Dale Erquiaga, a local writer and cultural planner, has been named the new executive director of the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation.
Erquiaga recently returned to the Valley of the Sun after serving as senior advisor to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. He has worked in government at the federal, state and local level and has a background in nonprofit consulting and strategic planning.
Long active in the arts, he is the immediate past chair of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), and a former board member of Arizona Citizens for the Arts. He has worked with many local organizations including Valley Leadership, the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Arizona Humanities Council.
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization established to further the unique cultural character and creative assets of the Roosevelt Row Arts District, to advocate for the continuing presence and role of the arts and small business in the revitalization of the district, and to foster a dense, diverse, and walkable urban community. For more information, visit www.rooseveltrow.org.