2016 Queen Creek Town Council candidate Robin Benning

Robin Benning

Robin Benning

 

Robin Benning
Age: 57
Education: Bachelor of Arts in architecture, University of New Mexico; masters of urban and environmental planning, Arizona State University; graduate certificate in public administration, Arizona State University.
Professional memberships: American Institute of Architects, International Code Council, American Planning Association, Congress for the New Urbanism and National League of Cities.
Present or most recent business/employment: Whitneybell Perry Inc., an architecture and planning firm with two offices in Phoenix specializing in multifamily residential projects and commercial architecture throughout metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. I have 30 years of experience designing custom homes, apartments, residential neighborhoods, medical and professional offices, stores, schools, museums and police/fire stations.
Previous public office, boards and commissions (and what years): Queen Creek Town Council, 2009-present; Queen Creek vice mayor, 2012; Central Arizona Governments Regional Council, 2010-present; East Valley Partnership Transportation Committee, 2010-present; Queen Creek Transportation Advisory Committee, 2006-2015; Queen Creek Budget Committee; 2013, 2014, 2016; Queen Creek Development Fee Task Force, 2012; Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Committee (alternate), 2010-12; Pinal County Government Alliance, 2010-12.
If elected, what will you accomplish in your first 100 days in office?: In my first 100 days my goals are to continue to reach out to the community, to renew my understanding of what the residents feel are important and/or needs improvement and to continue to find the balance between protecting existing residents, businesses and land owner/investors, and assisting new investment in our community in order to maintain the high quality of life that Queen Creek’s residents expect and deserve.
What are your hopes for the town of Queen Creek?: I hope Queen Creek continues to grow and develop as a town where people aspire to live because of the easy access to the Phoenix job market, local development opportunities, convenient shopping, excellent school options and access to nature and recreation amenities.
Queen Creek is known for exceptional quality and value in real estate, excellent parks, trails, open space, arts and a strong sense of community including celebration of our western heritage and our agricultural roots. The town of Queen Creek should continue to efficiently provide the necessary services our residents expect such as police and fire to protect and serve, an efficient and well-maintained street system, high quality drinking water, safe and sanitary sewage treatment and trash collection and extensive parks for passive and active recreation, and continue to provide those services at a minimal cost to the residents.
The town should continue to provide streamlined and business-friendly planning and development services to promote Queen Creek as a great place to live, to build and to grow new businesses. Queen Creek should continue to live within its means, to keep taxes as low as possible and to limit borrowing to only large-scale projects that serve the entire community such as new buildings, roads, parks and other infrastructure. We should continue to seek opportunities to partner with private developers and other governmental agencies to deliver high quality infrastructure at the lowest cost possible. I hope that Queen Creek will continue to be one of those places that people want to be part of, to raise a family, to establish or grow a business and to become a part of a great and thriving community. It is my goal to continue to serve the public, to make Queen Creek even better and to protect our residents’ investments.
I believe with my background in construction, development and training in public administration, I am uniquely qualified to help lead Queen Creek as we rapidly expand and mature.
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E-mail: bennarch@msn.com
Campaign office phone number: 602-762-1496.

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