Vice Mayor Sherry Leckrone
Vice Mayor Sherry Leckrone has lived in Fountain Hills since moving from Chicago, IL in late 2004. She has been an attorney for 27 years, and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Arizona. Sherry received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago in 1990 graduating with honors while excelling on the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Teams. Throughout her legal career she has volunteered in various roles, including in Illinois where she was the co-founder and President of the first Women’s Bar Society in Kankakee, Illinois.
In Illinois she practiced as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a county prosecutor, a public defender and in private practice handling criminal and civil litigation. While in Chicago, she prosecuted complex white-collar crime, governmental fraud and public corruption cases with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and taught trial advocacy courses with her alma mater as an adjunct professor. She has over two decades of experience as a trial attorney and has spent a majority of her career as a prosecutor. During her service as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office she handled and tried felony and misdemeanor cases in a variety of Bureaus, including Pretrial, Trial Division, Repeat Offenders, Gangs, Justice Courts and Special Crimes. Most recently, she served as a Bureau Chief in the Special Crimes Bureau where she managed attorneys whose caseloads included homicide, sex trafficking, home invasion, gambling, identity theft, arson, animal cruelty, governmental fraud, weapon violations and bomb cases. As a public servant in both roles as a prosecutor and public defender, she sought justice on both sides of the aisle and negotiated to resolve cases with opposing counsel. Sherry’s keen sense for handling complex cases, solving problems and managing teams led to special recognition in multiple cases she prosecuted.
Sherry has a passion for public service and for teaching. She served the Town of Fountain Hills as a Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2006 until 2010. She worked as a part-time adjunct professor teaching law related courses at Western International University. In addition to the leadership roles she held as an attorney, Sherry earned a Management and Leadership Institute Certificate from the ASU Bob Ramsey Executive Education program in 2015 and became a certified facilitator in The Leadership Challenge® in 2017. When she is not working, she enjoys writing, yoga, golfing, biking, hiking and anything that involves the outdoor beauty that Arizona has to offer. Sherry has close family members in Arizona and Chicago. She enjoys living in Fountain Hills and is honored to serve its citizens in her role as a Vice Mayor.