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Chief sustainability officer in turning Phoenix green

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Mark Hartman, Phoenix’s chief sustainability officer, has already enabled significant progress in the past year since joining the City of Phoenix team. Before his arrival, he worked as a lead sustainability officer in Vancouver, B.C., where he was well on his way to achieving his goal of making Vancouver the greenest city by 2020.  His desire… Read More →

City of Scottsdale invests to protect water supplies

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

The Scottsdale City Council has approved a three-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help protect Scottsdale’s water supply. The NFF’s work will consist of watershed improvement projects on National Forest lands in northern Arizona. Through the partnership, the City of Scottsdale Water Resources Division – Scottsdale Water – will invest $120,000 over… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Julie Watters hired as Phoenix Public Info Director

Downtown Phoenix, Photo: Flickr, squeaks2569

Julie Watters has been named Phoenix Public Information Director by City Manager Ed Zuercher, following a national recruitment. Watters comes from the city of Glendale where she spent 13 years, most recently as Communications Director. In Phoenix she will oversee the staff handling public information, and the city’s digital media team including the website, social… Read More →

Loose regulations have more teens trying e-cigarettes


The CDC says the number of teens smoking electronic cigarettes has tripled in one year. Use of e-cigarettes is not tracked in Arizona, but advocates say there is a need for tighter regulations, especially when it comes to younger people.

Goodyear ranks as 6th fastest-growing city in the U.S.


The city of Goodyear is the sixth fastest-growing city in the United States, according to rankings released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau ranked the top 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. with San Marcos, Texas coming in as No. 1. The town of Gilbert, which came in at No. 12, was the… Read More →

Goodyear Wins National Financial Reporting Award

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada again awarded the city of Goodyear the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013. The award was announced this month and is the highest form of… Read More →