Joe Sweeney
District Governor 2026-2027


Joe Sweeney of the Rotary Club of Prescott has been selected to serve as District 5495 Governor in 2026-27.

Born and raised in California, Joe is a former president of the Rotary Club of Santa Clara, 2017-2018, and board member of the Santa Clara Rotary Foundation. He has served as an Assistant Governor for District 5170.

He and his wife, Linda (also a Rotarian and President Elect of Prescott Frontier), moved to Prescott in 2020, He served as president of the Rotary Club of Prescott in 2021-23 – during the club’s 100th anniversary year. He was appointed a District 5495 Assistant Governor in 2021 and presently serves as AG for the three clubs in Prescott.

He currently sits on the District’s Visioning Committee, Membership Committee and Bylaws Committee. He is a graduate of Rotary Leadership Institute and Rotary Leadership Academy. He serves as an RLI facilitator and RLA coach. Joe and Linda are both members of the Paul Harris Society of giving to the Rotary Foundation.

While in California he assisted in the creation of two Rotary clubs, including the LGBTQIA club in San Jose and the Rotary Club of Silicon Andhra, whose membership is primarily Indians from the Andhra Pradesh region of Southern India.

He was involved with the creation of Rotary Means Business networking group in District 5170 and the successful Silicon Valley BBQ Championships fundraiser. In Arizona, he has played a key role in forging a Rotary partnership with the American Red Cross and staging Rotary-supported blood drives throughout the district.

“I am committed to working tirelessly to support and empower our clubs, advance Rotary’s initiatives, and ensure the district continues to make a positive impact in our communities and around the world. Together, we can strengthen Rotary’s legacy of service,” says Joe.

He founded and operates a printing business in California which continues today in Arizona. He and Linda have three grown children.