Mayor Bob Barrett Biography
Mayor Barrett was first elected to the City Council representing the Ironwood District in 2001 and was reelected to a second term in 2004. A resident of Peoria since 1993, Mayor Barrett served in the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star in Vietnam in 1971.
Mayor Barrett graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a degree in Mass Communications-Journalism and worked for the Arizona Republic for more than 20 years as a magazine writer, reporter and editor. He currently works in the Communications Department of Central Arizona Project.
Mayor Barrett received the Meritorious Service Medal-National Guard in 2001 and was Media Relations Coordinator for the International Workshop for Emergency Response. He is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, the Public Relations Society of America, Colorado River Water Users Association, Valley Forward, and has served as Chairman-Media Relations for the Statewide Emergency Taskforce. He served as Vice Mayor from 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 when he resigned to run for mayor. He also served as Chairperson of the Not-for-Profit Subcommittee and Chairperson of the Boards and Commissions subcommittees of the City Council.
He is currently a member of the Peoria Sunrise Lions Club and is a Melvin Jones Fellow.