Francisco Heredia was appointed to the Mesa City Council to fill the vacant District 3 seat on September 28, 2017 and elected in November of 2018 to complete the term. He will serve as the District 3 Councilmember until January 2021.
Heredia has experience working in government, working for both the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and the United States Census Bureau. He spent time as the National Field Director of Mi Familia Vota and One Arizona, the KidsCare Outreach Coordinator for the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System and as a prevention specialist for Chicanos Por la Causa.
He is a member of the National League of Cities Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee and is also a member of the Hispanic Elected Officials Organization and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.
Before moving to Mesa he was a resident of Chandler, where he served as a commissioner for the Chandler Housing and Human Services Commission. He also served on the State of Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, which he was appointed to by the Governor of Arizona.
Heredia has a degree in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration from Arizona State University. He owns his consulting firm, assisting clients with grant writing, planning and strategy. He and his wife Carmen have three children.
Community & Cultural Development - Chair
Sustainability & Transportation
National Boards and Committees
National League of Cities Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee
Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO)
National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
Arizona Boards and Committees
2020 Census Task Force - Chair
Mesa Achieves Higher Education Task Force - Co-Chair
AZ League Neighborhoods, Sustainability and Quality of Life Policy Committee
Valley Metro RPTA/Metro Rail
Paz de Cristo
Mesa Sister Cities
Mesa United Way