TOWN ELECTED OFFICIALS
MAYOR ED HONEA
Mayor Honea is the third generation of a five-generation Marana family and has served on the council on three different occasions. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Marana as a contractor for 29 years before retiring in 2007.
Mayor Honea is a member of the Pima Association of Governments, including chair in 2014, and the chair of the Regional Transportation Authority. He serves on the executive board of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and is a member of Arizona Town Hall, Central Arizona Association of Governments, the Arizona Association of Economic Development, the Marana Optimist Club, and Marana Chamber of Commerce. He formerly served on the Marana Health Center and Marana Food Bank boards.
Mayor Honea is a graduate of Marana High School, the U.S. Naval School of Construction, and Pima Community College. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War and is a lifetime member of VFW Post 5990 in Marana.
The mayor is an outdoor enthusiast and avid hiker and can be found most days on one of the many trails that run throughout the Marana Community. He has two children and three grandchildren and is a member of Sanctuary Methodist Church.
To schedule an appointment or to request an appearance, proclamation, or special greeting with Mayor Honea please call 520-382-1908.
VICE MAYOR JON POST
A Marana native, Post is owner of Post Farms, a company that employs 20, farms 4,000 acres and operates two retail outlets. He was elected vice mayor in June 2013.
He has served on the board of directors for Trico Electric Co-Op, the Cortaro Water Users Association and Cortaro Marana Irrigation District. He also served as chairman of the Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission and was president of the Marana Junior Rodeo Association.
To schedule an appointment with Vice Mayor Jon Post, please call 520-382-1908
COUNCILMEMBER DAVE BOWEN
Councilmember Bowen was raised in the agricultural Midwest and graduated college in 1980 with a degree in education. Prior to coming to Marana in 1996, he lived in Ivory Coast, West Africa, for eight years, working as a government liaison and language teacher for a foreign missionary organization. Upon arriving in Marana, he made a career change and opened his own brokerage business. He earned the prestigious Certified Financial Planner designation in 2003.
Councilmember Bowen is married to Sherel and they have four grown children and two grandchildren. He is a member of the Marana Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Marana Rotary Club
To schedule an appointment with Councilmember Dave Bowen, please call 520-382-1908
COUNCILMEMBER PATTI COMERFORD
Comerford has been elected to three terms on the Town Council, beginning in 2001. She served as vice mayor from 2011 to 2013.
She served seven years on the Marana Planning and Zoning Commission, including time as the chair.
Since 1994, she and her family have lived in Continental Ranch, where she served on the HOA's Activities and Finance committees. She also has been a member of the Marana Optimist Club and President of the Marana High School Band Boosters. She was founder of the Continental Ranch Little League and served on the Little League District Board.
Comerford has a bachelor's degree in recreation administration from San Diego State.
To schedule an appointment with Councilmember Patti Comerford, please call 520-382-1908.
COUNCILMEMBER HERB KAI
Born and raised in Marana, Kai is a self-employed pecan rancher and cotton farmer. He is married to Diana Kai and has a son and daughter.
Kai has served on the boards of the Cortaro Marana Irrigation District, the Southern Arizona Water Users Association and the Arizona Department of Water Resources
To schedule an appointment with Councilmember Herb Kai, please call 520-382-1908.
COUNCILMEMBER ROXANNE ZIEGLER
Councilmember Ziegler was born in Canton, Ohio and grew up on Air Force bases throughout the country. Her father served in the US Air Force for 30 years and moved his family often as duty called. Prior to coming to Marana in 1989, she lived in San Diego for eight years working as a contract manager for Bendix Engine Controls.
For the past 30 years, she has worked as a contract and negotiation manager for many Fortune 500 companies such as Raytheon, Kaman Aerospace, Honeywell and IBM. She is currently employed by Pima County as a Contracts Officer. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from National University.
Councilmember Ziegler was elected to her fourth term in office in May 2016. She is a member of the Marana Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Town of Marana’s Planning and Zoning Commission and Continental Ranch HOA Board of Directors. Her son, daughter-in-law and grandson, Donovan, also live in Marana. She and her grandson volunteer for the Pima County Animal Care Center.
To schedule an appointment with Councilmember Roxanne Ziegler, please call 520-382-1908.
COUNCILMEMBER John Officer
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.
COUNCILMEMBER CAROL MCGORRAY
It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of Town of Marana Councilmember Carol McGorray on Thursday, March 22. She is survived by six of her seven children.
Carol was elected to her first term on the Marana Town Council in March 2001 and served for 17 years. She had also served on the Marana Health Center board and was active in the Dove Mountain Civic Group and Dove Mountain Rotary Club. She was passionate about community service, and her contributions have had a significant impact on our town. She will be greatly missed.