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 […]

The Independent interview: Mary Hamway

Paradise Valley Councilwoman Mary Hamway offers insights into her newest political endeavor while giving Independent readers a glimpse into her public life and personality. Through a running question-and-answer series the Independent seeks to better understand those the product covers and the decision makers that shape the news that is reported. Ms. Hamway, who is running […]

Meet the coach: Carrie Markham

Xavier College Preparatory, 4710 N. 5th Street in Phoenix, has named a new head softball coach for the 2015-16 season, Carrie Markham. Ms. Markham was a four-year starter as a pitcher/outfielder at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management. “A successful team has a special bond, a culture that helps contribute to their success. You must have good leadership, motivation, and a willingness to succeed,” said Ms. Markham.

Paradise Valley Q&A Profile: Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group

Paradise Valley resident Jordan Rose has grown her law firm, Rose Law Group, to the largest woman owned Law Firm in the southwestern states.