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Being a mom is the best job I’ve ever had. It’s also the hardest. As a mother of an adopted child, Mother’s Day takes a on a different connotation, giving both my daughter and me an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of this day.

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The City Council recently came to unanimous agreement to call a general obligation bond election on Nov. 5, on three questions, with 58 capital projects totaling $319 million.

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Last year Scottsdale politics was dominated by the Desert Discovery Center debate. We were on opposite sides of that debate, sometimes taking direct swipes at each other on social media.

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In the spirit of Earth Day, I am working with staff and an energized Scottsdale Environmental Quality Advisory Board to find ways to find ways to save $GREEN$ by going GREEN.  Since 1970, environmental achievements have been bipartisan with awe-inspiring results.

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On March 23, 2019, I had the honor of helping lead a ceremony to congratulate 825 girls at the Girl Scout High Awards Celebration. Girl Scouts and their proud parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and friends filled a huge ballroom at the Glendale Civic Center.

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The month of April is very special to me. April is Autism Awareness Month. As with most “awareness” months, it’s an opportunity to create awareness for something that affects so many.  

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With at least 88 Arizona youths taking their own life over the last two years, the issue of teen suicide has been in the news lately and has garnered the attention of the legislature.

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Several years ago, the quality of life for many Scottsdale residents was severely impacted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Restricting United States immigration is not a new issue, though a President summarily disregarding Congress to fund a wall is. Nevertheless, President Trump is not the first American President to try to block American borders and probably will not be the last one.

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I’m now two months into the job as a Maricopa County Supervisor and I can tell you that the business of running the county is every bit as challenging, interesting and rewarding as I thought it would be.  

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A big thank you goes out to all of you who attended the Museum Square open house at the invitation of Macdonald Development and Councilwoman Solange Whitehead. 

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The 2018 General Election in Scottsdale was full of surprises – from the overwhelming Proposition 420 victory to staggering voter turnout – but the biggest surprise might have been the bipartisan cooperation shown by the two leading vote getters in the City Council election.

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Perhaps I’d been in the Valley a month when the phone rang at Scottsdale Progress headquarters. This was the spring of 1995.

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