Dale Ponder


Dale Ponder joined Children’s Museum of Yuma County’s Board of Directors in March 2015. Dale is currently employed by Crane Elementary School District No. 13 and has been with them since March 2006.  Since July 2015, Dale has served as Executive Director of Management Services, where he monitors, oversees and controls an annual budget in excess of $30 million, as well as over $85 million in capital assets.  He currently serves in the role of Treasurer for the board.

Dale also serves as the President of the Desert Southwest Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, and volunteers as the public address announcer for Gila Ridge High School’s Boys Basketball games.

Dale was born in Mesa, AZ, and spent 18 years growing up in Central Kentucky, prior to moving to Yuma. Dale is a 2002 graduate of Berea College (Berea, KY) receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. Dale and his wife, Lyndsay reside in Yuma with their daughter Ashlyn, and are excited to participate in this endeavor.


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