Paradise Valley Town Council candidates discuss virtues of municipal leadership

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

Anton: I have officially announced my Paradise Valley candidacy

With great pride I, James Anton, announce my candidacy for the Paradise Valley Town Council. As a 33-year resident and serving as a member of the Paradise Valley Planning Commission, I have obtained even greater respect for our wonderful community and the many volunteers that allow us to maintain the quality of life we all […]

Alleged makeshift Villaresi resort operation awakens Paradise Valley neighborhood

A residential home within the Villaresi neighborhood in the Town of Paradise Valley is allegedly being used for commercial events, is upsetting neighbors, the local homeowners association and residents there contend a lawsuit may soon come to fruition. The home at 6347 E. Royal Palm Drive, within a 12-lot gated community, is being solicited as […]

Andeen: volunteering with the Paradise Valley Police Department, join us!

I love serving our town as a Paradise Valley Police Volunteer. The experiences are rewarding and the friendships long-lasting. And, I feel great about doing something good for our town residents and the police department. And, volunteering is an exciting diversion from my day job as a senior account executive in the financial services industry. […]

Statement of Direction approved by council for Lincoln Medical Plaza

The Paradise Valley Planning Commission will soon consider a redevelopment application for the Lincoln Medical Plaza. Town Council reviewed the Statement of Direction in a study session prior to a public hearing and vote later in the evening on June 14. A Statement of Direction is a document issued by Town Council giving the Planning […]

New Paradise Valley Hillside building rules meant to improve standards, transparency

Anticipated safety provisions to the Paradise Valley Hillside Code updates appear to appease both safety concerns and marketplace trends, a member of the local building community says. A collective of elected leaders, municipal engineering staff and local building experts agree anticipated changes to Hillside construction guidelines will enhance both safety standards and notification requirements as […]

Paradise Valley town manager tenders resignation June 12

Paradise Valley Town Manager Kevin Burke announced his resignation from the municipality just before noon Tuesday, June 12. He is reportedly taking a position with the city of Peoria, as that entity’s future public works director. Mr. Burke’s official resignation signifies a 60-day notice, with his last day being Saturday, Aug. 11. “Thank you for […]

Collins: Time of change for the office of town manager

This week Town Manager Kevin Burke announced that he has accepted an offer of employment from a municipality across town, and provided 60-day notice as required by his contract. Their gain is our loss but also an opportunity for both. Some of you may recall that Kevin was hired in 2014 to replace the retiring […]

Paradise Valley resident named Gatorade Arizona Boys Soccer Player of the Year

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, has announced Carter Clemmensen of Brophy College Prep, as its 2017-18 Gatorade Arizona Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Mr. Clemmensen is the sixth Gatorade Arizona Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Brophy College Prep, according […]

Former first lady speaks at inaugural Legacy Luncheon

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute and Hospice of the Valley presented its inaugural Legacy Luncheon honoring former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on April 25 at the Arizona Biltmore. Laura Bush, former first lady of the United States, was the featured speaker. Co-Chaired by Gena Bonsall and Penny Gunning, the Legacy Luncheon was created […]