Mike R. Best  
Town Council
Title: Council Member
Phone: 928-636-2646
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I was born on October 28, 1945, in the city of Long Beach, California where I lived for most of my 65+ years, before relocating here to the Beautiful Community of Chino Valley.

I have 2 sisters and 1 brother - I am the oldest, and the only one who lives in Arizona.

I have been married 44+ years to the same sweet lady "Nancy" and we were blessed with 5 wonderful children. Shelley, being the youngest is still at home. Now I'm having a great time playing with and watching my seven beautiful grandchildren grow-up. "It is the best part of Life".

My education was pretty standard. I graduated from Cuyama Valley High School, then attended Long Beach City College, and then on to Long Beach State College all in an attempt to get an Electrical Engineering Degree. After six years of night school, I did it! Before going to college I served in the U.S. Navy - I served in Viet Nam for the last 13 months of my service.

After being Honorably discharged in 1966, I visited family and friends for about six months and then it was time to get a job. I have worked for large companies and small family owned shops. However, for the last 34 years of my working time I spent in either the Los Angeles or Long Beach Harbors maintaining the Electric Container Cranes. I have had several great jobs in my lifetime, but the most rewarding has been helping to raise our 5 children.

My Family, Church, and Country are very important to me. I try to be honest in all of my dealings.

I am so grateful to be living in the beautiful Town of Chino Valley we looked for six years before settling down. Moreover, we both agreed that "This is the Place" and the people here are the greatest - "I love this Town"

Council Member Best's Term Expires December of 2016 

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