Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers to attend our Focus Comic Hero of the Year Awards and Military Vehicle Art Program graduation event Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month

Focus Comics champions autistic and special needs kids, super heroes and local heroes. We are proud to announce that Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers will be attending our Focus Comic Hero of the Year Awards and Military Vehicle Art Program Graduation Event; Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month. We are honored to have Mayor Jerry P. Weiers as our featured guest speaker at the event. We look forward to having him being a central part of the awards ceremony at our venue: Samurai Comics, Glendale.

“The Focus Comics Hero awards is a celebration honoring local heroes for their courage; sacrifice, selfless service, patriotism, compassion and leadership. It is an honor to have Mayor Jerry P. Weiers to give special recognition to our local heroes for embodying the values and ideals of the nation. Our local heroes and our young autistic students look forward to meeting Mayor Jerry P. Weiers. It is important for todays autistic youth to have access to great leaders and role models at a young age. Thank you Mayor Jerry P. Weiers for taking the time to celebrate our students accomplishments”. Yvonne Wan, Focus Comic Creator. Social Cultural Anthropologist.

Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers was born in South Dakota and  moved to Phoenix as a child. As a young boy he learned the value of a dollar, hard work and honesty. He has held onto these core values throughout his life as a husband, parent, small business owner and public servant serving four terms in the Arizona House of Representatives before becoming Mayor of Glendale in 2012.

Mayor Weiers has been a lifelong advocate for the military and veterans and dedicates endless hours to providing resources and support for those who serve and have served. With over four decades of experience as a small business owner, Mayor Weiers provides the public sector with insight and knowledge based on a desire to reduce the bureaucratic red tape that can hinder small businesses.

Mayor Weiers is proud of his reputation as a man of his word and down-to-earth guy who enjoys talking with people, solving problems, riding his motorcycle and flying his plane. He is an avid hunter and lifelong conservationist who understands the joys and trials of living the American dream of owning your own business. This perspective has served Glendale citizens well, as he continues to foster a culture of positive public-private partnerships which help the city grow and make a positive difference in people’s lives. His priority initiatives are: fiscal responsibility, public safety, economic development, reducing homelessness, supporting and advocating for Luke Air Force Base, military installations and veterans.

We want to thank Mayor Weiers for fostering a culture of neuro-diversity, equity and inclusion in Glendale as well as taking the time to give special recognition to our local heroes for their contribution to society. Our autistic and special needs students look forward to meeting Mayor Weiers in person.