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Willie Black named Solid Waste Management Director by quotes
March 16, 2007, 10:04 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Mesa

Willie Black named Solid Waste Management Director

The City of Mesa has named Willie Black as Solid Waste Management Director, effective Monday, March 19. Prior to being hired for this position, he was the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Administrator.

Black has been with the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department since April 1982 and in his current position since July 1989. His duties included budgeting staff, equipment, supplies and tools in order to service more than 113,000 residential customers and more than 1,100 commercial customers; monitoring equipment repair costs and collection efficiencies and supervising more than 100 staff members who provide refuse and recycling service. Black has held various positions within the City of Mesa’s Solid Waste Management Department, including Foreman, Worker and Equipment Operator I and II.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

The Solid Waste Management Director manages and directs the functions and activities of the City’s Solid Waste Management Department.

Responsibilities include overseeing an integrated solid waste management program, recycling and refuse collection, disposal services, and household hazardous waste management.

Katie Pushor – President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce by quotes

New Tricks in Networking

New Tricks in Networking-Scottsdale Job Network Upcoming Meeting Topic.

Katie Pushor , President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will discuss new tricks in networking.

Scottsdale Jobs

NEXT MEETING:  MARCH 20, 9:30-11:30 AM

Katie Pushor, President and CEO
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

New Tricks in Networking
Katie Pushor will discuss the current state of the Phoenix economy, growth and job market. Katie will also provide information and insight into social networks like the Phoenix chamber, and offer stories of the many job transitions and “new tricks’” she has had to learn as she has gone from accounting to marketing to consulting to government to non-profit. 
Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 A.M. at Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

The Temple is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Temple Chai is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads.

Click here for a location map on MapQuest 

Resume reviews are offered on the third Tuesday before the meeting, 9:00-9:30 A.M.

Lifeguards and swim instructors needed in Mesa by quotes
March 7, 2007, 7:24 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, City of Phoenix, Mesa | Tags: ,

Lifeguards and swim instructors needed in Mesa

Lifeguards and swim instructors needed in Mesa

It’s fun, pays great and allows you to make a difference in your community. The City of Mesa is now looking for lifeguards and swim instructors for the 2007 season.

Lifeguard applicants must be at least 15 years of age and possess the American Red Cross Training certification. Candidates are required to =

take a skills test Saturday March 31 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Shepherd =

Aquatic Complex, 1407 N. Alta Mesa Drive. Lifeguard applicants must be =

able to swim 500 yards continuously. This includes 200 yards of freestyl= e and backstroke, plus 100 yards of either the breaststroke or freestyle.

Swim lesson instructors must be at least 16 years of age. Classes are =

being offered March 12-17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shepherd Aquatic Complex. A second session is being offered March 19-April 4 on Mondays, =

Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Stapley Aquatic Complex.=

Applicants must demonstrate stroke skills in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, basic turns and starts.

Pay for lifeguard and swim instructor jobs in the City of Mesa starts at =

almost $10 an hour. You can apply online and register for classes at For more information, call Mesa Parks, Recreation an= d Commercial Facilities at 480-644-2351.

Dr. Seuss – Spring Sensation by quotes

Dr. Seuss highlights free celebration

TEMPE, Ariz. – Families are invited to Spring Sensation, a free day of fun that celebrates Irish-American Heritage Month and Dr. Seuss’

birthday with activities, crafts and stories from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Tempe Historical Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue (Southwest corner of Southern Avenue and Rural Road).

Take-home crafts include the “Cat in the Hat’s” hat and a leprechaun mobile. Story times will feature Dr. Seuss’ cast of characters.

Scavenger hunts will send visitors on an adventure through the exhibit gallery.

For information, call 480-350-5100.

Women of the United Farm Workers Honored at Cesar Chavez Luncheon by quotes

 Women of the United Farm Workers Honored at Cesar Chavez Luncheon

The sixth annual Cesar E. Chavez luncheon celebration, “Honoring Women of the Movement: Continuing the Legacy,” will be from 11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Phoenix Convention Center West Building, Third Floor, 100 N. Third St. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farmer Workers of America, will be the keynote luncheon speaker. She will discuss her role in organizing the farm workers and as an advocate for farm worker’s rights. She also will highlight the contribution of the thousands of women who were part of forming the farm labor movement.

“We are excited Dolores will be with us for this special occasion to pay a special tribute to Arizona women who were involved in the farm worker labor civil rights movement in Phoenix from the mid-60s to early 70s,” said Francisca Montoya, Arizona regional director of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. “These women participated in the marches, grape boycott and assisted with Cesar’s fast in 1972.”

Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez and president of the National Farm Workers Service Center, will speak on the current situation of thousands of farm workers out of work as a result of the devastating freeze this winter. Gov. Janet Napolitano and Mayor Phil Gordon also will speak.

The luncheon program will feature a special film presentation of teachers and students involved in the “Educating the Heart” school program in Arizona. The musical group Cascabel will perform several songs including one dedicated to Chavez.

The luncheon acknowledges the accomplishments of Chavez, a civil rights activist, farm worker, labor leader and community crusader for nonviolent social change. Other events will be held during the month of March throughout the Valley to honor Chavez. View the Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning 2007 Calendar of Events.

Sponsored by the city of Phoenix and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation, this annual event will pay tribute to Chavez by recognizing his birthday as a holiday for city employees on March 30. (The official holiday is Saturday, March 31.)

Southwest Ambulance is the premier “Si Se Puede” sponsor contributing $50,000 along with other major sponsors including Maricopa County Community College District, PMT Ambulance, UFCW, Phoenix College and the Arizona Lottery. Media sponsors are KPNX-TV, The Arizona Republic, La Voz and

Tickets are $85 per person, $850 for government/nonprofit tables and $1,500 for corporate tables. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, call 602-272-0080, extension 3.

Jump Start Your Business program at Red Mountain Library by quotes

Jump Start Your Business program at Red Mountain Library

City of Mesa Library

For Release: March 6, 2007

Contact: Marcie Andrews

Red Mountain Library

480-644-3582 Tel

“Jumpstart your business” program at Red Mountain Library

Anyone starting or running a small business can learn about free community resources at the “Jumpstart Your Business: Free Business Resources” program, Tuesday, March 20th, 6:30-8:30pm at Red Mountain =

Library, 635 N. Power Road in Mesa.

The free evening workshop will feature presentations and information from many local resources, including the Small Business Administrations (SBA), SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business= , Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Self-Employment Loan Fund (SELF), Mesa’s Office of Economic Development and the City of Mesa Library. Following the presentations, participants can meet one-on-one with representatives and learn how to use the library’s business databases f= or business and marketing research. It’s a program designed to help local=

business start-ups and those running or expanding become more successful.=

No registration is necessary.

For more information about this program and the library, call 480- 644-2207, or visit

“WATERways” Debuts New Episode on Phoenix Channel 11 by quotes

 “WATERways” Debuts New Episode on Phoenix Channel 11Phoenix “WATERways,” the multi-award winning program created by the city of Phoenix’s Water Services Department, has debuted a new episode on Phoenix Channel 11.The 35 minuteWATERways 10,” hosted by Ken Kroski and produced by Annie DeChance of the Water Services Department, is an informative and entertaining episode that addresses numerous water and wastewater issues such as water quality, customer services and public awareness programs. The program also traces the department’s 100 year history being celebrated in 2007. Phoenix 11 actually is airing two versions of “WATERways 10,” each with different, amusing public service announcements. For a schedule of replays on Phoenix 11, visit or call 602-261-8937.“WATERways” has been honored by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers, the Telly Awards and as part of a recent Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards winner for Education and Communication.