Clarence Lund, 2004 Inductee
Known for his dynamic personality and enthusiasm for Fountain Hills activities during its early days, Mr. Lund was a senior vice president of J. Walter Thompson in Chicago, one of the largest advertising agencies in the world. He and wife Helen retired here in 1974, built one of the first homes on Glenbrook Blvd. and soon volunteered his talents to the new Chamber of Commerce. He chaired its Advertising and Tourism Committee from 1976 to 1980. He soon had Fountain Hills listed on state highway signs and put together the town’s first billboards. He became involved with the Fountain Festival, formed the Economic Development Committee and helped plan Channel 8’s “Great Sunday” (the forerunner of today’s Great Fair). Not content, he chaired the Civic Associations’ Beautification Committee and served on the town’s first Incorporation Committee. He was also a charter member of The Club, the private men’s organization.