Duane Blumberg came to Sahuarita in 2005; he was elected to Town Council in 2009. His professional career involved academics and economic development. He was selected by Town Council to be Mayor in June of 2011.
A Ph.D. mathematician, Blumberg spent 35 years at the University of Louisiana, where he was a faculty member, department chairman, Dean of the College of Sciences, and Vice President. As Vice President, he supervised the University’s specialized research and development centers and its research park, and helped to form partnerships between companies and faculty members for the commercialization of university research.
Following his academic career, Blumberg was appointed by the Governor as Louisiana’s Deputy Secretary of Economic Development. In this capacity, he served as chief administrative officer of the department, led efforts to strengthen the contributions of the state’s higher education institutions to economic development, and was involved with several major development projects.
Blumberg is particularly interested in the implementation of Sahuarita’s Strategic Plan for Economic Development, which envisions the creation of a diverse and sustainable economy that creates wealth and opportunities for its residents, and generates revenues to provide needed public services and infrastructure.
Blumberg and his wife, Margaret, have been married for 45 years and now reside in the Quail Creek community. Their son and his family live in Europe.
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