Mayor, Linda M. Kavanagh

Mayor Kavanagh's business career began as second in command at a book and magazine import company in New York City, which catered to specialized markets. She then went on to manage a salon and also became a published author.

Upon moving to Arizona with her husband and two sons, she became immersed in business and community service activities in her new hometown of Fountain Hills. Mayor Kavanagh was and is a member of many civic organizations including the American Legion Auxiliary, Cultural & Civic Association, ADOG, Fountain Hills Republican Club, Falcon Boosters, PTO, Sister Cities Foundation, Arizona Latino Republican Association, Library Association, Friend of the Chamber (past chair), McDowell Park Association, Historical Society (past board member), and Chamber Ambassadors (past chair). She served on the Public Art Committee and created the Fountain Hills Docent-Guided Art Walk to showcase the town's world-renowned art collection. She was also very active with the Visitor's Bureau to spur tourism for the town.

Mayor Kavanagh is an honorary Captain with the Maricopa County Sheriffs' Department, was named Business Advocate of the Year by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce and also served as its Board of Directors Chair. She was also named Fountain Hills Parks & Recreation Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Community Center Volunteer of the Year and received the River of Time Museum Hero Award.

Mayor Kavanagh was inducted into the Lower Verde River Valley Hall of Fame in 2009, as a tribute to her many years of active involvement with the town's civic, cultural, service, religious and business communities.

Mayor Linda Kavanagh earned a BA degree in English and Education from Queens College in New York City and is an A+ certified computer repair technician, graphic designer and unpaid Director of Constituent Services for her husband, State Senator John Kavanagh. She has two sons and one grandson.

Mayor Kavanagh was reelected to her third term of office in 2016.