Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Councilman Lynn Selby has a business background spanning more than 30 years. He has managed cash flow and inventories, developed yearly budgets, and managed personnel. Selby and his wife, Danielle retired to El Mirage and began attending City Council meetings regularly and volunteering in the community. In attending the Council meetings, Selby became interested in the workings of the City and wanted to give something back to the community he loves and calls home.
Selby was elected to the City Council in August 2010 and was re-elected to another four year term in 2016. He served in the U.S. Navy and now volunteers his time as a representative of Operation Lifesaver throughout the State of Arizona, presenting railroad safety programs to government agencies and local organizations. He has also volunteered on several committees including past chairman of the City’s Community Uplift Program. He is a past chair of Valley Metro (Regional Public Transit Agency) and a past board member of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Domestic Violence Committee. Councilman Selby also helps the El Mirage Fire Department distribute and install free smoke detectors. The Selbys have been married for 56 years and have three daughters and four grandchildren.