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Home > Organization > Officers and Directors > Meet the 2022 Board Candidates

Meet the 2022 Board Candidates

The candidates will be interviewed at the Annual Membership Meeting to be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 9:00 am at Farnsworth Hall. The 2022 Election will be held Tuesday, February 8 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 1, 2022 and may be cast until 2 p.m. on February 7th.

Debra Bunten

I believe I am offering new creativity and a more meaningful dialog to move DVRC forward. I believe I've shown my ability to think for myself and present to others. I believe it's past time that the Board should motivate and bring excitement to DVRC residents.

Challenges still remain, getting more residents involved to financially support our 55+ age restricted community. I strongly believe the first step is to do away with the divide and make All Residents welcome to Study Sessions and Board Meetings. I personally believe there are many out there who have some wonderful ideas and skills to be shared with DVRC. I need the younger generation to join me in these endeavors. Sadly we are losing the generations before us and its imperative that our younger generation starts stepping up. Or we will lose a treasured DVRC. Our older generations have cared and supported our beloved Dreamland for years and it's our turn to care for Dreamland.

I want to thank my friends and mentors who are pulling me out of the background into the forefront. I'm looking forward to this educational journey of service. I may be the youngest sitting on the Board of Directors but I'm here for all. I believe I have brought many new ideas to the Board and I strongly want to encourage others to do the same. We are all needed in our community.

This is my 3rd time living in Dreamland. After my first month I was in love with the community. The quiet, peaceful atmosphere, clean tidy neighborhood, no parked cars on the street, no kids was all so refreshing. I felt safe and I was home. I unfortunately was a renter on two occasions and was asked to move due to the selling of the rental property. That was the last straw...  I am purchasing house number three.  I have been in Dreamland for nine years.

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and started my work career at an early age. I worked for some years for a US Senator.  I then worked for a couple of attorneys getting their account payables in order.  I married, relocated to California and landed in Santa Rosa where we started a successful business.  My duties were accounting and payroll.  I relocated to Arizona a few decades ago and started another successful business.  My duties remained the same.

I have been divorced over a decade. Dreamland was too quiet for him. Ha-ha

Thank you for the encouragement and support I have received from one and all. I can't think of a better time for me to run for the Board of Directors while I still have mentors and teachers to lead me down the path. 

Earline Parham
Earline Parham

Earline Parham

Earline Parham is a native of South Carolina and has lived in Mesa since 1987.  She worked at the Boeing Company from 1987 to 2010 as a Technical Engineering Specialist.  Earline's education includes an AA and a BS in Behavioral Science from the Western Int'l University of Phoenix.  She has earned a Certificate as a Family Development Specialist from Mesa United Way and a Certificate of Completion in the Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Communications and Human Relations. 

Earline has served as a volunteer within the Mesa community in many capacities, including Mesa United Way, Mesa Child Crisis Center, Martin Luther King Fr. Committee, United Food Bank, Buffalo Soldiers of AZ.

Steve Malone

My wife Marcia and I purchased our home in Dreamland Villa in March of 2017. Since purchasing the property we have remodeled both the inside and the exterior including Landscaping. We, like many others in Dreamland Villa, are snowbirds and come down in the fall and return to Nebraska in the spring.

I have been retired for 11 years from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, where I was the administrator of the Department's Division of Weights of Measures. I managed this program for over 35 years. Duties included the supervision of twenty staff members who were located throughout the state of Nebraska, prepared, and managed budgets, developed legislation, along with the rules and regulations to implement legislation and managed regulatory actions. I have participated in and served as Chairperson of both my Regional and National Association, which developed model technical standards for measurement equity.

My wife and I have owned three duplex rental properties which we managed and maintained on our own. I am proud to say that I served my country in the United States Marine Corps and served a tour of Duty in Okinawa and Vietnam.

My years of regulatory experience has taught me how to work together with others.

Anthony Pagano

My bride of 43 years and I  journeyed to California  from the east coast in 1982. We lived in three different counties; Orange, San Diego & Contra Costa.  While it was a great place to live, it became quite expensive and oppressive at the last so we moved to Mesa/Dreamland Villa last April.  We are extremely happy here; great people, safe streets and well kept homes. 

I served on the Bay Harbor Park Home Homeowners Association  for five years at our last residence in Northern California;  one year as director, two as Treasure and two as president. During that time our board instituted conservative investments specifically designed for HOA’s, implemented significant cost reduction programs and improved management oversight. Our efforts forestalled any dues increases during that time. Our projections were no dues increases for another 5 years.

Our current Dreamland Villa Board is tasked with navigating through both current and future financial difficulties. While significant, elimination of both short term dues increases and long term dues reduction are possible.

With your trust and guidance I wish to join  our board  and collectively resolve both issues.

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

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