TPV Mayor Michael Collins addresses Rotary Club of Scottsdale

Rotary Club of Scottsdale

Max Rumbaugh, RCS President, Honorable Mayor Michael Collins, with Rotarian/Speaker host Rachel Sacco.

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale is known for its outstanding speakers – nationally known innovators, high ranking legislators, top state and municipal officials, supreme court judges, high ranking military officials, sports figures (professional/university), artists, educators, business owners/professionals and more.

Michael Collins, mayor of the Town of Paradise Valley, provided Rotarians and their guests an update on the many in-progress town projects during a talk before the club on Aug. 31.

He talked about the status of the Paradise Valley’s Public Safety Task Force, which through its work and recommendations to council has created a community guide of wants and desires for the Paradise Valley Police Department to follow.

Those guidelines include a plan for the department and a complete overhaul of outdated technology ranging from mobile computers in police cruisers to up-to-date records management systems.

Attendees learned the mayor is committed to keeping public safety a top priority, to promoting minimal taxes and ensuring a prosperous resort community.

Scottsdale Mayor M. J. “Jim” Lane, along with several Paradise Valley and Scottsdale officials, filled the Lakeside Ballroom at The McCormick Scottsdale to hear Mayor Collins remarks.

Rotary Club of Scottsdale

Stacy Willyard, Rotary International Peace Fellow applicant with Dr. Honora Norton, Rotarian/Speaker host.

Stacy Willyard, a Rotary International District 5510 Peace Fellow applicant, also spoke to Rotary Club of Scottsdale Rotarians and guests about her peace and conflict resolution experiences in Uganda and Baltimore.

Ms. Willyard is a visionary artist who utilizes her talents and conflict transformation training to build peace in communities, by assisting the social/emotional development of young people toward resiliency, leadership and service.

Rotary International Foundation’s Peace Fellow is a full masters-level funded fellowship to one of the seven Peace Center Universities located around the world.

For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale’s upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations – go to

Visitors to club meetings are always welcome – call 480-945-6158.

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