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Valley Partnership announces 2015-16 Advocates Class

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured

Valley Partnership announced its 2015-16 Advocates class with this year’s 25 candidates selected from a record 49 applicants. “This is the largest number of applications we’ve received since the program’s inception – 12 more than last year. We’re thrilled with the response for just the third year of the program,” said Cheryl Lombard, President and… Read More →

Environmental Excellence Awards honor state’s best

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The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, held in partnership with SRP. The project is the first Made in America streetcar in nearly 60 years. Arizona Forward celebrated its 35th milestone anniversary of this historic program, in addition to the competition’s… Read More →

Valley Partnership Community Project earns Crescordia

Accepting Valley Partnership's Crescordia Award were, from left, Robyn Ratcliff, center  director for AFH; and 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project committee members Heather Markham, Dena Jones, Kaylynn Primerano, Peter Madrid and Katie Reiner.
by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership’s 2014 Community Project won a prestigious Crescordia Award Saturday evening at the 35th annual Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards. Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH), last year’s community project recipient, was honored in the Site Development Private Sector category at the Arizona Forward event at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. “We are so thrilled… Read More →

Legislative Update: digging deep for water

Colorado River Lake Meade

By Cheryl L. Lombard, President and CEO of Valley Partnership   A balanced compromise has been found with Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council to remove street car from the city’s final development impact program. In the July/August Legislative Update, Valley Partnership mentioned our concern of street car being included in the final program.… Read More →

John McCain to attend Valley Partnership breakfast

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Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, August 28. This month’s program will feature an update on the Valley’s restaurant driven development, including a look at the underlying economic factors at play and how adaptive reuse has become a driver for development. The panel will feature Matt Pool, owner… Read More →

Valley Partnership 2014 Community Project earns recognition

AFH 1: Finishing touches to the 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project at Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped included the addition of tactile sculptures that were donated and constructed by Trademark Visual.
by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events | Featured | In The Spotlight

Valley Partnership has announced its 2014 Community Project has been selected as a finalist for Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. Last year’s project recipient was Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The project is a finalist in the Site Development (Private Sector) category. AFH is a human services organization whose primary mission is… Read More →

Deadline nears for Valley Partnership Advocates applications

The "Class of 2014" advocates visit DMB Associates' masterplanned community Eastmark.

Valley Partnership prides itself on being the premier organization for responsible development. One important facet of that role is developing the industry’s up-and-comers. In 2014, Valley Partnership launched its Advocates program for its young professional members who are under the age of 35. Over nine months, the group of 20 advocates meet with mentors from… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2015 community project

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by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona today was selected as recipient of the 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project. The event is Nov. 7 at the Scottsdale Girls Ranch Campus, 8204 E. Monterey Way. For more than 118 years, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona has been dedicated to serving at-risk and underserved girls and young women. It… Read More →

Valley Partnership on conquering the hill

Arizona State Capitol

Valley Partnership defines itself as an advocacy organization with responsible development at its core. Behind the organization’s educational Friday Morning Breakfasts, networking mixers, fundraisers and annual community project, Valley Partnership has three committees that work year-round on the organization’s advocacy efforts on a federal, state and cities/county issues. “Keeping with Valley Partnership’s focus on supporting… Read More →

Valley Partnership counts its legislative wins

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By Cheryl Lombard, CEO and president of Valley Partnership Federal: VP’s role: –Provided a forum for a continuing and constructive dialogue between federal congressional representatives and the development community with our monthly meetings. Provided formal comments on the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule (“WOTUS”) and it potential damage to Arizona’s economic vitality. –As a… Read More →

The changing face of development: Cheryl Lombard

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If Valley Partnership is the voice of responsible development in the Valley, new CEO and President Cheryl Lombard is expected to be the deep breath behind it.  In mid-March, she transitioned from being director of government relations at The Nature Conservancy in Arizona to the leader of Valley Partnership. “We were looking for a transformative… Read More →

Concentrated Culture: The symbiosis of new-build and adaptive reuse

Portland on the Park, Courtesy of DAVIS

There are undeniable truths in commercial real estate. For instance — retail follows rooftops. However, when the right variables come together, the presence of retail can create a demand for mixed-use communities. This is a phenomenon Michelle Schwartz, associate at RSP Architects, has observed in her firm’s recent work. “Arizona has such a short history… Read More →

Valley Partnership releases community project short-list

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It doesn’t get any easier. The 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project planning process has officially begun. Sixteen grant applications were received, reviewed and ranked by hard-working committee members. The committee short listed the applications to four potential charity recipients. Juliana Norvell of Marc Taylor Inc., led the charge as the charity recipient liaison for the… Read More →

Valley Partnership reveals reality of residential real estate

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Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, April 17. The month’s program will feature an update on the Valley’s residential real estate market in 2014. Panelists will discuss whether 2015 will be more of the same or if the industry will finally see the uptick many believe is around… Read More →