Anna Tovar was elected Mayor of Tolleson, AZ in 2016 and took office in early 2017. Under her leadership, Tolleson offers competitive incentives to attract retail developments that promise to elevate the City’s profile including, but not limited to: Marriot Fairfield Inn & Suites, Speedway Motors and Floor and Décor. Several organizations such as Arizona State University, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Banner Health have solicited her participation as a panelist and speaker as Anna draws from her vast experience as a former teacher, mom, elected official, and community volunteer to deliver inspirational messages which have motivated students, community members and entrepreneurs alike.
She currently serves as a board member on the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Executive Committee and National Jobs for Americas Graduates. Previously, she served as Arizona’s Senate Minority Leader and was at the forefront of projects that brought revenue and job growth to her district throughout her time in office. The completion of roadway construction, attracting commercial and retail businesses to the area, advocating for new housing developments, promoting environmentally friendly programs and working to build new police and fire stations are just a few of her accomplishments.