Henry’s personal motto is, “If you want to be taken seriously, you must be serious”.
Councilmember Henry M Wade Jr. is the co-founder and Past-President of the Arizona Association of Real Estate Brokers (AAREB) and former board member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB). He served as Chair of NAREB National Political Action Committee (NATPAC). Chair Wade is the previous chair of the Pinal County Democratic Party and has served on the Pinal County and Arizona Democratic Party Executive Committees.
Councilmember Wade is a graduate of the first Maricopa Leadership Academy and spent four years on the Maricopa City Planning and Zoning Commission with one year as Vice-Chair. Until his election, he served as a member of the Maricopa Police Chief’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee. Councilmember Wade has been called upon to participate in numerous community studies, task force and stakeholder review opportunities. With 30 years of real estate experience in the Valley of the Sun, Councilmember Wade brings a wealth of hands on experience to the Council. He began his real estate career selling homes part-time while stationed at Luke AFB. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 1993, he opened Sabry, Inc. Real Estate Appraisals and then added Northstar Homes as part of his bundle of services. He is also a Certified Housing Counselor, specializing in loss mitigation and foreclosure prevention. He is currently the Director of Housing Counseling Services for Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) and former Director of Commercial and Single Family Residential Property Management for Tiempo, Inc., a subsidiary of CPLC. You only have to spend five minutes with him to feel his passion for the community he serves. Community Service has been a part of Henry’s life since he was 9 years old.
As part of his 20 year military career, Henry has lived in numerous communities throughout the world where he has been actively involved in community development and support. Locally, Henry was awarded the “Unsung Hero of the Year Award” from former Arizona State Senator Leah Landrum. He is the father of three sons and two grandsons; Henry enjoys working with children and traveling.
A community rallied behind a single vision achieves powerful outcomes.
Bring energy and focus through policy responsive to current and future needs of our expanding community.
Serving as City liaison between MUSD#20 and Maricopa Council.
Participated in Planning and Development of district vision and direction.
Working member of MUSD #20 Budget committee for three years
Acting as vice liaison between Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council.
Committee developed to support City of Maricopa’s cultural outreach.
Partnering with mothers of military members to providing a little slice of home through the Boxes of the Brave outreach
Serving on the Board of Directors.
Creating opportunities for community engagement through dialog with the purpose of providing solutions.
Supporting Maricopa youth in their effort to further understand community engagement in the development of city policy
Assisting in the development of policies related to public safety, military and courts.
Developed, managed, instructed and directed a mock city council performed by Maricopa youth ages nine through sixteen.
My favorite six words are, “With liberty and justice for all”. Having served our great nation in uniform under a limited liability contract for 20 years, I cannot think of a more humbling experience or higher cause. Anyone who truly knows me and understands my heart is aware that I place no higher honor than that of serving my country. Because of that, I’ve found that serving the community comes very natural and without fanfare. It is my sincere desire to continue where ever I am called upon to serve.
Men and women of conviction deeply believe in what they are doing and put their reputations on the line. This conviction communicates itself intuitively. Where there is focused energy and tangible sincerity, you will find growth and prosperity, each of which I place a high premium. Maricopa, by reputation, is becoming a model Arizona City. Our reputation for creative and cooperative local government is resonating across the state as members of our governing body are sought after for leadership roles and responsibilities. Maricopa is Arizona!
Anyone that steps outside of his or her comfort zone and takes on the tasks required to run for political office deserves recognition for political courage. Although many still consider this a noble role, there a still those distractors poised to underplay the sacred trust between representation and expectations. It takes strength of character to stand before an audience to share one’s platform and vision.
Strong subject knowledge and supportive background data are the keys to a clearly articulated message. I believe I have the ability to clearly articulate my message, regardless of the subject or medium and have been very successful in developing and presenting my intended message throughout my private and political career.