Judicial Advisory Board

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Meet as needed
City Council Chambers (lower level)
57 E. First Street

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This seven-member board recommends to the City Council the best qualified persons to become City magistrates, and evaluates the performance of appointed magistrates and advises the City Council about retaining them. The board meets as needed in the Council Chambers, 57 E. First Street. The board consists of the Presiding Judge of the Arizona Superior Court for Maricopa County, or designee; one Arizona Appellate Court Judge to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; one active member of the State Bar of Arizona who resides in Mesa; one member of the Maricopa County Bar Association who resides in Mesa; and three Mesa electors who are not City employees, judges in any official capacity, retired judges nor members of the State Bar of Arizona. Members are appointed for staggered terms of three years.


Call (480) 644-2382 for information.


David Brooks, Attorney with Brooks & Affiliates, PLC
2nd Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018

Judge Michael J. Brown, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
1st Term: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

Mayra Costa, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Baltu, LLC
1st Term: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

Peter Lesar, Assistant Superintendent, Mesa Public Schools
2nd Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018

Judge Teresa Sanders, Maricopa County Superior Court
2nd Term: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018

Gordon Sheffield, Retired
Partial Term: September 28, 2017 - June 30, 2019

Wade Swanson, General Counsel & Division VP of HR, Bar-S Foods
1st Term: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019