Phoenix Arizona


Phoenix Arizona – All American City by quotes

It’s official: Phoenix Arizona is an All-America City – for the fifth time. National Civic League judges today chose the city as one of 10 winners of the prestigious, nationwide competition. Phoenix was one of 29 finalists presenting at the 2009 All-America City Awards in Tampa Bay this week. Phoenix is the only Arizona winner or finalist for the 60th annual awards.

A committee of approximately 60 people worked collaboratively on the presentation and award application, including 40 community members and 20 city employees. Phoenix highlighted newly developed urban education campuses (ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus and Phoenix Biomedical Campus) providing an economic boost, parks and land preservation strategies and the city’s innovative library teen spaces. The awards called for innovative, recent projects that meet major challenges and include the community in the process.

Participants were barred from using video, PowerPoint and visuals other than simple poster boards during their oral presentations.

“We are honored and proud for America’s fifth-largest city to be named an All-America City for the fifth time,” said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. “Our collaborative, progressive projects have improved education and the economy downtown, saved thousands of acres of open space, renovated and built neighborhood parks and provided unique spaces just for teens at all of our libraries. Working with the community means that everyone in Phoenix has a chance to help shape the future of our All-America City.”

The Phoenix delegation included Mayor Gordon, Councilmembers Michael Johnson and Michael Nowakowski, City Manager Frank Fairbanks and Deputy City Manager Rick Naimark, along with community members representing the highlighted projects. Others presenting: a student from ASU’s Cronkite School and a medical student from the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix in Partnership with ASU; two teen Phoenix Public Library volunteers; business representatives from Latino Vibe radio, which supports library teen reading programs, and the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation; a Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board member; a young adult who has worked and volunteered for Phoenix Parks and Recreation; and a senior who is a founding member of the Sunnyslope Village Alliance.

No tax dollars were used for any expenses. US Airways, FedEx Express, SuperShuttle, the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Phoenix Partnership all donated to the effort. The Phoenix Parks and Conservation Foundation and Friends of the Phoenix Public Library also supported the delegation.

Phoenix previously won the All-America City Award in 1950, 1958, 1980 and 1989. It is the country’s most prestigious community recognition award, honoring communities of all sizes for collaborative projects addressing critical issues.

Phoenix is Named All-America City For more information, visit ncl.org.

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Phoenix Arizona Volunteer Fair Phoenix Workforce Connection by quotes

Phoenix Workforce Connection

Join us at our Volunteer Fair where you can meet with organizations such as AZ Humane Society; the AZ Children’s Hospital; Sun Sounds; Catholic Social Services; Phoenix Youth at Risk; State of AZ; City of Phoenix and more. Help others while you help yourself!  Equal Opportunity Employer/Program  Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact 602-262-6776 or City TTY Relay / 602-534-5500 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.

• Network with those who share your interests
• Enhance marketability and skills
• Keep your resumé active

Phoenix Workforce Connection
9801 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

JOIN US FROM . . . 9 to noon, Thursday, June 25, 2009

Phoenix Workforce Connection Volunteer Fair

The Phoenix Workforce Connection (PWC) offers workforce, employment, training and career information in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Volunteer Fair at Phoenix Workforce Connection




Mesa’s City Hall at Fiesta Mall by quotes
April 29, 2009, 12:10 pm
Filed under: Arizona, City of Mesa, City of Phoenix News, Mesa, Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona | Tags: , ,

A popular and unique way to take City government directly to its
residents.

For the third straight year, the City of Mesa will be conducting “City Hall at the Mall” Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fiesta
Mall.

Several City of Mesa departments, including Transportation, Development and Sustainability, Neighborhood Services, Library, Water Resources and Energy Resources will have displays and information set up in Fiesta Mall’s Center Court.

Outside Fiesta Mall, Mesa Police, Mesa Fire and the Solid Waste Management Division will have displays in the south parking lot between Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The displays will include an emergency command van, crime prevention van, police cruiser, fire engine, ambulance and collection truck.

“This is a great opportunity for Mesa residents to learn more about the variety of services the City offers,” Mesa City Manager Chris Brady said.
“They can pick up information on everything from water and energy conservation to summer programs for kids to a list of upcoming events at the Mesa Arts Center and our City museums. This event has been popular the past two years at Fiesta Mall and I am confident this year’s City Hall at the Mall will be just as successful.”

Besides the City displays, representatives from Fiesta Mall will have a table in Center Court to discuss redevelopment news, including information about the new Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and In-N-Out Burger at the mall.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $200 Westcor gift card, as well as participate in a raffle for several prizes, including tickets from Arizona Diamondbacks, ASU, City museums and nearby restaurants.

For more information, contact Mesa Public Information and Communications Specialist Kevin Christopher at (480) 644-4699 or Fiesta Mall Assistant Marketing Manager Rachel Stevenson at (480) 833-5587.



SMCC Music Department Proudly Presents a Night of Jazz by quotes

South Mountain Community College Music Department Proudly Presents..

Jazz Festival 2009 with Pete Pancrazi
Friday, May 1, 2009 SMCC Performance Hall
7:30 pm

An Evening of Jazz with Guest Artist/Clinician Pete Pancrazi, assisted by Henry Rose, piano, Victor Bradley, bass, Edward “Buddy” Jones, tenor sax, and Earl Halliburton, drums.

Admission: $10 General, $5 Seniors/Students. All MCCCD students W/ID Free!

Saturday, May 2, 2009 SMCC Performance Hall
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Clinic on Jazz Improvisation with Pete Pancrazi SMCC Performance Hall

7:00 pm Saturday Night Jazz Concert featuring:
SMCC Day Jazz Band
Dr. Jerome Garrison, Director MCC Vocal and Instrumental Jazz Ensembles with Guest Artist Pete Pancrazi Henry Rose, Director

ALL SATURDAY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For more information call 602.243.8353



Free Income Tax Preparation by quotes

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation Sites

Phoenix Arizona — Community Information & Referral’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tax Assistance Hotline is available through April 15th This special Hotline, in cooperation with the IRS, provides information on locations where low and moderate income individuals and families can go to have their tax forms prepared free of charge. Volunteers at the sites are trained by the IRS and at certain locations, can file your taxes electronically, also free of charge. Call (602) 263-8856 or 1-(800) 352-3792 outside Maricopa County or visit our website at http://www.cir.org/ for details. 2008 EITC/Tax Assistance Hotline sponsors are Arizona Public Service (APS), Salt River Project (SRP), and Southwest Gas Corporation.

Last year (January 1, 2008 through April 15, 2008 14,318 callers were assisted by the EITC Hotline.

Community Information & Referral (CIR), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides FREE 24-hour Help Hotline services to ten Arizona counties, including the greater Phoenix area. Trained Information & Referral Specialists respond to calls for help, assess problems, and provide appropriate information and/or referrals to available community resources. Callers can reach the helpline in Maricopa County by calling (602) 263-8856 or, outside of Maricopa County toll free at 1-800-352-3792. Visit us on the web at: http://www.cir.org

Free Income Tax Preparation

Free tax help at VITA sites in Mesa Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The City of Mesa’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free basic tax preparation and free electronic filing… Read more »



Scottsdale Pavilions and Barrett-Jackson by quotes

Scottsdale Pavilions and Barrett-Jackson Partner to Host Car Show

Show off Your Car for a Chance to Win the Coveted ‘Barrett-Jackson Choice Award’, Plus Tickets to the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Event!

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Scottsdale Pavilions (Loop 101 and Indian Bend Rd.) will pair with Barrett-Jackson on Saturday, Jan. 10 to host a larger version of the Scottsdale Pavilions weekly Saturday night car show. While attendance to the Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show is already about 400 show vehicles many more are expected this weekend! The show will take place in front of the McDonald’s at Scottsdale Pavilions from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Barrett-Jackson is absolutely thrilled to participate in the Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show this weekend,” said Gary Bennett, Barrett-Jackson’s vice president of consignment. “The Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show is a highly respected weekly event among car buffs. This is a great opportunity for us to kick-off our biggest week of the year with the most dedicated car enthusiasts in the community.”

Car enthusiasts will not want to miss the Barrett-Jackson Coach and the Barrett-Jackson blimp flying over throughout the event. Barrett-Jackson will be giving away tickets to the Scottsdale Auction event every 30 minutes. To win, just sign up at the Barrett-Jackson Coach! Car show participants will have a chance to win the coveted ‘Barrett-Jackson Choice Award!’ Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson, and vice president of Barrett-Jackson Gary Bennett, will be there to judge the show cars. Six “Barrett-Jackson Choice Awards” will be awarded along with tickets to the Barrett-Jackson Auction on January 11-18, 2009 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The event will also feature the Casino Arizona trailer with prizes, an international band, and a DJ entertaining throughout the evening. Magazines and fliers will be handed out and Barrett-Jackson T-Shirts, hats, and catalogs will available for purchase.

“The Scottsdale Pavilions Car Show will kick-off one of the biggest weeks in the car auction industry,” said Marty De Rito, CEO of De Rito Partners Development, Inc. “We are here for the long run and hope to continue this relationship with Barrett-Jackson. Being part of an event like this really proves Scottsdale Pavilions is a window to the entire community.”

To have your vehicle judged in the show, simply show up! There is no need to enter. Steve Davis and Gary Bennett will be judging vehicles between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with awards presentation beginning at 7 p.m.



Changing Hands Bookstore by quotes

Changing Hands Outdoors – Hiking Arizona

Changing Hands Bookstore is proud to present Changing Hands Outdoors: A series of hiking events each with a unique theme to expand your mind, body and spirit. Each hike includes a sack lunch from the Wildflower Bread Company. You will be asked for a sandwich preference when making your reservation. Sign up is limited, so please call us at 480.730.0205, stop by or email for one or more of these hikes. Once you have registered for a hike, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the trail head. Ending times vary. Hikes are approximately 4-5 hours.

Family Hike
with author Robert Mesta

Robert Mesta

Saturday, March 28, 9am Author Robert Mesta leads a hike for children eight years and up (with an adult companion) to introduce kids to a whole new world – – outdoors.Robert Mesta is an ornithologist and a member of the Yaqui Tribe of southern Arizona. Mesta has spent his entire professional career working to protect, conserve, and recover threatened and endangered North American bird populations. Condor: Spirit of the Canyon is his first book.

Ages: 8+

Cost: $35 includes Condor: Spirit of the Canyon, two lunches, (one adult admission and one child). Each additional child or adult $7

Location: TBA

Changing Hands Bookstore – Hike and Birding

Changing Hands Bookstore – Hike and Nature Photography