Councilman Kevin Robinson is a retired (36 1/2 yrs.) senior law enforcement executive with more than eighteen (18) years of upper management and executive level experience serving the fifth (5th) largest city in the United States. He is also a full time Lecturer in the Watts College of Public Programs and Community Solutions at Arizona State University where he instructs in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Councilman Robinson was elected to the Phoenix City Council representing District 6 – which includes the Ahwatukee, Arcadia, Biltmore, and North Central neighborhoods.
He was sworn-in on Monday, April 17, 2023.
Robinson’s twenty plus years of board of director experience has been exclusively in the non-profit arena, the most significant being his service (17 1/2 yrs.) to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central and Northern Arizona. It was in this capacity that he served two terms as President of the Board while directing a successful multi-million-dollar capital campaign. It was with RMHC where he led several different committees, budget, strategic planning, and board development.
In 2020, Robinson was selected by Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel to serve on the Arizona Judicial Council (AJC). The AJC is a policy-making body that oversees the judicial system in Arizona. During the latter part of 2020, Councilman Robinson was nominated by former Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to fill a seat on the Arizona Police Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST). AZPOST stands to foster public trust and confidence by establishing and maintaining standards of integrity, competence, and professionalism for Arizona peace officers and correctional officers.
Robinson’s executive level law enforcement experience (involving several different divisional assignments) included, but is not limited to, oversight of the Phoenix Police Department’s approximate $500 million dollar yearly budget, a complex hiring process of sworn, non-sworn, technical, and professional staff, the training process and curriculum, emergency communications system, information technology, records management, property/evidence management, the high-risk tactical and K-9 teams, the air support unit, the investigative units involving homicides, sexual assaults, robbery, drugs, family violence, and burglary, as well as the uniformed patrol function.
Robinson and his wife, Dr. Michele Halyard, have three adult children, James, Christina, and Jordan.
They also have two energetic dogs, a Portuguese Waterdog (Lily) and a Goldendoodle (Daisy).