Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane
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Mayor W. J. "Jim" Lane served for four years on the Scottsdale City Council beginning in June 2004, began his first term as Mayor in January 2009 and was re-elected to a second term that began in January 2013.
Mayor Lane served on the 2002 Scottsdale Fire & EMS Advisory Committee, which was convened to evaluate and make recommendations to the city regarding the desired level of fire and emergency medical services relative to cost.
His community service also includes six years on the Scottsdale Paradise Valley YMCA Board of Management. He chaired the 1999 Kids Campaign annual fund raising effort and is currently an emeritus board member.
Mayor Lane currently represents the city as a member of the Flinn Foundation Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee. He is the immediate past president and a member of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, a member of the Executive Committee of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and a member of the Maricopa Association of Governments Executive Committee, Regional Council, Chair of the Transportation Policy Committee, and Economic Development Committee. Mayor Lane also serves on the Scottsdale Leadership Advisory Board.He came to Scottsdale from New Jersey in 1973 to take a position with KPMG (Peat Marwick), an international CPA firm. He worked as an Arizona CPA for twenty years with five of those years in public accounting as a financial statement auditor. He has since retired from his CPA career.
Mayor Lane has owned and operated businesses in construction, mining, computer technology, telecommunications and regional aviation. He currently owns the financial consulting company of Chatham Hill Group LLC. Mayor Lane is also an Adjunct Professor of Business and Accounting at Scottsdale Community College.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
He and his wife Joanne have three adult children (Bill, Scott and Nancy) along with four grandchildren (Megan, Aislinn, Madison and Carson).
Last Updated: January 2013