On Tuesday, April 17, Marana Town Council appointed John Officer to the Town Council. Officer will serve the remainder of the term left vacant by the passing of Councilmember Carol McGorray.
Officer was one of nine applicants for the position, eight of whom made presentations to the Council at the April 17 meeting.
The position is one of four that will be part of this year’s election and his term will last until the winner of the election is sworn in.
John Officer has lived, worked, and volunteered in the Town of Marana for 25 years. He was raised in Buckeye, Arizona and moved to the Marana area in 1990. He spent over 30 years working with the Central Arizona Project, and currently owns a weed control business. He volunteers regularly for the Marana Public Works Department and hadserved on the Parks and Recreation Commission. He served on the Planning Commission before being appointed to the Marana Town Council.
Officer also volunteers with Marana Little League and helps to find donors to build additional facilities at Ora Mae Harn Park. He also worked with the Marana Heritage Conservancy, formerly serving as the group’s president for two years. He currently serves on the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Advisory Board.