Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale a major milestone to ensure long-term sustainability of water resources by azhttp

Water is the lifeblood of a community and always a top concern of mine. I would like to share Scottsdale’s recent achievement which demonstrates our steadfast commitment to long-term sustainability of our water resources.

A major milestone has been achieved by Scottsdale. This past year we recharged as much water into the groundwater aquifers as was pumped out from wells. This balance is called “safe yield” and it ensures the long-term sustainability of the city’s groundwater resources. Several factors contributed to this achievement, including strategic planning and the construction of the Water Campus. Scottsdale recently received the prestigious Crescordia Award for our Aquifer Sustainability Program during Valley Forward’s annual Environmental Awards banquet.

“In 1980 Arizona passed the Groundwater Management Act that set the achievement of “safe yield,” a balance between groundwater withdrawal and artificial/natural recharge, as a goal for Phoenix-area water providers. To achieve “safe yield” Scottsdale had to overcome several challenges – primarily its historic 100 percent dependency on groundwater to supply its drinking water, and secondly, the city’s wells are located on the upper-end of the aquifer, making the community more vulnerable to water-level decline.

Scottsdale implemented an innovative set of water resource management strategies, which culminated in the city’s Aquifer Sustainability Program. Its surface water acquisition program was funded by the first impact fees in the state, developed by Scottsdale, dedicated exclusively toward water supply acquisition. The city now receives approximately 75 percent of its drinking water from two surface water supplies, the Colorado River through the Central Arizona Project, and the Salt and Verde rivers through SRP.

The city then maximized its reclaimed water supply through its Scottsdale Water Campus, which delivers reclaimed water directly to 23.5 golf courses in north Scottsdale for turf irrigation. To better manage groundwater conditions, the city initiated a complex groundwater modeling effort, and helped to establish a strong water conservation ethic as one of the founding partners of the Valleywide “Water – Use It Wisely” campaign.” Scottsdale achieved “safe yield” in 2006, a milestone that will help sustain groundwater resources.”

Even though safe yield has been achieved, residents are still asked to conserve water and to take advantage of the tips and tools available to them from the city’s Water Conservation Office. To learn more about how you can conserve water, please call the office at 480 312-5650.

Scottsdale is a leader in the Valley and the nation in conservation and in using artificial groundwater recharge to enhance the sustainability of the city’s water supply. This is an important part of Scottsdale’s overall water supply management strategy. Maintaining the city’s safe yield balance is the city’s next goal. Congratulations to Dave Mansfield and the entire Water Resources team.



Scottsdale Healthcare is hosting free lunchtime talks every week at McDowell Mountain Ranch Park, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.   The talks take place on either a Tuesday or Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m.  Talks cover a variety of wellness and nutrition topics, including strength training, creative meals, and in-home workouts. 

The talk schedule is as follows: ** Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Breathing** Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Nutrition Overview** Thursday, Oct. 25 – Creative Meals** Thursday, Nov. 1- Nutritional Tidbits** Thursday, Nov. 8 – Exercise Band Training

** Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Work out at Work

 For more information, call the park at (480) 312-MMRP (6677) or visit


Every year, hundreds of women are victims of domestic violence.  InScottsdale alone, the Scottsdale Police department, on average, takes 1,300domestic violence reports each year.  In Arizona and according to theArizona Governor’s Office, law enforcement officers respond to a domesticviolence call every 5 minutes. So far this year, there have been 72 documented domestic violence relateddeaths, according to the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence. If youor someone you know is in an abusive relationship or needs help, contact theNational Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.


Registration is under way for the city’s free Neighborhood College courses. The program

provides residents, neighborhood groups and homeowners associations with the

information and resources needed to become effective neighborhood leaders.

Schedule of upcoming classes (pre-registration required):

** Creating a Sense of Community through Neighborhood Watch, Neighborhood

Clean Ups and Block Watch. 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Via

Linda Senior Center, Room No. 6, 10440 E. Via Linda

** The Revitalization of Scottsdale. Learn about the tools and resources

necessary for the revitalization, restoration and renewal of southern area

residential and commercial properties. 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20, at the Granite

Reef Senior Center, Room. No. , 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

** Urban Wildlife, Roof Rats & Mosquitoes – Addressing the new “lions,

tigers and bears” of Scottsdale. 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Mustang Library

Auditorium, 10101 N 90th St.

** Code Enforcement Basics – Zoning, property maintenance, housing, signage,

graffiti and construction activity regulations are all found in the City of

Scottsdale’s Revised Codes. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Granite Reef

Senior Center, Room No. 7, 1700 N Granite Reef Road.

To register for any of the above classes visit:

For a complete list of Neighborhood College classes through November visit

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting by quotes

Please plan to visit Scottsdale Job Network at our next meeting on TUES, SEPT 4, 2007

There are no meeting fees or membership dues.
Guest speaker:
Robert Meade,
Recruiting Manager
DBL Distributing LLC
(480) 422-7763

Learn about this actively growing Scottsdale company, its history, products and services, growth plans, and staffing needs. Rob will discuss strategies to learn the skills hiring managers are seeking and how to communicate those skills effectively during an interview.

Meetings are held on the first and third TUESDAY mornings, from 9:00-11:30 AM. We are a community group that meets at and uses space provided free of charge by:

Temple Chai
4645 East Marilyn Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Temple Chai is centrally located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and south of the loop 101. Marilyn Road is just west of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads.

Meetings are open to the public.
We appreciate donations to cover our operating costs.

SJN is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN.

We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition. Many resources for finding Jobs in Phoenix are available through this website and via participation in the SJN mailing list, the Phoenix Jobs Job Board and by interacting with members and volunteers at meetings and afterwards.

Visit SJN Here.

Phoenix Jobs

New resources for Greater Phoenix Area Job Seekers.

The non-profit community support group formerly known as “Scottsdale Job Network” is expanding to cover much more of the valley of the Sun and is re-branding to SJN.

Phoenix Jobs resources have been added to the SJN Blog.

Some of the featured resources include, the Scottsdale Job Network Phoenix Jobs Job Board and the City of Phoenix Jobs listings at

Please stop by and take a look. We think you will find some of these SJN resources valuable in your job search.





For Independence Day, many people head for the hills or the beach planning picnics, fireworks and fun.  For those of us staying in town for the 4th of July holiday, Scottsdale Job Network offers the opportunity for fun networking!

Scottsdale Job Network is planning a Beach Party (without the ocean) at the Tuesday, July 3 meeting, 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.


Members are encouraged to leave business attire at home.  Arrive early (9 AM) for networking and socializing–come dressed in casual clothes.  Shorts, sun dresses, floral shirts, patriotic colors, plus sun glasses and straw hats are the preferred dress code!


Stay after the business meeting for a deli lunch (no charge and donations accepted) and more networking-socializing!
Meeting presentation:

Eric Walton, Chief Operating Officer
Camisa Technologies and SJN Board Member

Post Interview Strategies:  What Next?

This meeting will provide you with practical tools and techniques to follow up after all types of interviews. You’ll learn how to write quality thank you notes, and ways to communicate them. During the session we will practice follow-up discussions and other techniques designed to keep the employer interested, how to stand out among all the other interviewees, and how to get the job.

For more information:




Voice mail:        (480) 513-1491


About Scottsdale Job Network

The Scottsdale Job Network is a non-ecumenical group of community-minded business, government, education and non-profit professionals who volunteer their skills, experience and time to support the job and career transitions of others.  Membership is open to people who are unemployed or under-employed, and those who are willing to network, share their skills and help others. 

VisionScottsdale Job Network (SJN) is the premier career transition support group in the Valley.  

Mission: Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) provides low or no cost basic training, personal connections, access to resources and moral support for job seekers through a Valley-wide network of passionate volunteers.

Free Seminar on Financial Aspects of Divorce by quotes

Free Seminar on  Financial Aspects of Divorce at Arizona Center for Divorce Education will be held June 7, 2007 in Scottsdale Arizona.

OPEN YOUR EYES ABOUT DIVORCE – Free Educational Seminar about Divorce 

Arizona Center for Divorce Education

(Scottsdale, AZ – May 23, 2007) – 21 million marriages ended in divorce in 2000. The Arizona Center for Divorce Education, established in 2004, was formed by a group of professionals to help educate and assist individuals and couples with the financial, legal, and emotional issues faced during the divorce process.

Thursday June 7th they will be holding a free seminar, where a team of experts will advise on the financial, legal, and emotional pitfalls to avoid during divorce proceedings.

Participants will learn how to protect retirement benefits, credit rating, emotional health, and determine a fair division of assets. The seminar is open to the public free of charge, and will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Franciscan Renewal Center 5802 E Lincoln Dr Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 in the Brother Anthony Room.

“Divorce can be complicated. The decision to divorce comes with many options and considerations,” Cody Hayes, founder of the Arizona Center for Divorce Education. “The experts at the Arizona Center for Divorce Education address the legal, financial and emotional issues associated with divorce and are dedicated to helping the public become educated on the process in order to better prepare and protect themselves.”

The Arizona Center for Divorce Education is an educational organization comprised of experts in the areas of Arizona divorce law, mental and emotional health/well being, asset protection, credit protection, home and living options, child support, child custody and spousal maintenance. For more information, contact the Arizona Center for Divorce Education at (602) 373-8485 or visit to register for their upcoming seminars.

Free Divorce Seminar