Tammy was originally elected to the Rowlett City Council and has been serving since May 2013. Tammy's primary interests are driving sustainable economic development, ensuring conservative fiscal management, providing an ethical and transparent government and improving communication between citizens and government.
Tammy is a Certified Public Accountant with 35 years of varied experience in the business community. Tammy currently owns and operates Seniors Helping Seniors, a local in-home senior care business. Previously, Tammy spent 11 years as an auditor with a national public accounting firm, 2 years as a Director of Operations over nine senior care facilities, and over 17 years in financial and operational management positions with a $4 billion software services company.
In addition to her service on the Rowlett City Council, Tammy is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Rowlett Long Term Recovery Committee, the Rowlett Economic Development Advisory Board, the City of Rowlett Audit Committee, and the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce. Tammy also serves on the Advisory Council for The Salvation Army Garland Corps. Tammy is a graduate of Leadership Rowlett and Leadership North Texas. Previously, Tammy has served on the Rowlett Charter Review Commission, the Emergency Preparedness Planning Council, the Senior Advisory Board, and the Downtown Development Task Force (Realize Rowlett 2020).
Tammy moved from Michigan to the DFW area after college graduation in 1981 and has lived in Rowlett since 2002. Tammy and her husband Barry Dana-Bashian, have two boys - Mitchell and Clayton. Mitchell is studying mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University and Clayton is studying international economics and philosophy at Texas Christian University with eventual plans to attend law school. Barry is a system engineer with L-3 Communications in Greenville, Texas.