Town Council

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 PM
  • Meets 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
  • Wickenburg Town Hall Council Chambers - 155 N. Tegner Street, Wickenburg, AZ

Town Council Packets, Agendas, and Minutes


Town Council Packets and Agendas are usually available on our website by the Wednesday prior to the meeting on the following Monday.  To view the packets chose the meeting agenda you are interested in viewing.  The information for each item is embedded in the agenda; click on the items to view the information.  

Minutes from Town Council Meetings will be posted within two working days following approval of the minutes.

About the Council

The Town of Wickenburg operates under the Council-Manager form of government, under which the Town Council functions as the legislature and the Town Manager, as chief appointed official, administers Council policies. The Town Council is ultimately responsible for the Town, but because Council members serve part-time, responsibility for day-to-day operations is delegated to the Town Manager and his staff. The Council-Manager form of government is the most widely used system in the nation, among cities and towns of more than 2,000 population. It has proven its value both locally and nationally in terms of citizen participation and operating efficiency.

Elected Officials

Wickenburg voters choose 6 Council members in biennial (even year) nonpartisan elections. Council members serve for 4 years, with terms staggered so that 3 are elected in 1 election and 3 the following even-year election. Since 1996, the Mayor is directly elected and serves a 4 year term. Council, as the Town legislative body, adopts ordinances and resolutions, establishes policies, adopts the annual budget, approves appropriations, and sets the Town's tax rate. In addition to appointing the Town Manager, the council also appoints the Judge, Attorney, and Engineer.

Action Taken by Council

Within three days after the Council meeting the Council agenda will include the action taken by the Town Council.  These are usually posted the next morning.

If you have problems viewing the agenda, minutes, or packets please contact the Town Clerk at (928) 684-5451 x1517 or

Council Members

Rui Pereira

Rui Pereira, Mayor

First Elected: 2008-2012

Current Term: 2020-2024

Rui Pereira is a long-time resident of Wickenburg and previously served on the council from 2008 – 2012 and again from June 2016 through December 2018.  He was elected Mayor in   June 2019.

Mayor Pereira was born in Portugal and has a background in hotel operations and information technology. He started his career as a software trainer/project manager for Micros Fidelio Software installing property management systems in South America and the Caribbean. He later served as Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Loreto Bay Company in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A Wickenburg resident since 1995, Mayor Pereira is a former General Manager of Rancho de los Caballeros Guest Ranch and the former Executive Director of The Wellik Foundation and the Flying E Guest Ranch. In late 2018, he purchased Ascend Security and Audio, Inc. a local security and home technologies company.

Kristi Henson

Kristi Henson, Vice Mayor

First Elected: 2006

Current Term: 2020-2024

Chris Band

Chris Band, Council Member

​First Elected: 2006

Current Term: 2018-2022

Chris Band has been a resident of Wickenburg since 2002 and has served on the Town Council since 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and presently works in the field of risk management.

Council Member Band is married with a son and a daughter. He enjoys spending time with family and believes that the quality of Wickenburg's educational system is a critical part of its future.

Kristy Bedoian

Kristy Bedoian, Council Member

First Elected: 2018

Current Term: 2018-2022

Council Member Kristy Bedoian was born and raised in Palmer, Alaska and has been married to her husband Victor since 1972. They have three grown children and seven granddaughters.

She and her family moved to Wickenburg in 1985 and have been a part of the community for 33 years. Throughout her years in Wickenburg she has been involved in the creation of several businesses including TravelMasters, Bedoian’s Oriental Rugs, and Bedoian’s Bakery & Bistro. She currently has five businesses operating in Wickenburg, and has also been an accountant, financial, and budget advisor for over 40 years.

She believes community involvement is important and sits on the board of the Historic Wickenburg Downtown Merchants Association.

A strong conservative, Council Member Bedoian believes strongly in fiscal responsibility and small government.

BG Bratcher

BG Bratcher, Council Member

First Elected: 2020

Current Term: 2020-2024

People who know BG know she loves Wickenburg! Her extensive level of engagement with our Town and community is evidenced by her frequent volunteering for the Town and numerous organizations. She is excited to implement her analytical skills, open mindedness, attention to detail, common sense, and being a solution finder as she serves to achieve what is the very best for the Town and its residents. BG has been a REALTOR® in the area since 2004 and has lived full time in Wickenburg since 2011. She has served on the Town’s Economic Development Advisory Commission and currently serves with the Historic Wickenburg Downtown Merchants Association as a Board member and as the Communications and Community Relations Chairperson. BG encourages residents to contact her 
as she knows that “together we can make a difference!”

Rebecca Rovey

Rebecca Rovey, Council Member

First Elected: 2020

Current Term: 2020-2024

David Stander

David Stander, Council Member

First Elected: 2018

Current Term: 2018-2022

David Stander is a husband, father, U.S. Army Veteran, and Wickenburg Financial Advisor. He grew up on an Idaho farm, attained his Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America, served a mission for his church, and then went on to serve 5 years in the U.S. Army as a military policeman and explosive detection dog handler, stationed in Germany and Texas. He worked in the private sector as an explosive detection dog handler for several years. In 2013, he became a financial advisor with Edward Jones. David and his wife, Alyssa moved to Wickenburg in 2015 with their 3 children, Brychan, Kehlton and Jessalyn. Currently, he serves in a leadership position with a local church congregation that he and his family attend.

David wants to help preserve the strong values and traditions that are at the heart of our community and that originally drew him and his family to Wickenburg, while also focusing on economic opportunities that can be beneficial for the strength of Wickenburg.