Vice Mayor Dennis Brown and his wife, Judy, moved to Fountain Hills in 1996. In 1999, they opened their construction company, Echelon Company, building both commercial and residential products in Fountain Hills.
Vice Mayor Brown was the President of the Fountain Hills Licensed Contractors Association for five years from 2002 through 2007. In 2002, a Planning and Zoning Commission seat became available. He was appointed to serve on the commission and served for more than seven years, four of which were as Chair of the commission. During his seven year tenure on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the commission rewrote the Town’s sign ordinance, passed the Saguaro protection ordinance, and wrote the Commercial Architectural Guidelines.
Vice Mayor Brown and his wife have supported Little League baseball and football, the Fountain Hills Community Theater, Movies in the Park, and numerous other local organizations. They have two sons and one daughter who have given them five – count them five – granddaughters.