Collins: pursuit of Capital Projects Committee meant to help better inform community

Thank you to those residents who have participated in neighborhood meetings and discussions about the planned improvements along East Doubletree Ranch Road. Many of you living along this stretch of road have voiced concern over specifics of the proposed project as well as the lack of opportunity to participate earlier and more often in the […]

Collins: Paradise Valley in good hands under guise of Mr. Dalke

After interviewing and considering several candidates for the position, this past Wednesday Paradise Valley Town Council and I made the decision to appoint Mr. Brian Dalke as interim town manager. Mr. Dalke will replace outgoing Town Manager Kevin Burke who is leaving us this month for a professional opportunity across the Valley. Brian is expected […]

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 […]

Collins: Godspeed at Arizona Legislature Representative Syms

As we welcome Councilmembers Julie Pace and Scott Moore to the start of their term in office, we bid farewell to Councilmember Maria Syms and wish her the best of luck and success at the Arizona Legislature. My time working with Maria dates back to 2008 when we both served on the Town’s Planning Commission. […]

Michael Collins: no political interference during Brown investigation

Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone involved in the tragic accident that claimed the life of Paradise Valley resident Howard Brown. We can only imagine the lasting pain it has brought. Please know that you are in our prayers. Today I share with the community my observations relating to the accusation of political interference […]