Nancy Hayden was appointed by the Surprise City Council to serve as the District 2 (D2) Councilmember on February 6, 2018.
The seat was vacated following the death of Nancy’s husband Councilmember Jim Hayden on December 20, 2017.
Among her reason’s for applying for the D2 seat, Nancy stated wanting to carry on her husband’s vision to better connect with residents and contribute to the City of Surprise’s bright future and its many growth and development opportunities.
With her spouse and son having both retired from the United States Air Force, Nancy is also a proud supporter of our nation’s veterans, as well as Luke Air Force Base.
She is also committed to working alongside Valley leaders to help combat the regional Opioid Epidemic.
Nancy has an extensive background in project management of enterprise-wide changes in information technology and manufacturing requirements. She has been recognized for her negotiation strength and creative problem solving, as well as her ability to coordinate and implement complex organizational changes.
She began her career with Siemens Business Services/Business Communications Systems, Inc. in Santa Clara, California, in 1989 as a Site Support Manager, overseeing projects involving manufacturing, purchasing, and production control. Over the years she rose through the ranks to assist in company-wide technology updates and contract management that reduced Siemens annual costs by over $5 million. She retired from Siemens in 2002, and held other sales and customer service training positions with Honey’s Clothing Store and Well Fargo, respectively.
Nancy has studied a variety of subjects from transportation to oceanography at San Jose City College, De Anza College and the University of Hawaii; and holds a Project Management Certificate from the University of California- Santa Cruz.
Nancy and Jim moved into the Sun City Grand neighborhood over 15 years ago. She is a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother committed to making Surprise a great place for people of all ages to live and flourish.
Nancy’s appointment term will end December 31, 2018. The candidate that wins the August 28 Primary Election will then serve out the remaining two years of the four-year D2 term, beginning January 1, 2019.
D2 includes the following neighborhoods: Sun City Grand, Bell West Ranch and portions of Arizona Traditions.