Elected to the Mesa City Council in August 2014 and re-elected to a second term in August of 2018, Councilmember Kevin Thompson represents Mesa's District 6. His second term on the Council runs until January of 2023.
Since taking office, Councilmember Thompson has been very active representing Mesa on both the national and local level. He is the Chair of the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Committee, his fifth term on the committee, including two terms as Vice Chair. As the CED Chair, he sits on the NLC Board of Directors. He also serves on the American Public Gas Association’s Public Gas Policy Council. In Mesa he serves on the Board of Directors for the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the Centers for Habilitation. He was a member of the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, is the past chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the American Public Works Association and the secretary/treasurer of the AMWUA Board of Directors.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Thompson spent eight years in the service, including serving in Operation Desert Storm. He earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is a 2012 graduate of the Mesa Leadership Training and Development program. Thompson is the principle owner of his own consulting firm. Kevin and his wife Donna have two children.
Sustainability and Transportation - Chair
City Benefits Advisory Committee
National Boards and Committees
National League of Cities Community & Economic Development Committee- Chair (Fifth Term)
National League of Cities Board of Directors
American Public Gas Association's Public Gas Policy Council
Arizona Boards and Committees
United Food Bank
Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Centers for Habilitation
Arizona Municipal Water Users Association- Secretary/Treasurer
AZ League Budget, Finance and Economic Development Policy Committee
AZ League Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Works Committee
Self Insurance Board of Trustees
Past Board and Committee Memberships
Arizona Chamber of Commerce Military and Veterans Affairs
American Public Works Association Government Affairs Committee - Chair
Arizona Utility Contractors Association - Chair
Tonto Recreation Alliance - Secretary
Mesa Arts Center