Council Member Bryan Kilgore
Bryan Kilgore was appointed to the Avondale City Council in February 2014, while appointed and serving, he was elected to his seat and began his 4-year term in January 2015. In September 2017, Council Member Kilgore was elected unanimously by his peers to serve as Vice Mayor.
Council Member Kilgore has a long history of serving his community and advocating for education, the arts, and literacy. Prior to becoming an Avondale Council Member, he served as a member of the Neighborhood and Family Services Commission, the Capital Improvement Plan Committee and was the Chairperson for the Municipal Art Committee. While serving as Chair of the Municipal Art Committee in 2011, Bryan brought forth the concept and helped develop the Mayor Marie High School Art Contest, which provides scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors enabling them to pursue higher education. His history of service also includes serving as a member of the West Valley Arts Council, the Maricopa County Community Services Commission and as the Avondale representative for the South Mountain Citizen Advisory Team.
Currently, Kilgore serves on the Luke West Valley Council, is Chairman of the Avondale Risk Management Trust Fund Board, and a member of the Council Subcommittee for Boards and Commissions.
Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grand Canyon University and has been an educator in the State of Arizona for the past 15 years. He previously worked in the Pendergast School District at Canyon Breeze Elementary and is currently employed as a highly-qualified teacher by the Fowler Elementary School District. He is also a graduate of the Avondale Citizens Leadership Academy class of 2011, and a humble graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Vice Mayor Kilgore was born and raised in Arizona. He and his wife, Lashawn, have three wonderful children and have called Avondale home since 2001. Their children were born and raised in Avondale, and their eldest daughter (who is a Agua Fria High Grad) is currently serving our country in the United States Air Force. Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, and creating comics and art.