Robin Arredondo-Savage, Tempe Vice Mayor and MCC alumna, is a 21-year Tempe small business manager whose involvement in the community spans more than 20 years. She has served as Chairman and Board member for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors for the Tempe Community Council. Robin’s eight years of service to the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board includes two years as President of the Board.
Since her election to Tempe City Council in 2010, Robin has been proactive in the city’s education and economic development policies. She created College Connect, a free service that provides college admissions and financial aid guidance to high school students, and championed the expansion of Geeks Night Out, the city’s festival promoting STEM education and careers. Her education advocacy includes serving on the MCC Commission on Excellence in Education and the Rio Salado Community College President’s Advisory Council. Robin also led efforts to develop all-inclusive playground standards for city parks, ensuring adaptive playground equipment and spaces for children with disabilities.
A United States Army Veteran, Robin led the effort to make Tempe a Veteran Supportive City and to open Valor on Eight, an affordable housing community designed for veterans with families, for which she received the Hearts of Gold Award from Save the Family. In 2017 she received Spirit of Tempe Award, which honors a lifetime achievement of service.
For a link to the full video of the ceremony, please visit MCC Hall of Fame 2017.