Judicial Advisory Board


Meet as needed
City Council Chambers (lower level)
57 E. First Street
Agendas & Minutes

Advisory Boards & Committees home

This seven-member board recommends to the City Council the best qualified persons to become City magistrates, and evaluates the performance of appointed magistrates and advises the City Council about retaining them. The board meets as needed in the Council Chambers, 57 E. First Street. The board consists of the Presiding Judge of the Arizona Superior Court for Maricopa County, or designee; one Arizona Appellate Court Judge to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; one active member of the State Bar of Arizona who resides in Mesa; one member of the Maricopa County Bar Association who resides in Mesa; and three Mesa electors who are not City employees, judges in any official capacity, retired judges nor members of the State Bar of Arizona. Members are appointed for staggered terms of three years.

Call (480) 644-2382 for information.

  • Judge Margaret H. Downie, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
  • David Brooks, Attorney with Brooks & Affiliates, PLC
  • Pat Esparza, Faculty, Mesa Community College Office of Community Partnerships
  • Peter Lesar, Assistant Superintendent, Mesa Public Schools
  • Phillip Austin, Chief Counsel, Law Office of Phillip A. Austin
  • Robin Harris, Insurance Agent, Mahoney Group
  • Judge Teresa Sanders, Maricopa County Superior Court