Jen Duff is a Mesa native and a longtime leader in the Mesa community. In addition to serving as a member of the City of Mesa Zoning and Planning Board and of the Mesa Community College Development Board, Jen is also honorary Board Chair of the i.d.e.a children’s museum and an active member of the Mesa Rotary, the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2009 her love and commitment to her hometown led her to co-found “I Believe in Mesa’s Downtown.” This passion project eventually evolved into R.A.I.L (Retail, Arts, Innovation, Livability), which provides a collective community voice for responsible development along Mesa’s light rail corridor.
A former Goldwater Department Store employee and competitive bass fisher, Jen turned her love of the sport into an import/export business specializing in sport fishing equipment. Her business, Jef International, Inc., is still going strong today, and when elected Jen will use her 28 years of international business experience to help Mesa’s economy grow and develop.
As a City Council Member Jen represents the voices and values of District 4. She is committed to improving public safety through increased Police and Fire services. She will work to improve early education programs so that all Mesa children have the skills they need to begin school. Jen knows that strong neighborhoods and engaged communities will create a better Mesa for all. She serves as the chair of the Audit, Finance, and Enterprise Committee and sits on the Community and Cultural Development Committee.