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Mayor Mitchell's Newsletter April 2017

Post Date:04/27/2017 11:10 AM
 April  2017

Investing in a sustainable and resilient Tempe

MayorAtSOCLast weekend, I was proud to come together with our neighbors at the 2017 State of the Neighborhoods where we recognized the important work that’s happening in our City – from the transformation of Clark Park Pool into a vibrant community garden to alley clean-ups across the City. There is so much great work happening in Tempe that makes our community the vibrant, special place that it is – check out the full list of our neighbors who were recognized by clicking here.

At this year’s State of the Neighborhoods, we discussed the importance of investing in our homes, our neighborhoods and our City infrastructure. The City of Tempe is making key investments now that will pay off over the long-term – such as the installation of energy efficient LED lightbulbs in our street lights to the installation of solar infrastructure at the Johnny G. Martinez Water Treatment Plant. But we need the help of our residents too and there are programs available that can help take efficiency into the home, such as the Pilot Green Organics Program , the Low-Flow Toilet Rebate Program, among others. These investments, both big and small, really begin to add up and pay off over the long-term, but it’s critical that we work together for a sustainable Tempe.

Building a sustainable and resilient City is about more than recycling, energy efficiency and conserving water – it’s about building a strong economy too! We’re working hard in Tempe to build a resilient economy – one that can withstand market fluctuations. I’m proud of our work to attract diverse high-wage jobs to Tempe. Companies like ADP, Chase Bank, ZipRecruiter and others are flocking to Tempe because of the high quality of life, diverse economy and vibrant urban atmosphere we offer. In fact, we have added more than 28,000 jobs since 2012 and we talk to new companies every day that want to locate in Tempe.

The work that’s happening in our neighborhoods, in our schools, our parks, in business – it’s all so inspiring and goes to show that we’re on the right track. It goes to show that together we are preserving the great character of our City, while evolving to ensure Tempe is strong and resilient for generations to come.


Mark W. Mitchell
Mayor, City of Tempe

Upcoming Events

Chalk Art Festival ChalkArt

April 29, 2017
11:00 A.M – 6:00 P.M.
Tempe Marketplace

Join the community for the 4th annual Chalk Art Festival, where artists from the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance create chalk masterpieces on the pavement. The public can win professional chalk works, and kids can have fun with free chalk and instruction at the KidsZone.

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Movies in the Park: Happy Feet Happy Feet

May 5, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Kiwanis Park

Families are invited to watch “Happy Feet” at the free Movies in the Park series! A free movie will be shown at the park every Friday in May, and later showings include “The Secret Life of Pets” and “Finding Dory.” Bring blankets and picnic snacks for a relaxing evening with family members!

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Water Conservation WorkshopWaterConservation

May 6, 2017
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Eisendrath Center for Water Conservation
1400 N College, Ave., Tempe, AZ

The City of Tempe offers bi-annual water conservation workshops to residents to share ways to conserve water in the home. This workshop will center on the installation of laundry-to-landscape watering systems.

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Book of Mormon

May 18-28, 2017
ASU Gammage

The Book of Mormon illustrates the comedic adventures of two missionaries and their journey in Africa. With nine Tony Awards, this production has sold out shows in London and across North America, attracting international popularity. The New York Times praised the Book of Mormon as “the best musical of the century.”  

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 For a full calendar of Tempe meetings and events, click here.
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