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Councilmember Yvonne Knaack - City of Glendale, Barrel District
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March 30, 2012
Barrel District Network News.The City of Glendale is updating the software system used to send this newsletter, the Barrel District Network News, and any other Glendale Bulletins you may receive. To continue receiving Glendale Bulletins, you must re-register by visiting the followingwebsite: http://www.glendaleaz.com/bulletins/subscribe.cfm. Just follow the simple instructions to create an account and choose the bulletins you would like to receive.
We are confident the upgrade will result in Glendale bulletins being much more user-friendly!
Restoration of Historic Site Preserves City’s Heritage.Glendale’s Adobe House and service station will be renovated to look like it once did in its earlier days, providing lasting evidence of Glendale’s heritage and history.
The two buildings, located at Grand and Myrtle avenues, is part of a renovation project funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Interior. The city has been restoring this area, known as the Myrtle Avenue Cultural Gateway Historic Entryway, since 2006. This most recent update involves exterior and interior restoration of both the service station and Adobe house, including roof repair and Adobe protection and fresh exterior paint. The project will be completed in June 2012.
The adobe house was built in 1936 by Ed and Bessie Morcomb who actually used earth from the site for the bricks. The corner was known for decades to thousands of local residents as the Morcomb family owned and operated the service station and later an auto and farm equipment repair shop until 2003.
Visitors and residents are welcome to visit the Myrtle Avenue Cultural Gateway, which has also become a popular stop on various historic preservation tours. For more information on this project and historical facts about Glendale, visitwww.glendaleaz.com/historicpreservation.
Driver Safety Classes for 50+.Did you know that AARP offers Drivers Safety classes to those over 50 years of age? Learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how Councilmember Knaack joined AARP Tax-Aide volunteers in thanking staff at the Glendale Adult Center for their assistance over the past 25 years in providing income tax assistance to Glendale residents. There’s still time to take advantage of this free service through April 17. Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. -1 :00 p.m. (first 50 people) and Thurs. 8 :30 a.m.-5 :00 p.m. (first 75 people). The Adult Center is located at 5970 W. Brown St. to operate a vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Find out to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. After completing the course, participants have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and know how to avoid potential collisions and injuries. The AARP Driver Safety course is available in classroom and online settings.
Additionally, according to AARP, participants may be eligible to receive discounts on insurance and roadside assistance plans, so consult your agent for details.Click here for more information.
Helpful Park Users Getting “Caught!”Pick up litter in a Glendale park, get a free Sonic drink! Caring visitors in Glendale parks who are
caught helping to keep the parks clean and safe are now being acknowledged through the “You Got Caught” program.
The program provides park users a small token of appreciation for doing something special in a Glendale park, such as cleaning up
litter, picking up after animals, providing assistance to someone in need, calling in problems in the park or alerting staff of graffiti or other
nuisances. Park staff noticing these individuals at Glendale’s parks will approach the helpful person and give them a “You Got Caught”
card. Currently, the card features a free drink courtesy of Sonic Glendale locations.
To report concerns or issues in a Glendale park, please call 623-930-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Councilmember Knaack
Council Office: (623) 930-2249
Keep Our Neighborhoods Clean!Recent rains have left many residential and commercial property owners with the challenge and chore
of getting rid of weeds and overgrown grass. Not only do overgrown weeds and grass pose a fire risk, but they can also result in code
violations and cause blight in neighborhoods. The Glendale Code Compliance Department is encouraging residents to take steps now to
control weeds and grass before they become a problem.
To help residents and business owners win the battle against weeds, Code Compliance officials are providing the following helpful hints:
•Keep grass and weeds cut and trimmed in your yard and adjacent right-of-way so they do not exceed six (6) inches in height
•Dig out already emerged weeds early before they get out of control
•Use herbicide (commercial grade or homemade non-toxic versions) on large weed areas, but be sure to keep it away fro
•Apply pre-emergent weed killers twice a year (fall and late winter before major rains is best)
•Stay on top of it! A little weeding twice a week will help you avoid a big job down the road
•Learn more lawn maintenance and care by checking out materials from the Glendale Public Library
Uncut weeds can attract insects such as mosquitoes, while dead and dry weeds can present potential fire hazards. Residents can
help keep neighborhoods safe and clean by maintaining their properties and reporting overgrown weeds or grass in their neighborhoods.
Potential violations and requests for additional information about City of Glendale property maintenance standards can be directed to
Green Festival – March 31.Join us for Glendale’s Annual Green Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 for free energy
saving devices, classes, industry experts from over 30 agencies and businesses and a free Family Zone. The event will be held at the
Glendale Main Library and Xeriscape Garden, 5959 W. Brown Street.Click here for more information.
20th Annual Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival – April 14-15.The city of Glendale’s 29th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival will feature a
tremendous lineup of local, regional and national entertainment in Historic Downtown Glendale April 14-15.
The city of Glendale’s Jazz & Blues Festival is not just about music, as the event will also feature fine artists working on-site, craft
artisans and delicious food and beverages.
The event will run noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Admission is free. Historic Downtown
Glendale is located at 58th and Glendale avenues. For more information, call the city of Glendale special event hotline at 623-930-2299 or
Shred It and Forget It - April 21.Bring old bills, medical records, bank statements and other documents with personal information to one
of two free upcoming shredding events in Glendale on April 21, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (or until the trucks are full). Events are at Cabela’s,
9380 W. Glendale Ave. and the Dairy Queen Shopping Center at 6768 W. Deer Valley Road. For more information call 623-930-4044.
Safely Dispose of Drugs - April 28.The Glendale Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are providing residents an opportunity
to safely and conveniently dispose of expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical substances and other medications. Controlled, noncontrolled
and over the counter substances will be accepted. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at two
locations: WalMart at 18551 N. 83rd Ave. in the northwest parking lot and Waymark Gardens at 5325 W. Butler Dr. For more information
A Day at Manistee Ranch.The Glendale Civic Pride Ambassador Foundation, with the volunteer assistance of the Glendale Civic Pride
Ambassadors, will host “A Day at Manistee Ranch,” an old-fashioned day of family fun on April 28, 2012, as a fundraiser for the Glendale,
Arizona Historical Society. This event has something to appeal to guests of all ages! Country singers, an antique car show, vintage
tractors, children’s games, and a petting zoo will add to the fun on the grounds of Manistee Ranch. In addition, self-guided tours of the
Ranch House and raffle drawings will be held. There will also be appearances by staff from the Wildlife World Zoo and Fallen Feathers
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manistee Ranch located at 5127 W. Northern Ave. Admission is $5 per individual or $10
per family. Parking is free, with entrance off of 51st Avenue.
May 13, 2011
City of Glendale - Redistricting Info Request Form. Based on the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Glendale is required to redraw council district lines. The Voting Rights Act states that all districts in the city must have approximately the same population. If you want to learn more about redistricting and provide your input as the process moves forward, sign up to receive information by clicking on the link below. We’ll keep you posted on meeting dates and how you can participate. Sign up here.
Glendale 2010 Water Quality Report.The city met all federal and state drinking water quality and environmental regulations in 2010.
The 2010 Water Quality Report is available online and is being mailed to all residents during May and June. Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), this document is required of all public and community water systems under federal law.
Click here to access the report online. A version of the report is available in Spanish to those who request it, by calling 623-930-2700.
For more information on Glendale’s water quality report and water quality programs, please call 623-930-3885 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/environmentalresources.
Glendale Public Library’s New Mobile Version Website.Accessing the library from a browser-enabled cell phone, PDA, iPad, or other mobile device just got a whole lot easier.
Glendale Public Library announces the debut of the mobile version of their website, making it more convenient than ever to renew items, look up titles or see what programs are on the calendar.
The mobile version of a website fits the screen size of the device, making navigation much easier by eliminating the need for excessive up and down or sideways scrolling.
Services on the library’s mobile site include catalog access, hours and locations, today’s events, account access, Ask-a-Librarian, e-Books and audiobooks. There is also a link to the library’s full website.
To visit the library’s new mobile website go to www.glendalelibrary.org/mobile.
Summer Art Camp at Sahuaro Ranch -Students are almost ready to put away their pencils and books for the school year, and Glendale’s Summer Art Camp is the perfect place for children to find fun, friends and creative expression.
The City of Glendale Summer Art Camp 2011 will offer an assortment of workshops for youths, ages 6-13. Classes will run from June 27–July 21. Among the many creative activities offered, participants can make art inspired by other cultures, discover screen printing, playwriting, print making, sculpture and plaster casts, and the use of found objects to create recycled art.
The workshops, sponsored by the City of Glendale Arts Commission, will take place in the Fruit Packing Shed at Sahuaro Ranch, 9802 N. 59th Ave. For a brochure and application form, go to www.glendaleaz.com/arts and click on "Summer Art Camp 2011." There is a $20 non-refundable application fee per workshop and student. For more information call 623-930-3547.
Council Takes Action on Arena Management Agreement
and Reservation Land
On Tuesday, the Glendale City Council approved a one year extension to its current Arena Management Agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL). The extended agreement allows for the team to remain in place for the NHL 2011-12 season; allows the NHL and staff additional time to complete the required agreement with an ownership group that will be committed to retaining the team in Glendale.
At the same meeting, the City Council approved filing an appeal with the Arizona Supreme Court in order to overturn a lower court decision that failed to acknowledge a portion of land owned by the Tohono O’dham Nation falls within the city’s boundaries due to annexation proceedings dating back to 2001.
Visit www,glendaleaz.com for more information on these topics or to watch the council meeting online.
May Green Living Classes Focus on Energy Use. Join us on Saturday, May 14 for the next set of free classes in the Green Living series presented by the City of Glendale’s Conservation and Sustainable Living Program. Classes will be held in the second floor boardroom of the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. The class times and topics are: Simple Savings 101 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Solar: A Brighter Future from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. These classes will repeat on Saturday, May 21.
Glendale residents and non-residents are welcome to attend. All classes are free, but advance registration is required. To sign up for classes, call 623-930-3760. Click here for more information.
Glendale Spark Awards. The Glendale Commission on Neighborhoods encourages residents to nominate a neighbor, volunteer, business, nonprofit or faith-based organization that has made a commitment to the Glendale community by helping and improving Glendale neighborhoods. If you know of someone like this, nominate the person or group for a 2011 Community Spark Award. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
Click here for nomination forms and more information including the six award categories. For other questions, call 623-930-2868.
Live at the Library. Join us for one of the West Valley’s most popular monthly musical series – Live at the Library. The series is held on the fourth Thursday of the month and begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. On May 26, Poet and hit songwriter Annie Moscow will entertain with her amazing vocal and piano tunes. For more information about the free music programs at the Glendale Main Library, call 623-930-3573.
Business Forum – Designing, Organizing and Growing Your Company. Business networking through the monthly Business Forum at Glendale Library is a productive way of establishing beneficial relationships with potential clients and area business people. June’s speaker, Steve Meisenheimer will present, "Designing, Organizing and Growing Your Company." Join us from 5:30–7:15 p.m., Wednesday June 1 in the large meeting room at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown Street. The event is free. For more information about the program or to RSVP, call 602-725-3246.
Pajama Party and Sidewalk Sale. Come out to Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of fun in the sun and sales galore! Pull out your favorite fluffy slippers, put on your most comfy pajamas and enjoy a day of shopping and dining all in the comfort of your pj’s! Start your day at the Glendale Visitor Center located at 5800 W. Glenn Dr., #140 to pick up a walking map. Gift bags will be given to the first 200 visitors. A canned food drive benefiting St. Mary’s Food Bank will also be going on. Click here for more information.
Reel Talk Film Series. Films of the 1980s are in the spotlight at Glendale Main Library this summer as film scholar Jeannie Berg returns for a sixth year with the popular, free "Reel Talk Film Series." The series is titled "Friends, Freaks and Far Out Movies of the 80s: A Film Viewing and Discussion Series." On June 4, Stand By Me (1986) starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman will be shown.
March 11, 2011
City Accepting Applications for Community Development Advisory Committee.
If you have ever thought about serving on a Glendale citizen advisory group, the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) might be of interest to you. Glendale is currently accepting applications for this committee with new responsibilities previously held by the Housing Advisory Commission.Neighborhood Representation is important to the success of this program, so please consider applying.
CDAC makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the allocation ofCommunity Development Block Grant funds to eligible area non-profit groups; advises City Council on policies related to the city’s Community Housing programs and the city’s Community Action Program (CAP). This committee also provides general advice on human services in Glendale as related to the administration of these programs.
Glendale’s citizen advisory groups assist the City Council in making important policy decisions that impact the community. These volunteer citizen advisory groups research, studyand discuss specific issues and then forward their recommendations to the Council.
To request an application to serve on the Community Development Advisory Committee,or any of Glendale boards and commissions, call the Council Office at 623-930-2249 or visit glendaleaz.com/boardsandcommissions. In order to be eligible, board and commission members must reside in Glendale.
Glendale Family Bike Ride.
Join us for the Glendale FamilyBike Ride on Sunday, April 10 at Sahuaro Ranch Park. Registration is from 7 to 9 a.m. and the ride begins
at 8 a.m.
This event is for all levels of riders, from kids to adults. Both the long(15-mile ride) and short (6-mile ride) routes take cyclists on a leisurely ride through Glendale neighborhoods and sections of the Thunderbird Paseo and Skunk Creek pathways. GUS the Bus continuously circuits the route to pick up any riders struggling with disabled bikes or aching legs.
This is a free ride with no registration fees. Snacks and water are provided at no cost at two rest stops along the route. Helmets are required and can be purchased at theevent for $10. The first 500 riders that preregister will receive a t-shirt.
Click here to register online.
Residents’ Input Sought For GO Transportation Program.Just over nine years ago Glendale voters approved Proposition 402, which dedicated a half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements and created the city’s Glendale Onboard (GO) Transportation Program. To date, the program has resulted in expanded transit services, enhanced traffic flow, improved safety at intersections, and further development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the city. Additional improvements are scheduled during the next several years.
The 7th Annual GO Program Open House will be held from 4:30-7:00 p.m., April 13 at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Dr. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions on such projects as the Light Rail, Grand Avenue, the Northern Parkway, Loop 303, and the Grand Canal and New River bicycle paths. For more information call 623-930-2940.
Loop 101 Restrictions this Weekend. Loop 101 northbound will be closed between Peoria Ave. and Bell Rd.for the HOV lane project. The closure will take place from
11 p.m. Friday, March 11 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12 and again from 7 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 13. Consider 91st Ave. to eastbound Cactus Road tonorthbound 75th Avenue as an alternate route.
Loop 101 northbound will be narrowed to one lane between Indian School and Camelback roads from 10 p.m. Friday, March 11 until 5 a.m. Monday, March 14 for the HOV lane project. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including 91st Ave.
Click here for more information on the HOV lane project. Click here for a full list of weekend freeway closures.
Click here for the City Council meeting schedule. Click here for past Council meeting agendas and minutes. Click here to watch a City Council meeting online.
Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival. Join us for the Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,Saturday and Sunday, March 19 & 20 atSahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Come out and enjoy over 200 performers featuring everything from folk and bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling. Click here for the schedule of activities including historic site tours, blacksmith demonstrations, children’s stage and activity area and workshops led by accomplished entertainers. Admission and most activities are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Live at the Library. Join us for one of the West Valley’s most popular monthly musical series – Live at the Library. The series is held on the fourth Thursday of the month and begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. On March 24, Shay Veno andJane Hilton will perform. This talented duo will provide an evening of heart-lifting Celtic tunes. For more information about the free music programs at the Glendale Main Library, call 623-930-3573.
Disaster Preparedness Class for Graduates of GU.If a natural disaster hit Glendale, how would the city respond? How would you respond? A new class sponsored by Glendale’s Neighborhood Partnership Office will educate residents on the city’s emergency plan.
Registration is now open for this continuing education class for Glendale residents who have previously graduated from GlendaleUniversity’s series of 101 classes. This two-session graduate course is an opportunity to find out how the city prepares for emergencies and organizes in response to disasters. Students will learn about the laws, processes and issues surrounding disaster preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, the class includes valuable information about how residents can help themselves and their families during a time of crisis.
This disaster preparedness course will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 at the Glendale Training Facility, 11550 W. Glendale Ave., located west of the Glendale Landfill.
For more information, or to register online, click hereor call 623-930-2868. The deadline to register is March 25.
Green Festival, March 26. The fourth annual Glendale Green Festival will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Glendale Main Library and surrounding Xeriscape Demonstration Garden located at 5959 W. Brown Street.
This free something-for-everyone event is a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about water and energy efficiency,recycling, gardening, alternative modes of transportation, and other green-living practices. Click here for event details.
Acoustic Jam.The Acoustic Jam Session is an opportunity for musicians to bring their own acoustic instruments and play round-robin style with fellow musicians. The jam sessions are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., in the large meeting room at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. An audience is welcome. The next Acoustic Jam is scheduled on March 30. For more information, call 623-930-3573.
After more than two years on the
sidelines, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
came out Wednesday in opposition to a sister tribe's
proposed casino in the West Valley.
Councilmember Yvonne Knaack - City of Glendale, Barrel District
New Cultural Tourism Efforts Highlighted by the City’s Historic Preservation Program. According to statistics from the Travel Industry Association of America, tourists include at least one historic activity in their plans while traveling.
Knowing how important this is for tourism, the city is capitalizing on a new historic initiative, known as the Myrtle Avenue Cultural Gateway, which is the latest renovation to complete the preservation of this area. The project will break ground soon with a scheduled completion for September 2011.
The city has been restoring the area at Grand and Myrtle avenues since 2006. This most recent update involves exterior and interior restoration of both the adobe house and service station, including roof repair, new windows and doors. Downtown’s 1935 Morcomb Adobe House and 1930 service station will look like it once did in its earlier days, providing lasting evidence of Glendale’s heritage and history, while enhancing the area. The renovation project will be funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Interior.
Another great historical preservation program that is gaining momentum is Glendale’s Bronze Plaque Program. Numerous plaques on some of the city’s historic buildings have helped familiarize residents and visitors with treasured historic places. Approximately 200 bronze plaques, funded by grants from the city’s Planning Department, have been installed throughout Historic Downtown Glendale.
Learn more about Glendale’s historic preservation efforts.
Win the Opportunity to Throw Out the First Pitch at the March 6 Spring Training Game.
If you’ve given up on your dream of ever pitching in the majors, it’s time to get your throwing arm back in shape. The city of Glendale is holding a contest to see who gets to throw out the first pitch at the March 6 spring training game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at Camelback Ranch – Glendale.
March 6 is Glendale Day at the ballpark and part of the celebration includes a chance to outshine presidents and recapture childhood dreams. To win the right to throw the first ball, all you have to do is show "I am the Ultimate Camelback Ranch – Glendale Spring Training Fan." Here’s how. Click here for contest rules and to enter online! Participants, who must be 18 years or older, are asked to write an essay of 300 words or less explaining why they are the ultimate fan. To further their case, participants can also submit an optional photo of them enjoying a spring training game or holding a sign declaring "I am the ultimate fan." The sign can be downloaded from the website.
Entries are due by 5 p.m., March 1, 2011. Essays will be juried by an Essay Review Committee. One winner will be announced on March 3.
Glendale University 101 Spring 2011 Semester - Register by Feb. 28.Sign up now for the Glendale University 101 spring semester! This free educational program, offered in partnership with Cox Communications, is for Glendale residents and business owners who want to learn more about the city of Glendale and how it operates. Each class highlights key functions of the city, such as police and fire, finance and budget, community services, public services and more. At the first class on March 7, participants will meet Glendale’s Mayor and City Council. Please click here for more information about this 10-week program. The last day to register is Feb 28th.
Plan your spring training adventure today!
Click here for everything you need for your trip to Camelback Ranch-Glendale including schedules, promotions, ticket discounts and more!
Green Living Classes.Join us on February 26 at the Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., for the following free green living classes.
• 12:30 to 1:30 Simple Savings 101 AKA Be the Biggest Loser
• 1:30 to 2:30 A Brighter Future, Solar Energy for Your Home
• 2:30 to 3:00 The "How-To" on Programmable Thermostats
Classes are held in the Auditorium. Glendale residents who successfully complete energy classes will receive free energy-saving devices funded through the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant. To register, please call 623-930-3760. Read more.
2011 Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award Nominations Due March 1.The city of Glendale Historic Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award.
The prestigious Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award was developed by the Historic Preservation Commission to recognize outstanding contributions by individuals and organizations to historic preservation initiatives in the city of Glendale. The award is named after Ruth Byrne, who has made significant contributions to historic preservation in the city of Glendale. Ruth served on the Historic Preservation Commission and is past president of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society. For more details, including submittal information and to download a nomination form, click here. Nomination forms are due by March 1, 2011.
The Business Forum Presents "50 Ways to Promote a Small Business on a Small Budget."The Business Forum at Glendale Library is an opportunity for business people to network with others and to establish beneficial relationships with potential clients. On Wednesday, March 2, the group will meet in the large meeting room at Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. The free event is from 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Attendees are invited to meet new contacts, exchange business cards and share their stories. Additionally, every month a featured speaker presents information on a variety of current business topics. March’s speaker, Helen Goldman, will present "50 Ways to Promote a Small Business on a Small Budget." Businesswoman Joan Howard is facilitating The Business Forum. Contact her at 602-725-3246 for more information about the program or to RSVP.
Downtown Glendale Hosts Three Events in One Day – March 5
• Artwerks First Saturdays• Walkway off 58th Ave. & Glendale • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Paris in the Spring French Market and Sidewalk Cafe• Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Open Air Market• 5734 W. Glendale Avenue, Historic Downtown Glendale • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about the March 5 events, click here or call the Glendale Visitor Center at 623-930-4500.
Nominations for Promoting Diversity Award 2011 due March 11.Each year, the city of Glendale and the Glendale Chamber Foundation recognize the accomplishments of Maricopa County residents who contribute significantly to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Glendale is now seeking nominations for the 2011 Promoting Diversity Award in honor of the late César Chávez. The award commemorates the powerful life and legacy of Chávez. For more information about the Promoting Diversity Award and to download the nomination instructions, click here. Nominations must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m. March 11, 2011. The recipient of the award will be honored at the Cesar Chavez Celebrating Diversity Breakfast on March 31 at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Drive. Helios Education Foundation president and CEO Paul J. Luna will give the keynote address at the event. For more information about the breakfast call the Glendale Chamber of Commerce at 623-937-4754.
Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival.Join us for the Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,Saturday and Sunday, March 19 & 20 at Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Come out and enjoy over 200 performers featuring everything from folk and bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling. Click here for the schedule of activities including historic site tours, blacksmith demonstrations, children’s stage and activity area and workshops led by accomplished entertainers. Admission and most activities are free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Contact Councilmember Knaack
Council Office: (623) 930-2249
February 4, 2011
Dear Barrel District Residents,
A Special Edition newsletter from the Gila River Indian Community was recently brought to my attention. The newsletter summarizes a lot of the issues involved with the proposal from the Tohono O’odham Nation for Reservation Land and a Casino on the border of Glendale.
I wanted to share this with you. Please click here, then scroll down to "May-Special Edition_Final" to read the publication.
Boards and Commissions. The Glendale City Council recently appointed several residents to serve on advisory boards and commissions.
Congratulations and many thanks to the Barrel District residents who have volunteered to serve. They are Arneida Miller, Citizens Advisory Commission on Neighborhoods; Garrett Simpson, Citizens Bicycle Advisory Committee; Marlene Versluis, Historic Preservation Commission; and Jerry Berntsen (chair) Judicial Selection Advisory Board.
These volunteer citizen advisory groups research, study and discuss specific Glendale projects and issues and then forward their recommendations to the City Council. Board and commission members must reside in Glendale. Residents can request an application to serve on a citizen advisory group or obtain more information by calling the Council Office at 623-930-2249 or visiting www.glendaleaz.com/boardsandcommissions.
Glendale Putting Stimulus Funding To Good Use. Glendale has received more than $11 million in federal stimulus funding in the areas of public safety, community services, energy efficiency and conservation and transportation, which has and continues to provide services, resources and savings to the city and its residents. With these funds, the city has been able to move forward with several community-based projects that would have otherwise not been possible. For a summary of funding Glendale has received, click here.
Especially noteworthy are the projects listed under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation grant, which are estimated to result in a savings of more than $497,000 in annual operating and maintenance costs, a substantial advantage for the city’s general fund. Furthermore, because Glendale was able to make these energy efficiency upgrades through the grant, the city is applying for rebates from Arizona Public Service (APS) and Salt River Project (SRP). If the rebates are received, they must be reinvested into other energy efficiency projects such as additional lighting retrofits and other energy saving projects.
For additional information on Glendale’s use of federal stimulus funding, visit www.glendaleaz.com/recovery. Glendale’s site also has links to the US government’s recovery website and further information on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The Glendale Chocolate Affaire continues through Sunday. Click here
for all the details.
Glendale Green Festival
The fourth annual Glendale Green Festival will be held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 26, at the Glendale Main Library and surrounding Xeriscape Demonstration Garden located at 5959 W. Brown Street.
This free something-for-everyone event is a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about water and energy efficiency, recycling, gardening, alternative modes of transportation, and other green-living practices. For more information about the contests, workshops and the entire Glendale Green Festival, call 623-930-3535 or click here.
2011 Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award Nominations. The city of Glendale Historic Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award. Nomination forms are due by March 1, 2011, and must be submittedto Jon M. Froke, AICP, Historic Preservation Officer, City of Glendale Planning Department, 5850 W. Glendale Ave., #212, Glendale, AZ 85301, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
The prestigious Ruth Byrne Historic Preservation Award was developed by the Historic Preservation Commission to recognize outstanding contributions to historic preservation initiatives in the city of Glendale by individuals and organizations. The award is named after Ruth Byrne, who has made significant contributions to historic preservation in the city of Glendale. Ruth served on the Historic Preservation Commission and is past president of the Glendale Arizona Historical Society.
The Historic Preservation Commission will evaluate the nominations and select the award recipient. The award will be presented during the month of May, which is National Historic Preservation Month.
For more information on where to pick up a nomination form or to download a form online click here.
From the Heart Applications Due March 14, 2011. "From the Heart" is a unique partnership of Glendale residents, the city of Glendale, the BHHS Legacy Foundation and local community agencies. Every "From the Heart" dollar stays right here in our community to support social service agencies that serve Glendale residents. The city is currently accepting applications from social service agencies that are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. For more information on the program and the application process, click here
Winter Antique Tractor & Engine Show. Join us for the 21st Annual Winter Antique Tractor & Engine Show presented by Arizona Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday February 12 and Sunday, February 13. The show is held at Historic Sahuaro Ranch, 9802 N. 59th Avenue. Enjoy tractor pulls, displays and more! Adults $5; ages 12 and under free. For more details, call 623-930-4200.
Fine Arts Exhibit at Sahuaro Ranch Park. Original art by Arizona artists is featured at the Glendale Arts Council Juried Fine Arts Exhibition held through February 20 at the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area Fruit Packing Shed, 9802 N. 59th Ave. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibit is free, but admission to the park will be $5 per person for those over 12 years old on Saturday and Sunday, February 12-13, during the 21st Annual Winter Antique Tractor & Engine Show. There is no charge to enter the park on all other exhibit dates. For more information, call 623-930-4206.
Coffeehouse. Acoustic music lovers are welcome to the Main Library Coffeehouse in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., on the third Thursday of the month. On February 17, Tom Whitlock and Desert City Ramblers will perform. Videos of these performers are available at http://www.youtube.com. For more information, call 623-930-3573.
Live at the Library. Join us for one of the West Valley’s most popular monthly musical series – Live at the Library. The series is held on the fourth Thursday of the month and begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. On February 24, Nuance Jazz Trio, one of the most diverse ensembles in the southwestern United States performs. For more information, call 623-930-3573.
Paris in the Spring - French Market. The third annual "Paris in the Spring - French Market" will be held in Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Join us for music, art, a vintage market, spectacular shopping and delicious dining. Start your day at the Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Dr., Suite 140 to pick up your walking map and free gift bag for the first 250 visitors. For more information, call 623-930-4500.
Glendale University 101 Spring 2011 Semester. Sign up now for the Glendale University 101 spring semester! This free educational program, offered in partnership with Cox Communications, is for Glendale residents and business owners who want to learn more about the city of Glendale and how it operates. Each class highlights key functions of the city, such as police and fire, finance and budget, community services, public services and more. At the first class on March 7, participants will meet Glendale’s Mayor and City Council.Please click here for more information about this 10-week program. The last day for registration is Feb 28th.
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Council Office: (623) 930-2249
New Year’s Holiday. City of Glendale offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, for the New Year’s holiday. Click here for information.
Glendale "Treecycling" - Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Locations. The Sanitation Department has established several sites throughout the city where residents can drop off trees for recycling. The "treecycling" sites will be open from Monday, Dec. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 9. Trees must be unbagged, and all decorations, tree stands and metal stakes must be removed. Click here or call 623-930-2660 for more information.
College Bowl Game Information. Glendale, AZ welcomes University of Oklahoma and University of Connecticut to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 2011 and Auburn University and the University of Oregon to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 10, 2011 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Tickets can be purchased via phone from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. MST by calling 480-350-0911. Along with the gridiron action, the games bring a multitude of festivities to enjoy. Click here for a list.
Public Safety Memorial Dedication Ceremony - Jan. 4, 2011. The public is invited to attend Glendale’s dedication ceremony for the Public Safety Memorial on Jan. 4, 2011, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Glendale Civic Center Plaza, 5750 W. Glenn Drive, and will showcase the new memorial tribute to Glendale’s fallen firefighter and police officers. Click here for more information.
Safety Improvements Project – 51st & Northern avenues. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), in partnership with the City of Glendale, has selected J. Banicki Construction to construct safety improvements at the 51st Avenue/Northern Avenue intersection. Improvements include the addition of right-turn lanes, bus bays, and new pavement, drainage, traffic signals and landscaping. In addition, raised median islands will be constructed at all four approaches to the intersection.
A Public Open House for the project will be held on Thursday, January 6th, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Glendale Main Library located at 5959 W. Brown Street, Glendale
Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2011 and be completed in July 2011. For more information, call 1-877-203-0042 or visit www.GlendaleAz.com/improvements.
2010 - Glendale’s Centennial Year in Review
• 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The city of Glendale rang in the New Year by hosting Boise State and Texas Christian University – and their fans for our fourth successful Fiesta Bowl game in Glendale. Read about this year’s Fiesta Bowl and BCS Game.
• Promoting Inclusiveness Award. In celebration of the life and the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the city of Glendale announced Chris Gossett, a teen coordinator at the Glendale Swift Kids Boys and Girls Club, as winner of Glendale’s 2010 Promoting Inclusiveness Award at the 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day luncheon. Click here for information on the 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day luncheon on January 14.
• 15th Annual Chocolate Affaire. Approximately 100,000 chocolate lovers brought their sweet tooth to downtown Glendale for the annual award-winning Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Read more.
• Online Video Library. Glendale Launched the Online Video Library with the latest videos, including past city council meetings, regular Glendale 11 programs like "Glendale Today" or "City Beat," and special features. Read more.
• Glendale’s Green Festival and Family Bike Ride. On March 27 two popular events, the Glendale Family Bike Ride and the Green Festival teamed up to create a fun-filled, educational day for the whole family. Read more.
• Glendale Sets Record for Visitors. March 2010 will go down in the city’s record books as its busiest month for visitors coming to the city. Between baseball spring training, World Wrestling Entertainment’s WrestleMania® XXVI, and Paul McCartney’s kickoff to his world tour, Glendale welcomed more than 387,000 visitors.
• Glendale Celebrates National Volunteer Month. Volunteers play an important role every day with their determination to better the community. Glendale has more than 1,400 volunteers city-wide who provide service to the city in the amount of more than $2.5 million and donate nearly 127,000 volunteer hours each year. Read more.
• DeVry University locates in Glendale. DeVry University chose Glendale’s Westgate City Center as its fourth Arizona location, occupying approximately 18,000 square feet, bringing dozens of new professional jobs to the city. Read more.
• Successful Sales Tax Amnesty Program. The city of Glendale’s first city sales tax amnesty program generated $1.3 million in
38 days. Business owners and landlords were able to pay delinquent sales tax and license fees and have all penalties, prior delinquent license fees, interest and related building permit penalties waived.
• Building Permits on the Rise. The Building Safety Department noticed a remodeling permit boom in the spring, which resulted in a 45 percent increase in residential permits and 154 percent increase in solar permits. Read more.
• Glendale Celebrates Dedicated Public Works Employees. The week of May 16 - 22 marked the national observance of Public Works Week. Glendale’s Public Works group includes more than 600 employees from the following departments: Field Operations, Transportation, Utilities and Environmental Resources. Read more.
• Glendale Summer Band Concerts. A long-held city tradition continued as the Glendale Summer Band celebrated its 44th season of evening concerts in downtown Glendale. Read more.
• Centennial. Glendale celebrated 100 years as an incorporated city on June 18, with celebrations and activities throughout the year. The city’s 100th birthday was a tremendous opportunity for residents and city officials to celebrate in such a manner to "Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present and Imagine the Future" of our great city! Read more.
• 2010 Spark Awards. Glendale recognized neighborhood leaders, community volunteers and businesses that have contributed to their community and improved the quality of the city’s neighborhoods with Spark Awards at the Neighborhood Leadership Forum on Saturday, June 26. Read more.
• Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau. On July 1, the Glendale Office of Tourism’s name changed to the Glendale Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB). The city-operated GCVB represents Glendale and the West Valley. CVBs throughout the country promote specific tourist and visitor destinations and are directly responsible for developing, promoting and marketing the destination.
• Luke Air Force Base. The Air Force selected Luke Air Force Base in Glendale as the preferred location for the new F-35 Pilot Training Center. Read more.
• International Garbage Truck Competition. Garbage trucks and their drivers rolled into Glendale from all over the globe to participate in the International SWANA Road-E-O at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
• Pedestrian Countdown Signals. Glendale received funding through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) from the federal government to install pedestrian countdown signals at 23 intersections in the city.
• Waterous Arizona Operations relocates to Glendale. One of the world’s leading mobile firefighting equipment manufacturers, Waterous, chose a 51,000-square-foot industrial building in Glendale as the new headquarters for its Arizona-based operation.
• Excellence in Financial Reporting. The city of Glendale received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
• Glendale Gains Funding to ‘Go Green." Glendale residents have a variety of resources available to help them "go green," thanks to education classes and the specialized training of a key Glendale manager who is the first municipal employee in Arizona certified as a Sonoran Sustainable Building Advisor. The city garnered an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to expand its educational offerings beyond water conservation to other topics of green living. Read more.
• Glendale Visitor Center Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary. In the 10 years since it opened, visitors from 46 countries as well as local and national tourists have stopped by the Glendale Visitor Center. Read more.
• Camelback Ranch – Glendale. The home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, was named winner of a 2010 WESTMARC Best of the West Award in the "Attractions, Entertainment & Destinations" category in the West Valley. Read more.
• Community Housing Division – ‘High Performer.’ The city of Glendale’s Community Housing Program was rated a "high performer" for the 16th consecutive year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the city’s administration of HUD’s Section Eight Housing Choice Voucher Program.
• Glendale Glitters. This year’s stunning display of 1.5 million lights was kicked off with the appearance Lauren Froderman, winner of this season’s "So You Think You Can Dance" national TV competition. Read more.
• Midwestern University. Glendale celebrated the 15th anniversary of Midwestern University’s expansion west from Illinois and the successful partnership with the city.
• Coyotes Agreement. The Glendale City Council voted on Dec. 14 to approve a new lease agreement between the city and a potential owner for the National Hockey League Coyotes to use the city-owned Jobing.com Arena. Read more.
• Preparing for College Bowl Games. The city has been hosting major sporting events the past seven years, and is always reviewing plans and creating new opportunities to enhance the experience for residents and visitors. Read more.
Above are just a few of the many Glendale news stories from 2010.
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Councilmember Yvonne Knaack - City of Glendale, Barrel District
August 27, 2010
Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update.The last city of Glendale Parks and Recreation Master Plan was adopted in February 2002. Since that time, many changes have occurred within the community and surrounding areas. This update will result in a detailed "road map" that will identify community priorities for recreation and park facilities, as well as outline a plan of action. Input from local interest groups, community organizations and businesses, public officials and private citizens will be critical to help establish priorities for current and future parks and recreation services, programs and facilities offered within the city of Glendale.
Join us to help shape the future of recreation programs and the parks system! The next meeting for the Glendale Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan Update will be held at
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 22 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St. Click here for more information on the master plan process.
Permit ‘101’ Training for Home Remodelers.Homeowners will learn how to save money on home improvement projects by taking advantage of available rebates and following the DO’s and DON’Ts of the permit process in an upcoming free permit 101 class being offered by the city of Glendale.
To help raise awareness of the permit process and educate on how to go green while remodeling, experts from Glendale’s Building Safety Department will teach residents everything they need to know about getting construction permits, why they’re necessary and the possible costs associated with various home improvement projects.
Participants will learn about everything from minor remodels to room additions and solar-powered systems. A part of the class will educate homeowners on where they can find the best rebates and incentives for everything from energy efficient appliances and windows to solar panels.
The class is Wednesday, September 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Glendale City Hall,
5850 W. Glendale Ave., second floor, room 2A. There is no costand free parking is available in the adjacent garage. To reserve a spot in the class, call 623-930-2800. Read more.
Adaptive Recreation.The Glendale Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of activities specially designed for individuals with physical, mental, emotional or social disabilities. Some of the upcoming activities and events include: the Fall Bowling Bonanza, Flag Football, Special Olympics Softball, a Sock Hop Dance in September, and a Goulies Dance in October. For more information about these activities, click here or call 623-930-4333.
Flu Shots and Blood Pressure Checks Available at Foothills.The Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, 5600 W. Union Hills Dr.,
will host Walgreens to administer flu shots and Midwestern University for blood pressure checks as part of its commitment to help build ahealthier community.
The flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, September 10 and 14 and from 4 to 8 p.m., September 21. The shots, for ages 18and older, are $29.99; they are free for people with Medicare, Cigna, United Health Care and Medco health plans. Schedule an
appointment by calling 623-930-4600 or stop by the Foothills center front desk. Walk-ins will also be accepted.
Blood pressure checks will be available from 3 to 5 p.m., September 15. This is offered free and is open to the public with no appointment needed.
Click here for information about programs and activities at the Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center.
Northern Avenue Storm Drain Project Update.
West of 61st Avenue:Restrictions continue for storm drain pipe inspection just west of and through the 61st and Northern Avenue intersection.
59th Avenue: Crews continue work north of Northern on 59th Avenue for storm drain lateral installation. Next week, traffic will be shiftedto the west so that crews can work on the remaining lateral and catch basin located on the northeast corner of the intersection. The work on the northeast corner is estimated to take approximately two weeks to complete.
For up to date information on the Northern Avenue Storm Drain Project, call the project hotline at1-877-203-0042 or click here for general information on all Glendale construction projects.
Click here for the City Council meeting schedule.
September Business Forum.Business networking through The Business Forum at Glendale Library is a great way of establishing beneficial relationships with potential clients and area business people. On Wednesday, September 1, you are invited to join the group in the large meeting room at Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. The free event is from 5:30-7:15 p.m. September’s speaker, Sharon Ravenscroft, will present "Protect Your Assets: Your Business and Your Family – Wills, Trust, Probate and Estate Administration."
Well-known businesswoman Joan Howard is facilitating The Business Forum. Contact her at 602-725-3246 for more information about the program or to RSVP.
Walk-in Small Business Counseling.No appointments are necessary for "Walk-In Counseling with SCORE" from 12:15-3:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 4, in the small meeting room at Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) can advise on all areas of business, from start-up information to marketing and accounting concerns. The counseling is free.
For more information about SCORE, call 602-745-7250.
Teddy Bear Day.Celebrate Teddy Bear Day with your beary best friend from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 in Historic Downtown Glendale. Great deals, cool treats and furry fun are in store. Start your day at the Glendale Visitor Center to pick up your free gift bag filled with downtown discounts and an event map. The Visitor Center is located at 5800 W. Glenn Dr., Suite 140. A teddy bear drive to benefit the Glendale Fire Department’s Trauma Teddy Program will also take place. For more information, call 623-930-4500.
Glendale Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month – September 16.The community is welcome to attend the Glendale Hispanic Network Luncheon on Thursday, September 16 at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Dr. Doors will open for registration at 11 a.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $350 per table. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau at
623-930-4500. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, September 8.
Authors @ the Teague – Betty Webb.Local mystery author Betty Webb will discuss and sign her second Gunn Zoo mystery, "The Koala of Death," during the upcoming Authors @ the Teague event at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 23 at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave. The program is free. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, please call 623-930-3439.
Ballet Under the Stars.Ballet Arizona’s "Ballet Under the Stars" allows communities to enjoy dance in a unique outdoor setting complete with a stage, lighting, costumes and beautiful Arizona weather. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a varied program, ranging from classical to contemporary. You won’t want to miss this perfect show for the entire family – it is a great way to introduce ballet to your children for the first time. Join us at 7 p.m., Sunday, September 26 at Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave. "Ballet Under the Stars" is free and open to the public. Read more about Ballet Arizona.
Contact Councilmember Knaack
Council Office: (623) 930-2249
Councilmember Yvonne Knaack - City of Glendale, Barrel District
August 20, 2010
International Garbage Truck Competition.Garbage trucks and their drivers will be rolling into the city of Glendale from all over the globe to participate in the International SWANA Road-E-O. The competition takes place at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, September 4,
8 a.m.-noon. Coined the Olympics for garbage truck drivers, this competition puts the best of the best drivers’ skills to the test on a fierce competitive course.
The free community event is sponsored by Beall Trailers of Arizona, and will take place on the north side of the stadium. Some of the activities include a "Touch-a-Truck" event, Recycling Games and Activities and a raffle to benefit the West Side Food Bank. Click here for more information.
Parks & Recreation Master Plan Meeting.The next meeting for the Glendale Parks & Recreation Department Master Plan Update will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 22 at the Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown St. Help shape the future of recreation programs and the parks system! Click here for information on the master plan process and the master plan being updated.
National "Take Back Initiative."The Glendale Police Department is coordinating a one-day collaborative effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from our nation’s homes. The "National Take Back Initiative" Day will be held on Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Target Parking Lot at 10404 North 43rd Ave. This is an opportunity for residents to safely and conveniently surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container. If an original container is submitted, we ask that you remove and shred any identifying information from the label. All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain in their original container. Intravenous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted. Call 623-930-2571 for more information.
Glendale Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month – September 16.The city of Glendale is inviting the community to its Glendale Hispanic Network Luncheon on September 16 in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The event is sponsored by the city’s Hispanic Network, an employee organization committed to promote cultural awareness and professional development. The Glendale Hispanic Network is proud to present Armando Flores as the keynote speaker for this event.
The Glendale Hispanic Network Luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, September 16 at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W. Glenn Dr. Doors will open for registration at 11 a.m. Individual tickets are $35 per person or $350 per table. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 623-930-4500. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, September 8.
Shred It and Forget It. Join the Glendale Police Department’s Community Action Teams Saturday, October 2 at the Target parking lot at 43rd and Peoria avenues for the next Shred It and Forget It event. Each household can bring up to three boxes of personal documents to be shredded on site. This free service will be offered from 8-11 a.m., or until the trucks are full. For more information, call (623) 930-2571.
Contact Councilmember Knaack
Council Office: (623) 930-2249