Gregory Mendoza, 45, is the son of Joseph and the late-Brenda Mendoza. He resides in the village of Goodyear located in District Four of the Gila River Indian Community. He has five brothers: Brian, Christopher, Anthony, Angelo, Danny. His maternal grandparents are the late Matthew Gibson and Myra Davis-Darrell of Vah-Ki and his paternal grandparents are the late Jose Angel Mendoza and Amelia Gonzales-Mendoza of Goodyear Village.
He has worked for the Gila River Indian Community for the past twenty-three years. On May 3, 2011, he was elected by the people of District Four to a three-term on the Gila River Indian Community (“Tribal Council”) as Councilman and serves as Chairman of the Education Standing Committee and a member of the Legislative Standing Committee. Previously, he provided policy and administrative direction to the Gila River Indian Community as the Governor’s Chief of Staff and Senior Executive Assistant. He served for seventeen years (1988-2005) as the Co-founder/Director for the nationally-recognized Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council, a community youth leadership development organization representing the concerns of youth of the Gila River Indian Community. He holds an Associate Degree in Tribal Management and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.