Gail Baer is promoted to JFCS VP philanthropic services

Jewish Family & Children’s Service promotes Gail Baer as its new vice president of philanthropic services. In this role, she will oversee the organization’s fundraising and donor relations including its planned giving initiatives, individual and corporate contributions, grants, volunteer and marketing programs, according to a press release. “Gail has been an integral part of our […]

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton celebrates with ribbon cutting

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, the newest hotel in downtown Phoenix, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Operations officially began in early May with the hotel opening its doors to guests a week ahead of schedule, according to a press release about the ceremony held on July 9 that attracted representatives […]

Paradise Valley council candidates opine Ritz-Carlton project progress

Local voters in the Town of Paradise Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 28 will elect a new mayor and three people to town council. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, who is running unopposed, is seeking the top spot of the local governing board while four candidates are seeking one of three seats on Paradise Valley […]

Pursued amendments push back Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley debut

While many have speculated on it and few have been able to provide concrete answers, Five Star Development officials contend the Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley resort community will begin to sprout sometime over the next calendar year. The Paradise Valley special-use permit — approved by a 4 to 3 vote in early 2016 — entitles Five […]

Knapp named Paradise Valley community development director

After a nationwide search, Deputy Town Manager Dawn Marie Buckland announced July 13 that she has hired Jeremy Knapp to fill the Town of Paradise Valley’s community development director position. The position oversees the town’s planning, permitting, and code enforcement functions, according to a press release. Mr. Knapp is currently the capital projects manager for […]

3 Arizona finalists named for interim Paradise Valley town manager

Paradise Valley’s elected officials will be considering three individuals to fill the position of interim town manager while a national search ensues. A July 11 Paradise Valley Town Council executive session and special meeting culminated in three municipal professionals — Ken Buchanan, Cynthia Seelhammer and Brian Dalke — being named as finalists to be interviewed […]

State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee researches unaccompanied immigrant minors at facilities

State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee is leading an effort by state lawmakers to learn more about what’s happening in Arizona with unaccompanied immigrant minors at facilities in Phoenix and throughout the state. She organized a meeting with lawmakers and state agencies Wednesday, July 11 to hear from Southwest Key, the non-profit organization running 27 immigrant […]

Derek Kaczmarek elected chair of Arizona tax law executive council

Dickinson Wright has announced Derek W. Kaczmarek, member partner in the Phoenix office at 1805 N. Central Ave., has been elected chair of the State Bar of Arizona Tax Law Executive Council. As chair, Mr. Kaczmarek will be involved with improving the education of attorneys and tax professionals in the laws of taxation, facilitating networking […]

Paradise Valley council candidates offer insights into the public record

Paradise Valley voters Tuesday, Aug. 28 will elect a new mayor and three people to town council. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry Bien-Willner, running unopposed, seeks the top spot of the local governing board while four candidates are seeking one of three seats on Paradise Valley Town Council. The town council candidates are: Ellen Andeen […]

Mountain Shadows Resort hosts Aug. 2 Paradise Valley Town Council debate

The iconic Mountain Shadows Resort will host the 2018 Paradise Valley Town Council debate where governing board hopefuls will deliberate local issues that matter. The event is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive in the Town of Paradise Valley. Paradise Valley Vice Mayor Jerry […]