Councilmember Dave Richins - District 1

Councilmember Dave Richins

Elected to the Mesa City Council in June of 2008 and re-elected in August of 2012, Dave Richins serves as the councilmember for District 1. His term on the Mesa City Council runs until January 2017.

Richins is the principal government affairs advisor for Resolution Copper Mining, LLC. His duties include communications and engaging government officials about aspects of the project for a copper mine just east of Superior, Arizona.

Prior to his work with Resolution Copper Mining, Richins was 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. He also spent time as 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.

Council Committees
Community and Cultural Development - Chair
Sustainability and Transportation

National Boards and Committees
NLC Community and Economic Development Steering Committee - Fourth Term
Smart Growth America's Local Leaders Council Advisory Board
U.S. EPA Local Government Advisory Council

Arizona Boards and Committees
City of Mesa Benefits Advisory Committee - Council Representative
Arizona Power Plant and Line Sitting Commission
Mesa Chamber of Commerce - Board Liaison


Councilmember Dave Richins

Office of Councilmember Richins
Fax: 480-644-2175
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Council Assistant
Alicia White

Public Information Officer

Randy Policar


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