Councilmember Bill Patena Biography

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Councilmember William (Bill) Patena was first elected to the serve the citizens of Peoria in November 2012, and was reelected to a second term in 2016. Bill spent the last eighteen years of his professional career with the city of Peoria as the Neighborhood Services Manager. During that time, he managed Dial-a-Ride, Public Housing, Community Development Block Grants and Neighborhood Pride Programs.

Prior to working for the city, Bill was the Executive Director of Garden Park Enterprises, a school and workshop for mentally and physically challenged children and adults. He was also the Program Director for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona where Bill was responsible for a wide variety of programming for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy. Prior to moving to Arizona, Bill managed a workshop for persons with disabilities and taught special needs children in Ohio.

Bill has been married to his wife Linda for 48 years and both love spending time with their sons and granddaughter. Originally from Cleveland, the Patena family has lived in Arizona over 30 years, with more than 20 of those in Peoria. In his spare time, Bill enjoys playing a round golf and spending quality time with the family.

A Message from Councilmember Patena:

I am honored to serve as the Councilmember for the Ironwood District. I have a strong interest in maintaining the quality and stability of our neighborhoods and always appreciate the chance to work directly with citizens on community issues.

Along with healthy neighborhoods, I am always looking for ways to serve our veteran community. As the Veteran Liaison to the council, I continually work with staff and Peoria’s Veteran Memorial board to find new and innovative ways we can honor Peoria’s Veterans. Please visit to learn more about current memorials and initiatives.

I encourage all residents to become involved in our city and contact me with any ideas, questions or concerns about your community.”

Bill Patena, Ironwood District Councilmember