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.
Jerry Butler, Chairman of Board
H. Jerome Butler has been a year-round resident of Fountain Hills since 1999 and a community volunteer. Prior to retirement from a 40-year career in Civil Engineering, he was registered as a Professional Engineer in 18 states, Division President of an international consulting firm of architects, engineers, and planners, and Past-President of the Consulting Engineers Council of Missouri. Jerry is very active as a volunteer for many community and planning efforts in Fountain Hills. Jerry was appointed to the Fountain Hills Sanitary District Board of Directors in October 2016.
Michael Maroon, Vice Chairman of Board
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.
Bob Thomson, Board Member
Robert E. Thomson has more than thirty-five years in legal practice. He concentrates on estate planning and wealth preservation with the firm of Jekel, Howard and Thomson LLP. Previously he was a member of the management committee of one of the nation’s largest law firms and head of its Los Angeles office, the Chief Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney, and a senior officer of a New York Stock Exchange company. In Fountain Hills where he has lived since 1994, Bob is a current Board Member of the Fountain Hills Sanitary District, a Board member of the River of Time Museum Foundation and a Board member of the Senior Services Foundation. Bob has served on the Board since August of 1999.
Tom Reski, Board Member
Thomas M. Reski is the founder and president of Quantum Integrated Solutions (QIS) an Engineering, Controls Systems and Computer Integration firm. QIS offers computer systems design/build as well as I & C controls design and integration solutions. Tom has been in the field of Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation and Controls for over 25 years. Tom has been on the Fountain Hills Sanitary District Board since March 2002 and has been a resident since 1995.
Gregg Dudash, Board Member
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.
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.
Vacant Sanitary District Board Seat
The Fountain Hills Sanitary District is requesting Letters of Interest from individuals interested in filling a vacant seat on the Board of Directors. Any Fountain Hills Sanitary District resident and qualified elector interested in serving on the Sanitary District Board is invited to submit a Letter of Interest indicating why the applicant is interested in serving on the Board along with a “Background and Personal Data Outline” form. The “Background” form can be found on the District’s website or is available at the District office.
The Board normally meets at 5:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month for regular meetings. Executive sessions and special meetings may be called from time to time. The appointed term for this vacant seat runs through Dec. 31, 2021.
The Sanitary District will be receiving Letters of Interest (including the “Background” form) until 4:00 p.m., December 15, 2020, at the District Office, 16941 E. Pepperwood Circle, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. The District’s website is www.az-fhsd.gov. Interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. Please label your envelope “Letter of Interest”. Any questions may be addressed to Dana Trompke, District Manager, 480-837-9444.
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)