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 engaging federal, state and local officials for legal clearances that would allow the company to mine for copper just east of Superior, Arizona.

He is Chair of the Mesa City Council Community and Cultural Development committee and serves on the Council Economic Development committee and the Council Government Affairs committee as well as Chair of the City of Mesa Employee Benefits Advisory committee.  He is Board Liaison for the Mesa Chamber of Commerce and is also one of the Council representatives to the West Mesa Community Development Corporation (ex Officio).

On a regional level, Councilmember Richins is on the Board of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and an Arizona Power Plant and Line Sitting Commission member.

Nationally, Councilmember Richins is currently serving his fourth term on the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development steering committee.  He also serves on the Advisory Board of Smart Growth America's Local Leaders Council and sits on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Council.

Prior to his work with Resolution Copper Mining, RIchins was the Sun Corridor Legacy Program Director at the Sonoran Institute, managing on the ground convservation 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.

 

Councilmember Dave Richins

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Phone:480-644-4002
Fax: 480-644-2175
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
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Alicia White
644-5296
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Randy Policar
644-4750
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