Ellington is 1 of 3 in Arizona history to win US Kids World Golf Championship

When 7-year-old Beau Ellington isn’t making slime or fishing, she’s winning world titles in golf — and recently won the US Kids World Golf Championship for her age group. The Paradise Valley youth became one of three girls in Arizona history to win the title in Pinehurst, North Carolina where she was named world champion […]

Q&A: The shared economy, the Town of Paradise Valley and JBW

The Town of Paradise Valley Independent reached out to Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner to better understand his perspective specific to the fledging shared economy emerging within town limits. Mr. Bien-Willner — a lawyer by trade, an entrepreneur at heart — offers three examples of town efforts. They are: The Town of Paradise Valley has published a […]

The Independent Interview: Q&A with District 28 Rep. Aaron Lieberman

The Town of Paradise Valley finds itself a part of Arizona Legislative District 28 — spanning from Union Hills to Thomas Road, and from Interstate 17 to just east of Scottsdale Road Paradise Valley son, Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat, is a freshman Representative at the Arizona Legislature replacing Maria Syms, a Republican, at the state […]

Councilwoman Pace talks photo radar on Paradise Valley streets

The Independent reached out to Paradise Valley Councilwoman Julie Pace to get her perspective on the current state of affairs regarding photo radar devices and how she views the usage of the technology. Rep. Travis Grantham introduced HB 2208, which is a formal measure to prohibit the use of photo radar in Arizona — and […]

The Independent interview: Bob Lee

Looking out for others appears to be the professional calling for Paradise Valley Building Official Bob Lee. With a steely gaze and manicured mustache stolen from the grit of all things Americana, Mr. Lee is oftentimes the first and last to sign off on the internal integrity of a new or remodeled structure within the […]

The Independent Interview: Duncan Miller

If something happened and there was no one to record it — did it happen? Duncan Miller, Paradise Valley town clerk, has dedicated his professional life to the recording of the history of government and through that effort he has become an invaluable part of the municipality he serves. From the administration of elections and […]

The Independent Interview: Dawn Marie Buckland

Paradise Valley Director of Administration & Government Affairs Dawn Marie Buckland is a municipal jack of all trades, but her breadth of knowledge and expertise challenges the notion of a master of none. Prior to her career as a municipal employee that first started in the Town of Gilbert and has now blossomed at the […]

Q&A: Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins on Five Star Scottsdale entitlements

The Paradise Valley Ritz-Carlton development — a more than 100-acre luxury development effort — is beginning to sprout both its commercial and residential footprint. Over the last few weeks, two major developments have occurred: Five Star Development sold 23 acres of land to Shea Homes within the Ritz-Carlton community in the Town of Paradise Valley […]

Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins eyes end of political road

Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins says he is moving on from the local political arena at the close of his current term. Mayor Collins says he does not anticipate resting on his laurels during the remaining 22 months of his time at the helm of the Town of Paradise Valley. “I want to spend the […]

The Independent interview: Robert Levine

Local commercial real estate figure Robert Levine offers insights into his experience as a real estate professional and provides Independent readers with a snapshot of a man who built his career from the ground up — literally. Through a running question-and-answer series Independent Newsmedia seeks to better understand those the product covers and the decision […]