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Judicial Advisory Board
About the Board

The Avondale City Council established the Judicial Advisory Board on October 21, 2013 to evaluate and recommend to the City Council the best qualified persons to become full-time city judges, to evaluate the performance of incumbent full-time city judges, and to advise the City Council about retaining them in office.

 Membership: Eight members including:

  • The presiding judge of the Arizona Superior Court or his/her designee
  • An AZ municipal court judge from another municipality
  • An active member of the State Bar of Arizona
  • An active member of the Maricopa  Bar Association
  • Four Avondale electors
 Term:  Staggered terms of four years
 Meeting date/time:  TBD
 Staff Liaison  Cherlene Penilla, Human Resources Director 623-333-2218


Board Member  Term Expiration
Hon. Joseph Kreamer

Superior Court Judge

Maria Brewer                     

Presiding Judge

David R. Fuller                    

(State Bar Association)

Edward Maldonado

(Maricopa County Bar Association)

Betty Lynch

(second term)

Michael Long

(first term)

Allan Switalski

(first term)

Andi Welsh
(First term)

Next meeting - May 23, 2016 - Agenda