Lynne Skelton has served on the Sahuarita Town Council since 1999. She served as Mayor from June of 2007 until May of 2011. She was elected as Vice Mayor in June of 2011.
Skelton moved to Southern Arizona in 1986 and has lived in Sahuarita since 1993. She has one daughter living in Tucson and one daughter and granddaughter living in Sahuarita.
From 1986 until 2005, Skelton was employed in the title and escrow industry in Arizona. She ended her career as a branch manager and certified escrow officer to spend more time with her family and to pursue public service as an elected official.
The Vice Mayor is passionate about her town, its quality of life and sense of place she finds in Sahuarita. Skelton is someone that exemplifies service above self not only in her role of elected official but in her personal life as well.
The Vice Mayor also serves the greater community in other capacities, including serving on the Upper Santa Cruz River Users and Providers Group for regional water planning, and on the Southern Regional Advisory Council for the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. She was past Chair of Regional Transportation Authority, and previously served as Chair of the Pima Association of Governments. She was a board member of TREO, on the Executive Board of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and was also a board member of the Arizona Tax Commission.