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Dave Richins

Elected to the Mesa City Council in June of 2008, Dave Richins serves as the councilmember for District 1. His term on the Mesa City Council runs through 2012.

Richins is the Sun Corridor Legacy Program Director at the Sonoran Institute managing on the ground conservation proposals and research as well as the Institute's Public Policy work.

Councilmember Richins is currently serving his third term on the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development steering committee. He is Chair of the Community and Cultural Development committee and serves on the Sustainability and Transportation and Public Safety committees as well as Chair of the City of Mesa Employee Benefits Advisory committee.

On a regional level, Councilmember Richins is the Chairperson of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, serves as a member of the Legislative Committee on Salinity, he is a member of the Arizona Regional Medical Center Community Advisory Board and is one of the Council representatives to the West Mesa Community Development Corporation (ex Officio). He is an Arizona Power Plant and Line Sitting Commission member and has served as the Honorary Government Chair for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy for the last two years.

Prior to his work with Sonoran Institute, Richins was the Executive Director and Founder of the West Mesa Community Development Corporation, where he worked with neighbors, community leaders, business leaders, and other stakeholders to revitalize Northwest Mesa.

Richins earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. He has his professional certificate in Affordable Housing Development and was a member of the Class of 2005 in the Mesa Leadership, Training and Development program.

[Information courtesy of City of Mesa]

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