District 1 Councilmember
Roland F. Winters Jr.
Roland F. Winters Jr. was first elected to City Council in 2013 with a term beginning January 2014. He was re-elected in 2018 and began his new four-year term in January 2019, when he was also appointed to the role of Vice Mayor.
Born and educated through high school in New Jersey, Roland earned a degree in Business Administration and Pre Law at Fullerton College in Fullerton, Ca. He earned a BA degree in Marketing Management from the University of California. Winters is also certified in the FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100 and 700 courses.
He worked thirty-five years at Hughes Air Craft Company in Fullerton, Ca. and also owned and operated a photo studio in Fullerton and Placentia, Ca. He served on the State Board of Directors for Californians for Disability Rights.
Roland and his wife Carroll have four children – two sons and two daughters. David lives in Muncie, Indiana; Donald lives in Wildwood, Florida; Nancy lives in Gilbert, Arizona; and Jennifer lives at home. Roland and Carroll have seven grandchildren.
Winters currently serves as the Chair on the city’s Boards and Commissions Selection Committee. In addition, he serves on the Valley Metro RPTA Board.
Winters’ goal for Surprise is to be a fully self-sustaining city where its residents can live, get educated, work and play.