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Bob Blanchard

Council Member City Council
Phone: (520) 439-2149
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Biography

Robert (Bob) DeWitt Blanchard was born on the Philippine Islands while his father served a tour of duty in the Army. Bob, himself, later joined the Army and served two tours in Korea, two tours in Vietnam and two tours at Ft Huachuca, where he chose to retire in 1978. Bob served in the infantry and the Corp of Engineers and retired as the director of Facility Engineering.

Blanchard attended four different high schools, received his Bachelor’s degree in geological engineering and his Master’s degree from Texas A & M in civil engineering. As a resident since 1978, Bob worked for the City of Sierra Vista for ten years as an assistant city engineer, the superintendent of Public Works and retired as a building inspector.

Bob has spent seventeen years as a Sierra Vista city council member, four years as a board member on the Planning & Zoning Commission, and almost two years as a board member on the Parks and Recreation Commission. He is a member of the Employee Benefit Trust, and is council liaison to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Municipal Property Corporation. He is currently on his 5th council term.

Bob has four children and eight grandchildren dispersed throughout the United States. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, specifically growing beautiful tomatoes and peppers that he generously shares with his friends and colleagues.