Ward 2

Mitch Lindemann

Term Expires: June 2026


Mitchel R. (Mitch) Lindemann was born in Valley City, North Dakota and was raised primarily in Bismarck, N.D. where he graduated from Bismarck High School (1976) and Bismarck Junior College (1978). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal and Instrumental Music from Valley City State University (1981). After graduation he taught in the North Dakota public school systems before moving to Arizona in 1986 where he accepted a teaching position with the Duncan Unified School District.

Mr. Lindemann was hired to teach Instrumental Music (Band) for the Douglas Unified School District in 1988. He received a Master of Arts in Elementary Education degree (1991) and a Master of Arts in Education Administration degree (1993) both from Northern Arizona University. In 1997, Mr. Lindemann received the Distinguished Alumni Award from NAU. Mr. Lindemann completed an Internship for Public School Superintendence (2000) from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Lindemann also holds Arizona certification in English as a Second Language (ESL), Structured English Immersion (SEI), and Administration. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Douglas Education Association, as a faculty member of Cochise Community College, and as a member of the Douglas Schools Blue Ribbon committees. Mr. Lindemann also served as Summer School Principal in 2008 and 2009.

In 2004 Mr. Lindemann applied for and was awarded the Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial which toured Douglas from April 9 through 17, 2005 and was presented at Veteran’s Park on eighth street.

Mr. Lindemann has served the City of Douglas on the Planning and Zoning commission as member, Vice Chairman, and Chairman from 1994 to 2005. He was elected Councilman representing Ward Two in 2006, 2010, 2018, and again in 2022 where he currently serves. He was appointed to serve as Douglas’s representative to the Southeast Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) from 2012-2014 and as a member of the City of Douglas Charter Review committee (2017).  Mr. Lindemann has also served as Mayor Pro Tempore (Vice Mayor) during three previous administrations (2008-2012, 2010-2014, 2018-2020). He was also appointed to serve as the City of Douglas’s Chairman of the Finance Committee (2006-2014, 2023-present).

After retiring from teaching Mr. Lindemann was elected to the Douglas School Board (2014, 2018, 2022 to present). In 2018 he served as Board President.

Mr. Lindemann is married (37 years) and has three adult children and one grandchild.