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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 locations, 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 has served as the District Chairman for the Coronado District, Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America. 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 Applied 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 sixteen grandchildren. Two of their sons presently live in Safford (Patrick and Chase), two daughters in Tucson (Carena and Gerri), and a son in Sandy, Utah (Chris, Jr.).

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

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