Les Peterson  
Town Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 480-488-3686
Les Peterson


Les Peterson is a valley native, and earned BA and MA degrees from ASU in 1965 and 1967. His early business career was in promotion and marketing with Procter and Gamble and Pillsbury, followed by 30+ years in management consulting focused upon marketing and long-range business planning. He has worked with over 180 different companies, on over 1000 brands and service areas, in business development and related areas.

Les is a past president of the Boulders Homeowners Association, and a member of the Paradise Valley Community College President’s Advisory Board. Les served for fourteen years as one of two outside “judges” in the MBA entrepreneurial studies program at Cornell University. He is a guest lecturer at ASU in marketing in international markets.

Les is a 21 year Carefree resident, and served on the Carefree Planning and Zoning Commission. He was elected to the Carefree Town Council in 2013, and was elected by the Council to become Vice Mayor in June of 2013. He became Mayor in 2015.

The primary areas of focus for Les include economic development and marketing for the Town of Carefree. Les is a fiscal conservative who will help strengthen our community by handling our town’s finances responsibly.

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