Vice Mayor Ron Aames Biography
Peoria Vice Mayor Ron Aames joined the Peoria City Council on Jan. 2, 2007 as the representative of the Palo Verde District. He was elected to a four-year term in November 2006 and elected to a second four-year term in 2010. His goal is to champion the needs and wishes of his fellow citizens in the PaloVerde District and the greater Peoria community.
Ron and his wife Jacqueline, who is a college professor and writer, moved from out-of-state to Peoria in August 2002. They both love the variety and wonderful climate of the Valley of the Sun. They have a large extended family in the Northwest Valley.
Educationally, Aames has a background in planning and city development, areas of expertise that benefit him in his work as a councilmember. His degrees include a Ph.D., focused on urban development, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master’s from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), focused on transportation planning.
In business, Aames has been a corporate executive for hi-tech, banking, and marketing companies. In the marketing area, he was a managing consultant for eight years for The Gallup Organization, where his clients included federal government agencies. He worked for Gallup for two years after moving to Peoria, traveling frequently to Washington, D.C. to meet with clients. He currently is an independent marketing consultant.
Councilmember Aames has served three different terms as Peoria's vice mayor, in 2010, 2012, and again in 2014. He currently serves as the Chair of the Council Subcommittee on Sustainable Development and Public Services. He also is a member of the Council Subcommittee on General Government.
Aames is Peoria’s lead contact for regional transportation policy work. He is the Chairman of the Valley Metro Rail and Bus Boards, and serves on the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Transportation Policy Committee.