Mr. Dana Saar

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District #2
Date First Elected: 2010
Date Re-Elected 2016
Years of Service: 2011-present
Current Term Expires: December 31, 2020

Community College Experience

Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, AZ
MCCCD Governing Board President, 2014
MCCCD Governing Board Secretary, 2012 - 2013
Elected to MCCCD Governing Board in 2010
Re-Elected to MCCCD Governing Board in 2016
Dual enrollment instructor East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) 2001 - 2003

Public Service

Town of Fountain Hills Planning & Zoning Commission 1991 -1995
Fountain Hills Unified School District Governing Board 1996 - 2010
Arizona State Board of Education Professional Practices Advisory Committee 2003 - 2012

Personal Interests

Hobbies include sports, hiking, sailing, landscaping, and carpentry
Kiwanis Club of Fountain Hills
Golden Eagle Foundation Charter Member
Fountain Hills High School Football Game announcer 1992 - present


University of Wisconsin - Stout (Pre-Architecture)
University of Minnesota (Architecture)
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire (Bachelor of Business Administration) 1973
Scottsdale Community College (Technical courses)
Northern Arizona University (MEd - Career & Technical Education) 2005

Employment History

Owner - Saarco, Inc. General Contractor (Chetek, WI) 1974-1978
Controller - Gerhardt & Berry Construction (Reno, NV) 1978-1980
Owner - SMC, Inc. (Fountain Hills, AZ/Sacramento, CA) 1980-1996
Editor - Open Systems Publishing (Tempe/Fountain Hills, AZ) 1996-2001
Teacher/Administrator - East Valley Institute of Technology (Mesa, AZ) 2001-2006
Real Estate Investment Manager (Fountain Hills/Overgaard, AZ) 2006-present
Governance Consultant - Retreat Facilitation 2011-present


Cell: 480-221-5638 (first preference for messages)
Voicemail Box (for messages only): 480-731-8364