Bob Rivera

Mayor's Office
Title: Mayor
Phone: 928-428-2290
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Mayor Bob Rivera has served as a member of the Thatcher Town Council since 1992 as Councilmember, Vice Mayor and Mayor. He began his first term as Mayor in May 2004, and is now serving his fifth consecutive term, which began in January 2013. Mayor Rivera has been a resident of Thatcher for 37 years and is retired from Freeport McMoRan Mining Company after 42 years of service. Mayor Rivera is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns, also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) for the last 20 years with 6 of those years as Board Chair and The Rural Transportation Advocacy Council (RTAC), he is currently the Vice-Chairman and was instrumental in the creation and development of this council and served as the Board Chair for the first three years. He also serves on the Mount Graham Safe House Board of Directors. Mayor Rivera is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a Lector at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church and board member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council. He held memberships as President of the Gila Valley Boys and Girls Club and Board Member for the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center. Mayor Rivera graduated from The State of Arizona’s four year Industrial Electrical Apprenticeship as an Industrial Field Electrician. Bob is married to Mercy a retired nurse; they have been married for 42 years and have three daughters; Renee (Tom), Diana (Kevin) and Andrea (Paul). They are blessed with three grandchildren; Raegan, Connor and Carson.  

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