Joanne Osborne was re-elected to her second four-year term in 2011 and through a vote by Council was elected to serve as the City of Goodyear’s Vice Mayor from June 2011 until June 2013. She was elected to her first four-year council term in 2007 and reelected to her third term in 2015. Councilmember Osborne served the City of Goodyear for six years as a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission from 2001 to 2007. Before she assumed her seat on the City Council, she was elected Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission.
A graduate of the Southwest Valley Citizen Academy and Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy, Joanne also was a member of the first graduating class of Goodyear's Police Citizen Academy. In July of 2013, she attended and graduated from Harvard University’s “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program. Councilmember Osborne was the recipient of Leadership West’s “Outstanding Business Leader of the Year” award in 2016.
Joanne has demonstrated a deep commitment to Goodyear’s youth by mentoring teens across the city and headed the YMCA’s Teen Action Council for many years. Under her leadership, this program was recognized by Westmarc at the Best of the West Awards under the “Leadership of an Organization” category in 2009. She was also the past Vice President of the Homeless Youth Connection Board of Directors. Her efforts continue as she spearheads the City’s annual education summit, “Building Blocks to Great Schools” and an elementary level reading competition, known as the “City of Goodyear Reading Challenge”, promoting the importance of reading in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Regionally, Joanne serves on the Arizona Municipality Water Users Association (AMWUA) Board of Directors and the Abrazo West Hospital Campus Governing Board. Nationally, Joanne sits on the National League of Cities’ Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations committee.
As owners of Osborne Jewelers since 1990, Joanne and her husband, Ken, have been active participants in the Goodyear business community and the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce. Councilmember Osborne served as the Chairman of the Chamber's Marketing Committee in 2003 and 2004 and was named the "Outstanding Chamber Member of the Year" in 2003. Joanne and her husband have been Goodyear residents since 1998 and have four children.