Mike Dunafon is the ninth Mayor of Glendale in the city’s 60-year history. Prior to his election, Mayor Dunafon served as mayor pro tem for eight years and has been a member of the Glendale Planning Commission since 1999 and chairman since 2004. A Colorado native, Mayor Dunafon has been a major player in initiating and shepherding the extraordinary transformation of the small City of Glendale into an entertainment capitol and internationally-known city.
Co-founding the first Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Dunafon launched a full-time effort to collaboratively unite the residences and businesses of the city into a single vision. He was also instrumental in establishing a community-wide newspaper, The Glendale News, which subsequently became The Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle. Additionally, with his guidance, Glendale became the first city in the United States to adopt rugby as the sole and official sport of the city. Today Glendale is known as “Rugbytown USA.”