Vice Mayor John Williams

John Williams being sworn in as Vice Mayor

The Surprise City Council appointed District 3 Councilmember John Williams as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

Williams has served District 3 since 2008 and previously served as Vice Mayor in 2012. As a teacher, parent and husband, John brings a community perspective to his commitment to serve as a voice for all residents.

John is a certified teacher and for the last several years has been building the Peoria Unified School District’s Career and Technical Education Sports Medicine program.

A graduate of Hofstra University in New York, John also holds a Masters in Health Science from Towson University in Maryland.

John and Melissa have three children, Connor, Ashlyn, and Matthew.

Per city code, City Council must select a new Vice Mayor to serve on an annual basis no later than January 30, and the Vice Mayor acts for the Mayor in the event of absence.