Term Ends - December 2024
I am a hometown girl, born and raised in Winslow, Arizona. Living in Winslow exposed me to many diverse cultural activities and experiences which helped me recognize the importance of being part of a strong community and honoring cultural traditions. Upon graduating from High School, I began a career working for the Arizona Department of Corrections in Yuma, Arizona. Working in the correctional field, I was an Officer, Sergeant and Correctional Officer III where I developed leadership skills, interpersonal skills and an affinity for teaching.
In 2005 I married the love of my life and moved back to Winslow to raise our four children. I wanted them to experience the same upbringing I had and to enjoy the cultural diversity of the community. In 2013, I switched my career path and began working for the City of Winslow. I started as a supervisor at the local pool and ultimately made my way to City Hall where I filled many roles, including my most accomplished promotion as the Community Services Coordinator. In this position I was able to develop many new events for our city and served as the liaison for the Arts Council, the Historic Preservation Commission and all public relations needs for the City. Throughout my tenure with the City of Winslow, I recognized that various areas of our city could be improved with new innovative ideas, which inspired me to run for mayor.
I was proudly elected as the first Native American/Navajo Mayor of Winslow in November 2020 and enjoy serving my community. My priorities are to build a positive work environment for all employees, bridge the gap between our city and neighboring communities and take Winslow to the next level, and create an inclusive, prosperous and unified community.
Roberta "Birdie" was first elected as Mayor in 2022 and was most recently elected on November 8, 2022. Her term will expire in December 2024.