District 1 Councilmember
Roland F. Winters Jr.
Roland F. Winters Jr. was elected to District 1 (Acacia) on August 27, 2013 and is serving a five-year term which began January 1, 2014.
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.
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 (CDR).
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 on the city’s Boards and Commissions Selection Committee and the Committee on Community Outreach, Partnerships and Grants. In addition, he serves on the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Economic Development Council; the Northwest Valley Connect Advisory Board and the Joint Planning Advisory Council (JPAC).
Winters’ goal for Surprise is to be a fully self-sustaining city where its residents can live, get educated, work and play.