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Chris Gibbs  
City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: (928) 432-9855

Chris Gibbs, Mayor of Safford, was elected March 9, 2010 and took office June 7, 2010. Chris is a retired US Air Force officer, having served 23 years. He has lived in many places, within the United States and internationally.

Mayor Gibbs contributes many volunteer hours with the Safford Lions’ Club, the Safford Rotary Club, and church groups. He also serves as the District Chairman for the Coronado District, Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America. This area encompasses Graham, Greenlee, and Hidalgo (NM) counties. Mayor Gibbs is presently the Safford HS Boys’ Soccer Head Coach and has also served as a Football Coach for both Safford HS and Safford MS.

Mayor Gibbs’ formal schooling includes two Associates of Science Degrees (Aircraft Instrumentation and Applied Electronics), two Bachelor of Science Degrees (Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering), and a Master’s of Science degree in Secondary Education.

Mayor Gibbs is married to Lt Col Deborah Gibbs, USAF Retired. They have five children and nine grandchildren. Three of their children presently live in Safford, with two (Patrick and Chase) serving on the Safford Voluntary Fire Department.

Mayor Gibbs believes in active citizenship. If you have concerns, questions, or suggestions, please contact him. 

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