Congratulations to City of Maricopa Recreation Manager Rocky Brown! Rocky is the recipient of the 2015 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award in the category of Emerging Leader and the recipient of the 2015 Young Professional Award from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.
Rocky manages the Copper Sky Multi-Generational Center and is responsible for all recreational enrichment and sports programs offered to the residents in the City of Maricopa and all field and facility rentals. He leads a full-time staff of 8 and over 100 part-time employees all of whom have great respect for his leadership, integrity, vision, humility and cooperative management style.
The City of Maricopa City Council had a great time visiting with U.S. Senator Jeff Flake. The Senator was given a tour of Copper Sky Multigenerational Center and sat down with Council as part of an agendized Special Meeting discussing the importance of the 347-Grade Separation Project and the associated TIGER grant application, continued support of the Feasibility Study being conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Lower Santa Cruz River Watershed, and for the federal designation of the southern portion of the proposed I-11 route.
A great turn-out at Honeycutt Coffee’s Grand Re-opening Celebration! Mayor Christian Price, Vice-Mayor Marvin Brown, Councilmember Nancy Smith, Councilmember Henry Wade, City Manager Gregory Rose, Police Chief Steve Stahl, and Interim Economic Development Director Denyse Airheart all participated in the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
The City of Maricopa City Council work session and meeting originally scheduled for August 18th are cancelled. The majority of the Council will be at the Arizona League of Cities and Towns Conference in Tucson. The next work session and meeting are scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st at City Hall.
The City of Maricopa is currently accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee, Industrial Development Authority Board, Heritage District Advisory Board, and Non-Profit Funding Evaluation Committee. You can read descriptions of the Boards, Commissions and Committees and apply online at www.maricopa-az.gov/web/boards-commissions-committees. Contact the City Clerk's Office at 520-316-6971 for more information.
Honeycutt Coffee, located at 44400 W. Honeycutt Rd. #109, is celebrating their grand re-opening on August 15th. The event will not only feature great deals on food and specialty coffee drinks, it gives customers the perfect opportunity to experience recent upgrades and new menu additions. Steve and Carol Dykstra, who purchased the business earlier this year, have shown their commitment to doing business in Maricopa by investing in new menu screens, upgraded espresso machines and an outdoor dining area. The menu has been enhanced as well. Customer feedback was instrumental in the addition of several new dining possibilities including quiche, Cheesecake Factory cheesecake and three new sandwiches.
City of Maricopa Firefighters Josh Eads, Dusty Jenkins and Chip Wright are seen here sharpening their tools before they head back out to battle the the Mad River Complex Fire west of Redding, California. The three left last week to help California crews fight the fire. As of Tuesday, August 11th the complex consisted of 7 fires totaling 19,963 acres and was 38% contained.