Man on a mission: Giles Smith seeks Olympic gold

Swimming is a big part of Giles Smith’s life and he hopes to turn that passion into an Olympics berth by way of the Town of Paradise Valley. Smith, a Baltimore native, has made Phoenix and the Phoenix Swim Club, 3901 E. Stanford Drive in Paradise Valley, his home for training. He hopes that training […]

Hard at work: Paradise Valley IT department chugs along in update

A multitude of technology updates to the Town of Paradise Valley will be bringing staff and municipal departments out of the stone age, officials there say. The Paradise Valley Town Council received an update on what the Information Technology Department has worked on and where the department hopes to place its future focus. Steven Brunasso, […]

Paradise Valley approves memorandum with new public safety foundation

A new foundation is set to emerge with goals of benefiting the public safety needs of the Town of Paradise Valley. The Paradise Valley Town Council approved on consent a memorandum of understanding with the Paradise Valley Public Safety Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 chartable organization, at its Thursday, Nov. 15 meeting at Town Hall, 6401 […]

Paradise Valley OKs amendment to IGA involving public safety regional wireless cooperative

The Paradise Valley Town Council recently approved on consent changes to an intergovernmental agreement regarding the regional wireless cooperative’s governance document. The approval came as part of the Thursday, Sept. 13 Town Council meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. The council voted on an amendment to Resolution 1262, which is an intergovernmental agreement […]

Sister Lynn Winsor: 44 years at Xavier and going strong

Sister Lynn Winsor has been a member of the Xavier College Preparatory community for nearly 45 years, working with student-athletes in myriad capacities and leaving an impact along the way. Those efforts did not escape the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s eye. The AIA recently awarded Winsor its first Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual Champions Awards […]

Carter Clemmensen of Brophy named All-USA Player of the Year

Former Brophy College Preparatory soccer player Carter Clemmensen, a Town of Paradise Valley resident, was named the All-USA Player of the Year for his accomplishments during the 2018 season. TopDrawerSoccer.com made the selection of the All-USA team based on “performance, level of competition and strength of schedule,” according to a USA Today article. This award […]

Paradise Valley Town Council mulls Town Hall remodel

Paradise Valley Town Hall may undergo some changes in the near future as the town council discussed potential interim remodels of the building during the study session of its Thursday, May 10 meeting. Engineering Services Analyst Jeremy Knapp and Town Manager Kevin Burke presented two potential interim options to create more office space, consolidate information […]

Paradise Valley 2019 budget progresses into tentative budget after town council review

The Paradise Valley Town Council moved forward with its budget plan for fiscal year 2019, moving the plan to a tentative budget. Council poured over the budget plan at its Thursday, May 10 study session at town hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Town Manager Kevin Burke presented an overview of previous adds and deletes to […]

Paradise Valley approves contract for culvert extension on McDonald Drive

The Paradise Valley Town Council approved a contract with Markham Contracting to work on the McDonald Drive Culvert Extension Capital Improvement Project. The decision came at the council’s Thursday, April 12 council meeting at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, as part of the consent agenda. With the council’s approval, Town Manager Kevin Burke can […]

Mayor Collins unveils Volunteers in Paradise Strategy

Paradise Valley Town Council spent hours discussing its volunteer strategy for the upcoming year in hopes of establishing the “best possible volunteer organization” the municipality has ever seen. Along with the presentation of the plan, which Mayor Michael Collins called “Volunteers in Paradise,” the council moved forward with what it wanted to do regarding vacancies […]