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Home > Organization > Officers and Directors > Meet the 2019 Board Candidates

Meet the 2019 Board Candidates

The candidates were interviewed at the Annual Membership Meeting held Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Farnsworth Hall. The 2018 Election will be held Tuesday, February 12 at Read Hall. The polls will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are housebound and unable to come to the polling station, please call the office at 480-832-3461 to request a ballot to be delivered. Absentee ballots will be available February 4, 2019 and may be cast until 3 p.m. on February 11th.

I’m Danny (Dan) Hampton, and I’m a candidate for your Board of Directors. I’ve been serving on the Board as an interim director and treasurer for the past few months and would like to continue serving the community. My wife, Laurel, and I have lived in DVRC for fourteen years.

Our permanent residence is in Albuquerque, NM, and we travel back and forth all during the year. I spent eight years in the USAF during the Vietnam Era. As for education, I graduated from Weber State University, with a major in economics and a minor in accounting and did some work on a Master’s in Public Administration degree. I worked for the U.S. Army for thirty-three years, as an accountant, management analyst, budget officer and CFO. I retired in 2008 but continue to work on short term projects and teach Federal Budget classes occasionally.

We chose DVRC because it was a quiet, clean, well-maintained community without an expensive HOA fee and we’ve grown to enjoy the amenities of the clubhouse.

My goal as a member of the Board will be to maintain and enhance those features that attracted and have kept us in the community. I will do my best to represent you and the DVRC in a prudent, honest and open manner. 

Dan Hampton
Dan Hampton
Earl Munday
Earl Munday

I am willing to serve as a Director of Dreamland Villa Retirement Community, Inc.

I was born and raised in California.I worked for Port of Seattle in Engineering, Maintenance, and Airport construction projects.I have a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master in Business Administration-Business Management degree.I have experience working in and managing government agencies and volunteer organizations.

My wife and I traveled across the US and Canada full time in an RV for twelve years before moving to Dreamland in 2012.I served on the board from 1/14 to 3/16, at which time I resigned.I have been the Chair of the Maintenance, Compliance, and Policy and Procedures Committees.I was re-appointed to the board in April 2018 and am currently Vice-President.

 I feel that we should follow the rules as identified in the DVRC documents.If we are unable, or unwilling, to follow those rules, then they should be changed, not ignored.I believe strongly in having no hidden agendas and keeping all members informed of what is going on with the Corporation


I was born in the small town of Eyota, Minnesota and at the age of twelve my family moved to a farm. I attended high school at Minnesota Scholl of Agriculture, a branch of the University of Minnesota. After high school, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy: at that point in time, most everyone thought it was his duty. We owed our country for the privilege of living here.

After the military, I married and went back to farming. Several years later after a divorce, I went to college in New Mexico on the G.I. bill. I graduated with a business degree and worked at a Denver hospital as an assistant comptroller. After  a year or so it became clear I wasn’t meant to sit at a desk, so I switched careers and got into the maintenance field. At one point in this field, I oversaw the assets of 44 apartment complexes in seven states, the smallest complex being 180 units. I traveled a lot and became very knowledgeable in getting those complexes upgraded, getting the best deal for the budget, and training the people responsible for each one. Then I retired and traveled in a motor home for 12 years with my wife, Faye, whom I’ve known since high school.

The reason I’m running for a Director’s seat is that I feel the general populace of DVRC is changing to a younger demographic and DVRC is in need of some changes and upgrades, I think we can bring this about not by spoiling what we already have but by adding to it, always keeping in mind what the members want.

I am now the chairperson for Building and Grounds and six months (or so) ago was appointed to the Board. I feel my past experiences and education qualify me for this position and I have the best interests of the entire membership at heart.  I have one fault that some people find offensive, and that is that I say what I think and question most everything.

Larry Thoma
Larry Thoma
Dreamland Villa Retirement Community
320 N. 55th Place, Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 832-3461
Adult 55+ Community

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