A resident of Mesa since the 2nd grade, Ryan’s years of service to the community and love of working with small businesses and neighborhoods have made him the connecter Mesa needs.
Enjoyed a happy childhood of bike riding, fishing for crawdads in the canal, building forts in the mesquites, playing street hockey in the cul-de-sac and skateboarding—all while getting home by the time the lights came on.
Ryan bought his first car for $400 after mowing many lawns and working at Pistol Pete’s Pizza and Cinnabon
Graduated from Westwood High in Mesa!
Attended Mesa Community College and volunteered over 500 hours in the Rose Garden and Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, earning the Excellence in Service Award through Americorps
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Urban Dynamics from Arizona State University, Bachelor of Sciences in Urban Planning from Arizona State University.
Co-founded Mesa Urban Garden, the first city-sponsored urban garden project in Mesa! Mesa Urban Garden provides fresh produce directly to the community and local food banks.
Co-founded RAILmesa, a registered neighborhood group that advocates for increased citizen participation, responsible development of housing, transit options and the creation of quality jobs along Mesa’s Light Rail Corridor.
A consulting firm focused on cross-sector community development.
Certificate of Community Development Finance from the University of New Hampshire.
Married Erika Godinez Varela.
Appointed to the Advisory Board of ABAKA Childcare Foundation, a complete Filipino language immersion program for children in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Joined Phoenix Barangay Lions Club, part of a Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization.
Appointed to Advisory Board of the Mesa Historical Museum.
Baby Rían Erick Varela Winkle was born at 4:23pm at Banner Good Samaritan in Mesa.
Your first chance to vote for Ryan Winkle for Mesa City Council District 3.
Graduating again, this time with a Masters of Business Administration from Wilkes University in Mesa.
This is it: The day we elect Ryan Winkle to his first term representing District 3 on the Mesa City Council!
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