Board of Directors
The Sanitary District is governed by a Board of publicly-elected Directors to ensure the fiscal responsibility of the organization. From its formation on July 21, 1969, until August 9, 1999, the District was governed by a three-person board. At that time, a resolution was passed by the Board of Directors, in accordance with the Arizona Revised Statutes, to increase from three members to five. The current Board of Directors are listed below.
Gregg Dudash, Chairman of Board
Gregory M. Dudash worked in the field of wastewater treatment for 27 years at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC). The last few years of his employment were at the district’s Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, the largest wastewater treatment plant in the world. Gregg was initially hired to work in the HR Department. However, because of his love of technology, he eventually transitioned into a computer systems administrator role. Gregg retired in April 2013 and moved to Fountain Hills later that year. He became a member of the Fountain Hills Sanitary District Board of Directors in March 2015.
Tammy Bell, Vice Chairperson of Board
Tammy J. Bell has lived in Fountain Hills since 2005 with her family. Since moving to Town, Tammy has spent a majority of the time managing her home while raising her children. Tammy has volunteered with the Fountain Hills Unified School District, local nonprofits, Grand Canyon University Parent Council member, and a Commissioner on the Fountain Hills Strategic Planning Advisory Commission. Presently, Tammy is employed as the Executive Assistant to the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce’s CEO. In addition, she continues to volunteer her time with Vision Fountain Hills and the Fountain Hills Cultural & Civic Association. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. Tammy joined the Board of Directors in January 2021.
Michael Maroon, Board Member
Michael J. Maroon has lived in Fountain Hills since 2013, when he moved here from Overland Park, Kansas. He has worked as a Financial Advisor since 2011 with Edward Jones and runs a branch office in town. Before making the career shift, Michael served as a Congregational Care Pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Master in Divinity degree from Saint Paul School of Theology. Michael joined the Board of Directors in July of 2017.
Jeff Lessig, Board Member
Jeff S. Lessig is a 27-year resident of Fountain Hills and a Life Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and is currently serving a 3-year term on the PGA’s National Board of Directors. He is the current Communications Chairman for the Arizona Alliance for Golf, a golf advocacy organization representing Arizona’s golf, tourism and hospitality industries. Jeff served eight years on the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and a term as President of the Fountain Hills Tourism Bureau. Jeff has been involved in opening and managing a number of notable golf properties including We-Ko-Pa Golf Club at Fort McDowell, SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Verde River Golf & Social Club, and Indian Wells Golf Resort in California. A native of Canton, Ohio, Jeff is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in journalism. Jeff joined the Board of Directors in January of 2023.
Clayton Corey, Board Member
Clayton Corey became a Fountain Hills resident in 2016 and has volunteered for various nonprofit organizations in town. Clayton has been serving as a Commissioner for Planning and Zoning since 2019. He has worked for CVS Health for over ten years with experience in enterprise IT Support Operations, Major Incident / Problem Management, and, most recently, IT Infrastructure Automation. Clayton earned his bachelor’s degree in IT with a focus on visual communications and his MBA from the University of Phoenix and has earned certifications in ITIL and Agile. Clayton joined the board of directors in January 2023.
Dana Trompke P.E., District Manager
Dana Trompke provides strategic leadership in all aspects of the organization and is responsible for the operational, environmental and financial performance of the Sanitary District.
Each Director is elected to a four-year term. The election is at-large and non-partisan.
District elections are held every two years in odd-numbered years. Elections are consolidated with the statewide election. Terms are staggered, with two terms expiring in one odd-numbered year, and three terms expiring the following odd-numbered year.
Candidates for the Sanitary Board must be registered voters and must reside within the boundaries of the Fountain Hills Sanitary District. The Elections Department of the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office administers the election.
The Directors invite the public to attend Board meetings.
All meetings are held in the District’s Administration Building, located at 16941 East Pepperwood Circle, Fountain Hills, Az 85268. Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Meeting agendas are posted 24 hours in advance, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02(F)