Robbins to be honored for life long service to Scottsdale community

Dennis Robbins (submitted photo)

Dennis Robbins (submitted photo)

Scottsdale Leadership has named Charros executive director and former councilman Dennis Robbins as the recipient of the 2016 Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award.

Presented by Prestige Cleaners, the award celebrates and honors community leaders who exemplify and embody community service at its core.

Selected by his peers for decades of notable service, Mr. Robbins is recognized for his leadership, consistency in community involvement and contributions to the public, according to a press release.

Recently appointed as the executive director of Scottsdale Charros, Mr. Robbins has held top positions in corporate and government sectors.

A Scottsdale native, Mr. Robbins began his involvement in community service at a young age as the neighbor of beloved Mayor Herb Drinkwater. Mr. Robbins set out on a path decorated with community service achievements.

Dennis Robbins with his father, Mike Robbins at the Charros Ride. (submitted photo)

Dennis Robbins with his father, Mike Robbins at the Charros Ride. (submitted photo)

“This year’s recipient, Dennis Robbins, is a high-caliber example of the type of person this award is designed to recognize. Prestige Cleaners is proud to sponsor the Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award again this year,” said Donn Frye, Prestige Cleaners CEO, in the release. “We feel the Scottsdale Leadership organization and participants are part of what makes Scottsdale what it is, a great place to work, play and call home.”

For more than 25 years, Mr. Robbins shared his entrepreneurial vision, management skills, business expertise and passion for the community.

Mr. Robbins proudly served two terms on Scottsdale’s City Council, is a past president of Scottsdale Education Foundation and a former board member to the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. As a former business franchise owner and attorney, Mr. Robbins is well versed in significant professional achievements.

In his current role at Scottsdale Charros, Mr. Robbins leads the group to make a positive impact on the public, schools and local charities.

“It is with great pride that we watch our alumni continue to have a profound impact on our community. We are honored to recognize Dennis for his tremendous contributions as he has set the standard for what it means to be a steward of the community,” Scottsdale Leadership’s Executive Director Margaret Leichtfuss said in the release.

Named after Frank W. Hodges, a Scottsdale firefighter and humanitarian enthusiast, the award is presented annually to a member of the alumni that demonstrates passion for community involvement.

The award will be formally presented at Scottsdale Leadership’s 17th Annual Spirit of Community Leadership Awards Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenician, 6000 E. Camelback Road.

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