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Councilmember Alex Finter
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Elected to the Mesa City Council in June of 2008 and re-elected in August of 2012, Alex Finter is in his second term as the Councilmember for District 2. Finter was chosen as Vice Mayor of the City Council in January 2013, holding that title until he became the Mayor of Mesa in April 2014. He served as Mesa’s Mayor until September 18, 2014, when he resumed his role as the District 2 Councilmember. During his time in the Mayor’s office, Finter helped implement the Falcon Field Strategic Visioning Commission and the Downtown Vision Committee as well as the Hometown Heroes banner program. In the private-sector, Finter is a businessman and partner at Worldwide Investments LLC. 

Councilmember Finter has spent the majority of his career as a public servant, beginning in 1978 as a firefighter for the Scottsdale/Rural Metro Fire Department. In 1981 he joined the Mesa Fire Department, serving the city until 1999, with the final 11 years as a City of Mesa Fire Captain. During his time as Captain, Finter and his fellow crewmembers received several lifesaving awards and were recognized for acts of heroism.

Finter chairs the Read On Mesa initiative, a collaborative literacy project with the Mesa United Way and part of a larger Read On Arizona network committed to ensuring our children have the reading skills they need as they enter the fourth grade. As one of the first efforts in this initiative, Read On Mesa and the community are partnering to reduce summer learning loss for children in kindergarten with the 12 Books Program.  Working with Mesa Public Schools and other community stakeholders, Read On Mesa will provide twelve books each to students who normally would not have access to books in summer.
Finter is extremely active on numerous boards and committees. He represents Mesa on the Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board where the City Council has focused its efforts to foster a thriving commercial airport serving more than 1.5 million passengers. Finter is also the Vice President of the Mesa Public Safety Foundation and is on the Board of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association

Born and raised in Mesa, Councilmember Finter and his wife, JoAn, have three children and three grandchildren. 


Council Committees
Public Safety - Chair
Audit, Finance and Enterprise
Sustainability and Transportation

National Boards and Committees
National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee

Arizona Boards and Committees
City of Mesa Citizen Corps – Council Representative
City of Mesa Gang Prevention Steering Committee - Council Representative
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
Mesa Public Safety Foundation - Vice President


Councilmember Alex Finter

Office of Councilmember Finter
Fax: 480-644-2175
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Council Assistant

Public Information Officer
Randy Policar