Elected: March 2010
Current term: expires in 2022
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5002
Tempe, Arizona 85280
Assistant: Tim Gomez
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About Councilmember Arredondo-Savage
Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage is a proven leader who has successfully built regional partnerships and collaborated on multiple initiatives that have delivered positive outcomes for Tempe residents. Most recently, she’s leading the city’s improved policy efforts to eliminate red-tape for businesses to expand and grow, and raise the standards to provide all-inclusive opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enjoy community parks, recreation activities, and gain employment with the city.
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 the way for Tempe to become the first Veteran Supportive City in the state, developing Valor on 8th, the veterans’ family housing project in Arizona, and establishing the Tempe Veterans Commission.
Now in her third-term on the Tempe City Council she has been proactive in the city's education and economic development policy with results. She's done the work 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 formed an aerospace industry coalition to attract and retain this valuable economic driver for the state. Additionally, she collaborated on the development of the Regional Opioid Action Committee and was active in several outcomes including opioid prevention education in Tempe high schools, the opioid data dashboard, and the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act.
She is Chair of the National League of Cities’ Human Development Committee, and a member of the NLC Board of Directors. Additionally, she’s a board member of the Hispanic Elected Local Officials an NLC Constituency Group. Locally, she serves on the Board of Directors of Valley Metro, the regional public transportation agency, PHX East Valley Partnership, and the Tempe Coalition which promotes community education and awareness to reduce substance abuse among youth.
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 more than 25 years and they have two sons, Joey and Jaren.Receive email news and events from Councilmember Arredondo-Savage and other Tempe City Council members.
Community ServiceTempe Union High School District Governing Board
President, Vice President, Clerk, TUHSD Governing Board Member; Facilitator, Study Team; Member, District Resource Committee; Member, District Insurance Committee; Member, Technology Committee
Newtown Community Development Corporation
Secretary, Executive Committee
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board; Treasurer, Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board; Vice Chair, Business Development Committee; Chair, Small Business Council; Chair, Women in Business Committee; Member, Tempe Community Impact Foundation Board of Directors; Graduate, Tempe Leadership, Class XVI
City of Tempe
Chairman, Bicycle Advisory Committee; Member, Tour de Tempe Committee; Member, Bike to Work Committee; Member, Artist Selection Committee for City of Tempe Pedestrian Bridge Project; Member, Interview Committee for City of Tempe Transportation Department; Tempe Community Youth Sports Coach