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AWARD WINNING TEMPE FACILITY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING by azhttp

TEMPE (October 11, 2007) – Please join us as we celebrate the

newest and “greenest” facility in the Valley Metro transit system.

The public is invited to view and tour the East Valley Bus Operations and

Maintenance Facility at 2050 W. Rio Salado Parkway and understand more about

what makes a building environmentally friendly at the grand opening on

October 22.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a breakfast and facility tours

to follow at 10:30 a.m. Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and Scottsdale Mayor Mary

Manross will make remarks about the features of the facility at 9:30 a.m.

The facility was recently awarded the Valley Forward Association Award of

Merit for Buildings and Structures because of its innovative use of recycled

materials and use of local resources.

“In Tempe, we are working to create an economically, culturally

and environmentally sustainable community,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.

“This new facility is a tangible representation of that commitment and of

our ability to work together to make that sustainable vision a reality.”

The cities of Tempe and Scottsdale, along with Valley Metro,

will be celebrating this new facility that contains sustainable elements

that help to protect and conserve the Earth’s natural resources. Tempe and

Scottsdale are actively supporting Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design (LEED) certified buildings in their communities.

Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross said, “I am particularly proud

that Scottsdale and Tempe have supported a goal of LEED certification, and

with a Gold certification submittal for the facility’s administration

building it proves outstanding dedication to this effort.”

The new facility will provide and enhance future transportation

services in the Valley. The 24-acre facility will house 250 buses and 600

employees and include more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art

maintenance, fueling, bus wash and administrative “green” space. The

administration office will be submitted for LEED Gold certification and the

remainder of the project will be submitted for LEED Silver certification by

the U.S. Green Building Council.

Funding for the facility is a combination of Proposition 400

public transportation funds, local funds from Tempe and Scottsdale, and

federal funds. The event is free to the public.

Valley Metro/RPTA is an organization of 14 local governments

that provides or funds transit services to citizens in the greater Phoenix

metropolitan and surrounding areas. For more information about Valley Metro

public transit services, call Transit Information at (602) 253-5000; for

callers with TTY (602) 261-8208; or visit the Valley Metro website at

www.ValleyMetro.org <http://www.valleymetro.org/> . The ON THE MOVE logo

designates those transportation projects approved by voters in November

2004.

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Tempe’s crisis response team lauded nationally by quotes
December 11, 2006, 6:28 pm
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Tempe’s crisis response team lauded nationally

 

Award comes as CARE 7 celebrates 10 years in 2006

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – For the last decade, a dedicated group of staff and
volunteers responds whenever tragedy strikes in Tempe, comforting
victims and families in the aftermath of incidents like sexual assault,
homicide, robbery, suicide, drowning, domestic violence and fire.
Selflessly, they respond – sometimes in the middle of the night – and
never seek praise or recognition. Despite their modesty, accolades keep
coming.

 

The National League of Cities (NLC) awarded the City of Tempe’s Crisis
Response Team – known as CARE 7 – with the Silver Award in the 2006
Awards for Municipal Excellence. The award was announced at the National
League of Cities’ Congress of Cities and Exposition in Reno, Nevada, on
Dec. 8. The honor is one of several the program has received in its
10-year history, including being named a finalist in 2002 for Harvard
University’s Innovations in American Government Award.

 

CARE 7, a team of 25 professionally trained staff and volunteers,
provides around-the-clock crisis intervention services in Tempe. The
CARE 7 team gives emotional and practical support to the family or
person in crisis, enabling police and firefighters to handle law
enforcement, medical or fire emergency needs. The program’s name stands
for Crisis Assistance Response Effort. The numeral “7” is the Phoenix
Emergency Dispatch geographic locator for Tempe. 

 

Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman said he is proud of the sensitivity and
practical assistance CARE 7 provides at a moment’s notice.

 

“Our most vulnerable residents, from children to the elderly, are
provided the highest quality intervention and grief support during the
worst of emergencies, often during the most traumatic incident of the
victim’s life,” he said.

 

CARE 7 recruits new volunteers twice a year and trainees go through a
rigorous, 30-hour Crisis Intervention Training Program at a cost of $45.
Volunteers commit to two shifts (four or six hours) per month for one
year, and they attend a monthly meeting to discuss their work and
continue their education. All volunteers must be at least 21, able to
climb stairs and lift small children. For more information about CARE 7,
please call 480-350-8032 or e-mail care7@tempe.gov.

 

Interview opportunities are available with CARE 7 volunteers. To inquire
about possibilities, please call Judy Tapscott at 480-350-5432.



Insight Bowl is the topic of next Let’s Talk Tempe by quotes

Insight Bowl is the topic of next Let’s Talk Tempe
 

Tempe, Ariz.- Mayor Hugh Hallman and guest speakers will talk about the
new Insight Bowl during Let’s Talk Tempe on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from
7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave.

Speakers this month will be John Junker, President and CEO of the Fiesta
Bowl, and  Richard Fennessy,  President and CEO of Insight Enterprises.

 Let’s Talk Tempe is a monthly issues talk show taped before a live
audience and replayed the following month on Tempe 11.



Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe Points of Pride by quotes

Governor Napolitano to visit Tempe points of pride

 

Tempe to highlight affordable housing, multigenerational center and
Tempe Town Lake during Governor’s city tours

 

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe will proudly showcase a few of its
latest achievements when Governor Janet Napolitano visits the city
Monday, Oct. 30.

 

Tempe will highlight its efforts to foster affordable housing, its
achievement of opening a new multigenerational center in north Tempe,
and its unprecedented economic growth at Tempe Town Lake.

 

At 3 p.m., Governor Napolitano will visit families who have moved into
affordable homes through the Newtown Community Land Trust. She also will
meet representatives from Chicanos por la Causa and other organizations,
and hear about Tempe’s plans to increase affordable housing in the city.

 

At 3:30 p.m., the Governor will tour the new North Tempe
Multigenerational Center, at 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., south of
McKellips Road and east of Scottsdale Road. She will meet
representatives from the many organizations that operate the
30,000-square-foot facility, such as the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and
Maricopa County Head Start, and hear how the center will transform lives
in the community.

 

At 4 p.m., Governor Napolitano will take to the water and tour Tempe
Town Lake with Mayor Hugh Hallman, the Tempe City Council and key
business leaders. They will discuss the many development projects
underway at the lake and in the Mill Avenue District.

 

WHAT: Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe

 

WHEN: 3-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30

 

WHERE: The tour begins at 1109 S. McKemy St., in Tempe, at 3 p.m.



Mayor Hallman continues “Office Hours” series by quotes
October 4, 2006, 9:29 pm
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Mayor Hallman continues “Office Hours” series

TEMPE, Ariz. – This fall and winter, Mayor Hugh Hallman will travel
around town once a month, inviting Tempe residents, students and
business owners to share their feedback and concerns. “Office Hours,”
will be held the first Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at
various locations.

“Holding Office Hours is my chance to visit with Tempeans in their
neighborhoods on an informal basis, one-on-one or in small groups,
answering questions and – most importantly – listening to their input,”
Mayor Hallman said.

So far, the Office Hours series includes the following Tuesdays from
4:30-6:30 p.m. Future dates will be announced soon.

Oct. 3 – North Tempe Multigenerational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St.

Nov. 7 – Westside Community Center, 715 W. Fifth St.

Dec. 5 – Kiwanis Park Recreation Center, 6111 S. All-America Way



Cinderella Affair recognized with partnership award by quotes

Cinderella Affair recognized with partnership award

 

TEMPE, Ariz.- Since 2002, dreams have come true for high school girls in
the Valley who otherwise would not have been able to afford prom
dresses. Now the program has been recognized statewide with an award
commending the partnerships it has fostered.

 

The Cinderella Affair was the brainchild of Cheryl Hornyan, Gloria Fox
and their daughters. They enlisted the help of Tempe Community Council,
the City of Tempe Parks and Recreation Department, and the East Valley
Women’s League to set up a program to gather donated prom dresses and
give them to girls in need. 

 

Cinderella Affair was recognized in August by the Arizona Parks and
Recreation Association with the 2006 Partnership Award, which recognizes
collaborations of public and private groups that have made significant
contributions in the field of parks, recreation and cultural services. 

 

Mayor Hallman will highlight the award during the Mayor’s Announcements
portion of the City Council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in
City Council Chambers, 31 E. Fifth St.

 

More than 2,000 dresses are in storage today, thanks to the enthusiastic
support of the original partners, along with the East Valley Women’s
League and the Valley community. More than 100 volunteers offer their
services to the program each year. Every March at the Pyle Adult
Recreation Center, volunteers help the girls select the right dress,
shoes and accessories while a sewing group, the Needlewielders, provide
on-the-spot alterations.

 

Western States Dry Cleaning and Launderers Association provides free dry
cleaning once a dress is selected. The United Phoenix Firefighters
Charities and the Tempe Diablos financially support the program. In
2004, Mr. Formal began offering 50 free tux rentals for male students
needing prom attire. Last year’s prom season served students from 43
Valley high schools, including public, private and charter, as well as
schools in Florence and Prescott.

 

In 2007, Cinderella Affair is tentatively scheduled for March 30-31 at
the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E. Southern Ave., in Tempe. For
more information, call 480-858-2310 or visit www.CinderellaAffair.org
<http://www.cinderellaaffair.org/> .



Mayor Hallman introduces “Office Hours” series by quotes
August 29, 2006, 9:14 pm
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Mayor Hallman introduces “Office Hours” series

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – This fall, Mayor Hugh Hallman will begin traveling around
town once a month, inviting Tempe residents, students and business
owners to share their feedback and concerns. “Office Hours,” will be
held the first Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at various
locations.

 

“Holding Office Hours is my chance to visit with Tempeans in their
neighborhoods on an informal basis, one-on-one or in small groups,
answering questions and – most importantly – listening to their input,”
Mayor Hallman said.

 

So far, the Office Hours series includes the following Tuesdays from
4:30-6:30 p.m. Future dates will be announced soon.

 

Sept. 5 – Escalante Community Center, 2150 E. Orange St.

Oct. 3 – North Tempe Multigenerational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St.

Nov. 7 – Westside Community Center, 715 W. Fifth St.

Dec. 5 – Kiwanis Park Recreation Center, 6111 S. All-America Way

 

For more information or questions, call 480-350-8905.