Long term Prescott resident and businessman, Greg Mengarelli, filed his nominating petitions to qualify for the August 2019 Primary for the Office of Mayor of the City of Prescott. He was elected as Prescott’s Mayor in August of 2017. Although only 848 signatures are required to qualify as a candidate, Greg delivered 1576 signatures to the election office. When asked how his first term as Mayor has been, Greg said: “I’ve been honored to represent the citizens of Prescott for almost two years and look forward to representing our great city for the next two years. I feel our Council has worked well together and has accomplished a lot in such a short period of time—but there is still much to do.”
When asked to elaborate on what has been accomplished under his term as Mayor of Prescott, Greg said: “Because all of us cherish our way of life in Prescott, the city leadership is promoting smart growth that preserves our unique Prescott lifestyle. Within that context, we’ve been able to add numerous new businesses to our community, establish a reliable regional jet service, and conserve our water.” Mengarelli went on to say: “I want our residents to know my door at city hall is always open to them.”
Greg’s conservative values of love of God, country, and family are the byproduct of his upbringing in America’s heartland. The son of a Methodist pastor and high school football coach, Greg grew up in the small rural communities of Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in Park Resource Management. In 1995, Greg moved to Prescott to manage the United Christian Youth Camp and today is its Executive Director, overseeing an organization of more than 100 employees and a $4.6 million budget. Active in community affairs, Greg was elected to the Prescott Unified School District Board in 2015 and served a four-year term, including one year as the president.
Greg and his wife of 28 years, Sheila, have nine children ranging in ages from 10 to 26 years and one 8-month-old grandson who is the apple of his grandpa’s eye. Over the years, Greg has volunteered his time with his kids’ Little League, club baseball, and soccer teams. The family enjoys the great outdoors and spends their time fishing, biking, hunting, and camping. The family attends the Prescott Christian Church where Greg served as an Elder and a Worship Leader.
For more information, contact Greg Mengarelli at City Hall at 777-1248.
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