Mayor Ginny Dickey and her family chose Fountain Hills as their home town in 1983. Born and raised in NY, she followed her parents who had fallen in love with this desert community in the seventies. She was an AZ Senate staffer and an Assistant Director at the Dept. of Environmental Quality. After retiring, she worked with the US Attorney’s Office as a neighborhood liaison .Inducted into the 2010 Hall of Fame, she participated in all community strategic planning efforts, served on the School Board for two terms, was a Charter Member of the Arts Council and served as Treasurer for the Theater Board and in many capacities, earning their 2009 Founders Award. She has been active in several statewide groups.Ginny was a Town Councilwoman for over eight years, co-chairing the Centennial Committee and sitting on the MAG Regional Domestic Violence Council until 2014. She was elected Mayor August 2018.