Meet the Mayor and Council
Mayor Jack Miller
Jack W. Miller was born Dallas, Texas in 1957, the baby of seven children. His father was an Aerospace Engineer and mother was a homemaker. During Jack’s childhood, their family moved and lived in several states, settling in Phoenix in 1966. He completed high school and then relocated to Prescott after a weekend visit, where he began his career with U.S. Electrical Motors. He worked there as a machinist from 1975 through 1987. It was there he met his wife Jeri, they were married in 1981, and then relocated to Chino Valley.
In 1987, he accepted employment with the Chino Valley Fire District as a fire fighter, which he says was the “best job in the world”. During his career with the Fire District, he earned his A.A. degree in Fire Science and Business Administration. He worked with the Fire District through 2010, retiring as a Battalion Chief, due to a knee injury. Jack and Jeri have two sons, who both live in Kingman, Arizona, with their families. Their sons each work for local fire departments. Mayor Miller says he has always worked as a builder throughout his career and continues today. Through the years, the most rewarding to him has been to be a public servant; he has always enjoyed trying to find a resolution to people’s problems.
Mayor Miller's Term Expires DECEMBER of 2024
Vice-Mayor Eric Granillo
Councilmember John McCafferty
Councilmember McCafferty was appointed to Council in August of 2021 to fill a vacant seat. He ran and was elected to an open seat in 2022. Before retiring, John worked as an administrator for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. When running for office, John stated he hoped to update the General Plan, continue to improve infrastructure, and create conditions for economic development. He said updating the general plan is critically important as the current general plan is outdated. Until a new General Plan is in place council will follow the current general plan, which was approved by voters.
“I mean what I say and I say what I mean. I am predicable,” John said. “I follow the rules because when you try to take short cuts is when you run into problems. I have no hidden agenda. I’m here because I love the community where I live." John served on the town Planning and Zoning Commission and other boards. He also works with youth soccer, and he ran for council because of his commitment to public service. He moved to Chino Valley in 2016. He majored in political science at ASU.
Councilmember McCafferty's Term Expires DECEMBER of 2026
Councilmember Tom Armstrong
Councilmember Armstrong has lived in Chino Valley for about 16 years and is now retired. Prior to being elected to Council in 2020, Tom served on the Chino Valley Planning and Zoning Commission for which he served as the vice chairman.
Tom stated his goals for the town include assisting in the proper management of the town by listening and acting upon the voices of the community. His highest priority is to maintain a dedicated and adequate water system for the people of Chino Valley and to increase the possibilities of new businesses locating to Chino Valley.
Councilmember Armstrong's Term Expires DECEMBER of 2024
Councilmember Annie Perkins
Councilmember Perkins was elected to her second term on Town Council in 2020. She served as Vice-Mayor from July 2021 - December 2022. During her tenure on Council she has also served on the Public Safety Subcommittee and the Economic Development Subcommittee. Prior to election to Town Council, Annie served on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Annie has stated that her ongoing priorities include developing the recreation side of Old Home Manor, promoting youth activities and quality-of-life decisions, supporting fundraisers for great causes, continuing to shop locally, and celebrating our shared victories; all while advocating for responsible and sustainable growth.
Annie, who moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1995, is an active wife and mother, dedicated to her family, youth sports and education, various 501(c)3 organizations and is a vocal advocate for foster children and adoption resources, our honorable military, veterans, police officers and firefighters.
Councilmember Perkins' term Expires DECEMBER of 2024
Councilmember Sherri Phillips
Councilmember Phillips was elected to her first term on Town Council in 2022. She was born Sherri L. Clingman at Camp Pendleton Marine Base in San Diego, California. In 1968, after her father retired from the Marion Corp, the Sherri’s family moved back to Arizona their home state. (Her dad graduated from Ash Fork High School and her mom graduated from a high school in Mesa.) Sherri attended Chino Valley schools from second to ninth grade after which she attended Prescott High School.
Sherri and her husband Scott Phillips have two daughters and four grandchildren. Even though she was born at Camp Pendleton and lived in Barstow before moving to Chino Valley, she considers Chino Valley her family’s home as two daughters and four grandchildren live here. Phillips worked in retail before taking her current job as office manager at a chiropractic office in Chino Valley.
Councilmember Phillip's Term Expires DECEMBER of 2026
Councilmember Bob Schacherer
Councilmember Schacherer was elected to his first term on Town Council in 2022. Bob said he loves Chino Valley because of the open spaces, people, roosters and cows. He said the people are friendly as they always look forward. He attended a gathering at Memory Park where he noticed all the parents stayed close to their kids. “That’s the small-town feel,” he said.
Bob, who drove a truck for 46 years, said he has no political background as he likes to get all the information in and process it before making a decision. Bob said because he’s retired he can give 100% of his time to serving on the Town Council. “I’m not a developer, Realtor or in construction,” he said. Born and raised in Dayton, Kentucky, he started truck driving right after high school. He volunteers for Meals on Wheels and Hospice.
Councilmember Schacherer's Term Expires DECEMBER of 2026