Lauren Kuby is a 29-year resident of Tempe and long-time community leader who advocates for vulnerable populations, worker protections, and climate-change action. In 2014 Lauren Kuby was elected to the Tempe City Council on a sustainability platform intent on sparking collaborations between the City and ASU. Arizona List is proud to endorse her for a second term
As a Tempe Councilmember, she has led efforts for equal pay, environmental protection, earned sick days, government transparency, and campaign-finance reform. She champions cities as hubs of innovation in Arizona and defends local democracy. She connects the ASU community, local businesses, nonprofits, and neighborhood organizations in search of sustainable solutions to pressing environmental, economic, and social issues.
Lauren’s skills and passion for bringing people together is apparent throughout her years as a Tempe leader. Inspired by the Honorable Harry Mitchell, she has been a grassroots organizer. As a parent, she helped fashion the school district’s first site-based governance team at Hudson Elementary School. As an advocate, she has worked tirelessly on behalf of Tempe’s vulnerable populations through the Tempe Community Council and Tempe Leadership Class XXV. Lauren serves as the manager of community engagement for ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, where she mentors students. She and her husband, Mike (an ASU geographer and urban planning professor), have two daughters.