Andeen: Fire safety, the need for defensible space

The Town of Paradise Valley has not been immune to fire. Growing up here I remember all too well the large fires we had on Mummy Mountain in the ‘70s and ‘80s. With the abundance of rain this winter and spring, the desert is overgrown with shrubs and weeds that are a fire danger in […]

Andeen: A sentiment of gratitude through service to Paradise Valley

Thank you to the Paradise Valley Police Department & Volunteers! Please consider becoming a Volunteer. Throughout my tenure as a Paradise Valley Police Department volunteer, I have been very specific with my reason for serving so here is “why” I donated my time and effort as a volunteer. I can assure you it was not […]

Andeen: growing up on the friendly streets of the 85253

I fell in love with Mummy Mountain as a child. I fell in love with Paradise Valley as a child. How could I not? I grew up living on the side of Mummy Mountain. I’ve walked, hiked and ridden my horse on this mountain. I had childhood friends who would ride horses to our house […]

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. […]