Marie Lopez Rogers Archives

Avondale names new mayor after Rogers leaves


Avondale’s City Council has appointed a new mayor following a decision by Marie Lopez Rogers to resign the post to run for Maricopa County Supervisor. The council unanimously appointed Kenneth Weise to the post at a meeting Monday evening. Weise was first elected to the Council in 2006 and his term as mayor will expire… Read More →

GPEC analyzes impact of potential defense cuts

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today released findings and recommendations from its Aerospace and Defense Market Intelligence Program, a two-phase initiative that took an in-depth look at the region’s aerospace and defense companies to determine their strengths, weaknesses and readiness for the sequestration, federally-mandated automatic spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1 unless… Read More →

Avondale mayor named NLC president

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The mayor of Avondale has been named as the leader of the National League of Cities. The NLC made the announcement Saturday that Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers would be the organization’s president for 2013. Rogers says she is deeply honored to be elected to the one-year position. The vote on a new president came at… Read More →

Regional Planning Agency MAG Elects New Officers

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Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers has been elected to lead the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the regional planning agency for the Maricopa region. MAG is a Council of Governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization that provides a regional forum for discussion, analysis, and resolution of regional issues, including transportation, air quality, and human services. MAG… Read More →

Desert Peaks Awards Recipients Named

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During a special ceremony in June, the Maricopa Association of Governments will honor nine partnerships and individuals who have been selected to receive the 2012 Desert Peaks Awards. The prestigious awards are presented to those agencies and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting, recognizing, and attaining the ideals of regionalism. Recipients will be… Read More →

Cover Story – High Octane

Photography by Cassandra Tomei

High Octane With two major NASCAR races and a huge impact on the region, Bryan Sperber and Phoenix International Raceway add plenty of fuel to the Arizona economy   Activity in the West Valley has hit an all time high as new hotels and mixed-use developments suddenly appear in what used to be stark dirt… Read More →