Council Compass: Suzanne Klapp

The “Council Compass” series of posts was designed to introduce Council Members and related issues to our readers. The bulk of these posts is author opinion. Feedback and interaction is encouraged, via the ‘comments’ section below.

Suzanne Klapp

A brief excerpt from Suzanne Klapp’s profile page:

Suzanne Klapp, Scottsdale City Council

Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp began her first term on the Scottsdale City Council in January 2009.

She has 37 years of broad management experience in manufacturing, distribution and retail operations. Councilwoman Klapp owned a custom injection molding plastics plant for five years in Indiana before moving west.  She joined the FastFrame custom framing franchise stores in 1997 as a retailer in the Los Angeles area.

She moved to Scottsdale in 1998 and since then has owned custom framing retail stores in Scottsdale and Phoenix.   She is also Arizona regional developer for the FastFrame group of stores and has helped grow the franchise locations in the state from two stores to 10.  She personally manages the only store she currently owns, which is located in Scottsdale.

She is a graduate of Valley Leadership and is on the Advisory Board of Scottsdale Leadership.  Councilwoman Klapp serves on the MAG Domestic Violence Council, the City Council’s Audit Subcommittee and the Economic Development Subcommittee.

John’s thoughts on Councilwoman Klapp:

Suzanne has a compelling history of humble beginnings. However, in spite of that she’s all about the Chamber of Commerce and big business, probably due in part to her history in corporate management. Her voting record is solidly in that column and I do not recall a single issue on which she has sided firmly with the residents.

Our next Council Member scheduled for this series: Bob Littlefield.

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