officio member of the Chandler Airport Commission and on the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Councilmember Ellen also had served as a Commissioner on the City’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee and was appointed on Mayor Tibshraeny’s Four Corner Retail Committee.

She has a lifetime of volunteer service and leadership positions through children’s clubs, the Kyrene School Curriculum Task Force, PTO, Christian Services Association, women’s sports, homeless counseling, youth mentoring, fundraising and music teams. She has also assisted in elderly care, orphanage support, the Care 7 Crisis Response Team, Hope for Mexico and has served as a Trustee in her local church. 

Besides her work serving the Council and the community, she also is a real estate associate broker at Revelation Real Estate in Chandler.

Vice Mayor Ellen’s term on the Chandler City Council will expire in January 2021.