Pima recognizes outgoing Mayor Dale Rogers

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Pima Town Manager Vernon Batty, right, presents a plaque to outgoing Pima Mayor Dale Rogers for his years of service to the town.

By Jon Johnson


PIMA – After nine years on the Pima Town Council, Mayor Dale Rogers’ tenure has come to an end.

During the Pima Town Council’s Tuesday night meeting, Rogers was recognized for his years of service to the town. 

Pima Town Manager Vernon Batty presented Rogers with a plaque from the Arizona League of Cities & Towns honoring Rogers’ eight years of elected service on the council and a Town of Pima baseball cap. 

Rogers was initially appointed to the Pima Town Council in September 2013 to fulfill the last year of former council member Sherri Rozzell’s term. Rogers has been elected to two terms and was selected by the council as its Vice Mayor in December 2014.

“I think this is a great community,” Rogers told the Gila Herald. “It’s been a pleasure to serve. I hope that I’ve made a difference and I hope the town is better because I had this opportunity. It’s been a blessing to me in my life to be able to serve and do this.”

On Jan. 4, the council elected Rogers as mayor when C.B. Fletcher stepped down. Fletcher was initially appointed to the Pima Town Council on Feb. 4, 2016, to take up the final year of former council member Don Carter’s term after Carter moved. The following year, in January 2017, Fletcher was selected by the council as the town’s mayor.  

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Dale Rogers tries on his new Town of Pima hat. Rogers isn’t sure what he’ll do next but intends on remaining local.

Rogers was up for re-election this year but was not selected. Pima re-elected Brian Paull to the council and elected newcomer Teresa Bailey. The council will have a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 15 to seat the new council and select a new mayor and vice-mayor. 

While he may no longer wield the gavel on town politics, Rogers said he doesn’t plan on going anywhere and will continue to serve in his community as he can. 

“Lots of irons in the fire but I don’t know exactly what’s next,” Rogers said.