Paul Watson

Paul Watson, Pinetop-Lakeside Town CouncilPaul Watson

Council Member

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325 W White Mountain Boulevard
Lakeside, AZ 85929
Term: January 2021 to November 2022


Paul earned his Associates Degree from Mesa Community College in 1979 and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1981.


Paul Watson spent his career in the White Mountain region. He served as finance director for the towns of Eagar and Pinetop-Lakeside and then as manager for the Towns of Pinetop-Lakeside and Snowflake.  He also spent several years in the private sector working for CellularOne and Realty Executives of the White Mountains.  More recently, Paul served as the economic development director for Navajo County.

Paul has served on numerous boards and councils including Summit Regional Medical Center Governing Board, NACOG Economic Development Council, NACOG Regional Council, Arizona Commerce Authority Rural Business Development Advisory Board, Blue Ridge Scholarship Fund, White Mountain Partnership, REAL Az Development Council and others.


Paul and his wife, Lisa have lived in Pinetop-Lakeside for over 34 years and raised their four children here.  All four are married and live in various parts of our great state.  They currently have nine grandchildren and enjoy spending time together as a family.


Paul and Lisa enjoy traveling and playing golf at various locations around the state and country.  Traveling with family is always a special time.