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Title: Chairman, District 1
Denny Barney is a sixth generation native of Arizona and lives in Gilbert with his wife Nichole, and their four children. He has a strong business background and is a principal in ARCUS Private Capital Solutions, a specialized realty
and finance company. He studied political science in college with a degree in International Relations and a minor in Japanese. Denny received his law degree from ASU and is admitted to practice in the state of Arizona.
Denny is currently the Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, representing District 1. He was first elected to the Board in 2012 and also served as Board Chairman in 2014. In his role as Supervisor, Denny is focused on carrying out Maricopa County’s constitutional mandates, including public safety, as effectively as possible. He has prioritized making improvements to county regulatory agencies, including decreasing regulation where appropriate and improving customer service. He is a contributor in the countywide “Smart Justice” initiative and is actively involved in personnel reform efforts.
Denny currently represents the Board of Supervisors on the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council. His previous Maricopa County experience includes serving as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner and as a member of the Board of Health.
In addition to his business and political endeavors, Denny serves on the Advisory Board for ASU’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy and on the Mesa United Way Board of Directors, including serving as a past chairman for their annual campaign. He is an Ex-Officio Director of the East Valley Partnership and a former member of Greater Phoenix Leadership. He is also a Past President of the Mesa Baseline Rotary club and has served on the boards of the United Food Bank, Arizona board of American Indian Services, Commission on Excellence in Education and various Banner Health Advisory boards.
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