Judicial Advisory Board

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About the Board

The Avondale City Council established the Judicial Advisory Board on October 21, 2013 to evaluate and recommend to the City Council the best qualified persons to become full-time city judges, to evaluate the performance of incumbent full-time city judges, and to advise the City Council about retaining them in office.

Membership: Eight Members including:
  • The presiding judge of the Arizona Superior Court or his/her designee
  • An AZ municipal court judge from another municipality
  • An active member of the State Bar of Arizona
  • An active member of the Maricopa Bar Association
  • Four Avondale electors
Term: Staggered terms of four years
Meeting date/time: TBD
Staff Liaison: Cherlene Penilla, Human Resources Director 623-333-2218



Hon. Joseph Kreamer, Superior Court Judge 7/1/18
Maria Brewer, Municipal Judge 7/1/20
David R. Fuller, State Bar Association 7/1/20
Edward Maldonado, Maricopa County Bar Association (second term) 7/1/21
Michelle Molina (first term) 7/1/20
Michael Long (first term) 12/31/19
Allan Switalski (second term) 7/1/21
Jim McDonald (first term) 7/1/21

Agendas & Minutes