Robin Arredondo-Savage

Vice Mayor
Tempe, Arizona

Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage is a proven leader who has successfully built regional partnerships and collaborated on multiple initiatives that have delivered positive outcomes, created opportunities, and increased community value for Tempe residents.

Robin was raised in Tempe and graduated from Arizona State University. She served honorably in the U.S. Army and has turned that experience into a strong advocacy for veterans by leading efforts for Tempe to become the first Veteran Supportive City in the state, developing Valor on 8th, the first family veterans’ housing project in Arizona, and organizing a female veterans’ recruitment program for the fire department.

Robin was elected to the Tempe City Council in March 2010 and has been proactive in the city’s education and economic development policy with results. She’s led efforts to connect STEAM programs with youth, business and community through Geeks’ Night Out in partnership with the AZ Scitech Festival and created College Connect, a partnership with Tempe Schools, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Maricopa Community Colleges. Robin collaborated with her council colleagues to create an Equal Pay program for local businesses and recently formed an aerospace industry coalition to attract and retain this valuable economic driver for the state.

She is a member of the National League of Cities’ Youth, Education and Family Council and its Human Development Committee. She is also a member of the East Valley Partnership board of directors, Tempe Tourism Board, Tempe Coalition, and The Veterans Directory Advisory Board.

Prior to her time on City Council, she served on the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board for eight years including two years as President of the Board and was past Board Chair of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. A principal partner in a small business, Robin is an advocate for fiscally responsible and responsive city government designed to protect Tempe’s unique quality of life through smart development, neighborhoods, schools and a strong human services network.

Robin has been married to Chris Savage for over 20 years and they have two sons, Joey and Jaren.

Robin Arredondo-Savage will be speaking at:

Building a Thriving City Through Early Childhood Education

- 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM ,

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