Scottsdale Arizona


Mayor Mary Manross Files for Re-Election With Record Number of Signatures by quotes

Mayor Mary Manross Files for Re-Election With Record Number of Signatures

Mayor Mary Manross filed 3291 nomination petition signatures with the Scottsdale City Clerk on June 4, 2008.  This is double the number of required signatures and the most ever for a Scottsdale Mayoral candidate.  Manross said:  “I want to thank each and every member of our large team of enthusiastic volunteers who made this possible.  We will build on this momentum and focus on bringing home another big victory in November.

The Mayor is running for her third term with an impressive record of revitalization, preservation, new job creation and quality of life improvements in Scottsdale.  She recently announced key endorsements from community leaders: Dr. Art DeCabooter, Jamie Drinkwater Buchanan, Ellen Andres-Schneider, Jim Bruner and Virginia Korte who represent a true cross section of Scottsdale residents, business leaders, educators, preservationists, and supporters of the arts.

In a written statement Manross said:

“It has been an honor to serve as your Mayor for 8 years, along with another 8 years on the Council.  The clouds of uncertainty which hung over our city when I took office have been lifted.  It really is a bright new day in Scottsdale!

Today there is an all-time record $3.3 billion dollars of new private and public investment in downtown and southern Scottsdale where much needed revitalization is in full swing.  Our budget is balanced and it is going to stay that way.  Scottsdale’s AAA bond rating was, once again, reaffirmed in spite of a national recession.  For 10 straight years I have voted to reduce our property tax rate which has dropped from $1.57 in 1998 to $.79 today.  Scottsdale’s rate is less than half of neighboring Phoenix.

We have increased the number of Police Officers by 33% since I took office in 2000 and we are better off for it.  Violent crime in Scottsdale is at a 23 year low!  The 101 is also safer due to the leadership demonstrated by implementing photo enforcement on the freeway.

SkySong, the ASU/Scottsdale Center for Innovation, is effectively putting Southern Scottsdale on the global map and bringing $750 million of new investment along the McDowell Corridor.  The Waterfront and South Bridge are bringing new vitality to downtown.  Throughout our community, we have created over 20,000 new high quality jobs.

Our commitment to completing the McDowell Sonoran Preserve has never been stronger and we will soon be constructing the all important Preserve Gateway.  I have been a strong advocate for open space and as a councilwoman, voted to put the “Save our McDowells” initiative on the ballot.  In 1996 I officially proposed expanding the Preserve to include our beautiful Sonoran Desert, preserving 1/3 of our city as natural open space!  It is also critically important to our tourism industry, which along with the arts, really defines Scottsdale and demands that we maintain a high level of services.

I will continue to champion the Arts, revitalization, tourism, attraction of high quality, high wage jobs to position us in the global economy, continued investment in vital infrastructure, and completion of our Preserve to ensure that Scottsdale remains a city we all are proud to call home.

Under my leadership Scottsdale is Stronger, More Confident, and one of the Most Desirable places to live in America.  Let’s keep it that way!  Join with me, as together, we continue to build Scottsdale’s sustainable future and wonderful quality of life for your family and mine.

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Solicitation Opportunities by azhttp

Thank you for your interest in doing business with the City. Listed below

are ADDITIONS since last publication. There are currently 14 solicitations

out to bid.

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To view additional Construction and Non-Construction opportunities visit:

http://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/solicitations/

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****Architect/Engineering/Construction Management****

Currently there are no NEW requests available.

To view all current Request for Qualifications visit:

http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/projects/capitalprojects/RFQ.asp

To view information regarding planning and design phases, and status on

construction projects visit:

http://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/capitalprojects/project_list.asp

****Construction Projects****

Currently there are no NEW solicitations available.

****Non-Construction****

08PA014 – Purchase of Stihl chain saw loops for the Fire Department.

Due Date: 12/11/07, 2:00 P.M., Local Time

Contact: Karen Burleson, 480-312-5716

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SJN – Scottsdale Job Network by quotes

SJN – Scottsdale Job Network

WELCOME Job Seekers, Employers and Volunteers

SJN – Scottsdale Job Network – is a group of job seekers and others volunteering their time to help them in their career transitions. The group attracts speakers from industry, technology, government, finance, coaching and recruiting to discuss job search fundamentals including developing a marketing plan, writing a resume, networking and interviewing.

Scottsdale Job Network NEXT MEETING: TUES, OCT 2Guest speaker:

Peter Polk, Retired Healthcare Executive
Governor’s Task Force on Aging-Mature Worker InitiativePresenting:  Conversational Rituals

How can we overcome frustrations and avoid misunderstandings that result from gender differences in conversational style?  When conversational rituals are not understood, we tend to interpret them literally = misinterpreting the speaker’s intentions and abilities.  In every office, no matter what part of the world, and no matter what kind of business, there’s one activity without which no work could ever get done …… Talking.  In any job search, effective talking at an interview can result from knowing conversational style to apply whether the interviewer is a man or woman.



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 Jobing.com, the Scottsdale Job Network Phoenix Jobs Job Board and the City of Phoenix Jobs listings at Phoenix.gov.

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



Scottsdale Advisory Boards and Commissions by quotes

Scottsdale Board and Commission openings

  Aug. 15, 2007
  Contact: Brent Stockwell, Assistant to Mayor/Council, (480) 312-7288


 

Scottsdale residents invited to apply for advisory boards

The Scottsdale City Council invites Scottsdale residents to apply for positions opening this fall on several boards and commissions.

Openings will occur on the Human Services Commission, Judicial Appointments Advisory Board, Library Board, Loss Trust Fund Board, Neighborhood Enhancement Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Scottsdale Pride Committee.

Applications should be submitted by Sept. 14 to give Council members adequate time for review.

The Council will nominate from the applicant pool on Oct. 2. Those nominated will be interviewed on Oct. 23. After interviews, the Council will appoint residents to three-year terms.

Current members who have completed a first term are eligible for reappointment for a second, three-year term.

A complete listing of vacancies and an application form are available on the city’s Web site at http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov. Follow links for “Mayor, Council and Government” and “Boards and Commissions.”

The application form, which is valid for one year, can also be emailed to interested residents who call the City Clerk’s office at (480) 312-2412, or may be picked up in the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

All board and commission members need to comply with the city’s Ethics Code. More information on the Code is also available on the city’s Web site.



Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) by quotes

How to Sell Your Value as a Job Seeker.

Meeting Notice for July 17, 2007 meeting.

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a group of job seekers and others volunteering their time to help them in their career transitions.

The group attracts speakers from industry, technology, government, finance, coaching and recruiting to discuss job search fundamentals including developing a marketing plan, writing a resume, networking and interviewing.

The value of the SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support. Attendance is required at one meeting to become a member.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

NEXT MEETING: TUESDAY, JULY 17

Guest speaker: Jack Lindsley, Sandler Sales Institute, How to Sell Your Value as a Job Seeker”

All people, including prospective employers, make judgments about us early in the conversation. Learn how to communicate with a prospective employer in a way that will have them doing a “sales job” on you instead of you on them.

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Scottsdale Job Network (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.  

CONTACT US:

E-mail: info@scottsdalejobnet.com
Voice-mail: (480) 513-1491

Thank you,


 

Bill Austin, Scottsdale Job Network Board Member
AZhttp, Inc.



Scottsdale Job Network Meeting Schedule by quotes

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting Schedule

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ARIZONA Scottsdale Job NetworkMeeting Schedule

Meetings: first and third Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road , Phoenix , AZ 85032

JUL 3

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.

EXTRA! Beach Party!!

Help us celebrate Independence Day by dressing in your casual clothes (shorts, colored shirts, patriotic colors) for this meeting. We’ll stay after the business meeting for a deli lunch and additional socializing-networking.

No charge, donations appreciated.

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JUL 17

Jack Lindsley, Sandler Sales Institute

How to Sell Your Value as a Job Seeker

All people, including prospective employers, make judgments about us early in the conversation. Learn how to communicate with a prospective employer in a way that will have them doing a “sales job” on you instead of you on them.

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AUG 7

Rick Kidder, President & CEO

Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce

Public Policy Issues Affecting Workforce Development in Scottsdale

This presentation will focus on the Scottsdale brand, and whether that brand is in jeopardy as we look to the future.

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AUG 21

Harriet Moser

Franchise Resource Company

Exploring the Opportunities of Franchise Ownership

Advantages and pitfalls of franchise ownership are addressed as well as “hot trends, myths, investment and income expectations and how to evaluate the over 2000 franchise businesses available in the market today. Ms. Moser is a firm believer that “fit” is the most important aspect of identifying the best business opportunities for any individual