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With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
A few months of searching to find a permanent leader for the district concluded on Feb. 11 with the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board’s vote to hire a new superintendent, although the decision came amid controversy over the process.
Mayor John Lewis will deliver news about what’s happening in Gilbert at the second-annual Digital State of the Town on Feb. 13.
The once cloudy futures of two Southeast Valley ice rinks are headed for brighter days.
We (the Town of Gilbert) are not blessed with two members of the council that have some confusion as to what their job really is. Mr. Taylor and Mr. Peterson appear to have no real grasp as to what their job is, they are supposed to be looking out for the best interest of the taxpayers of the Town of Gilbert. That means to lessen the burden on us taxpayers.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
I like prayer. I often pray, at least once a day, likely more. Our family prays each day at dinner, as we have for generations. We’ve discussed prayer over the years, that prayer is at least as powerful for those who pray as for those who are the subjects of prayer, that prayer helps us cope with those difficult times and celebrate the beauty in our lives.
The Town of Gilbert has signed on to participate in the Canada Arizona Business Council, making it the first in Arizona to do so.
Attention fellow Mesonians — a mental health care facility may soon be coming to your neighborhood. Now that the town — no — ‘citizens’ of Gilbert have successfully beaten back the attempts of Springstone health provider to locate there; where do you think they might be looking to go next? Hmmm! While the need for such a facility is warrented; its location must be based on more than real estate costs. Priority consideration must be given to the views of and effects on existing citizens. A suggestion: how about space at Eastmark.
To parents and residents living within the Gilbert Public Schools geographic area:
The City of Gilbert has an override vote for public education coming up in November. It is quite disturbing that radicals again are putting up signs saying “Destroy Public Education”. Gilbert used to have a very good reputation that citizens of Gilbert were quite proud of. As a 25-year resident I am very disturbed that these radicals that are now in public offices are going to ruin the once outstanding reputation that Gilbert once had.
Seven months after agreeing to move to a different location, the owners of a mental health facility are facing protests from a collection of local residents upset with the new location.
“Gilbert may reject U.S. funding.”
After significant growth over the last decade, the City of Mesa is revamping its transit plan to adapt to what city staff believes will be a large influx of people over the next 30 years.
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce’s leadership program has added almost 30 members to its Class XXII.
Patriotic music, inspirational messages, the flag flown at half mast and a moment of silence were all part of a stirring 9/11 Memorial Tribute help in Gilbert Wednesday morning.
The Gilbert Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday decided to recommend that the Town Council designate an arts, culture and entertainment district in the downtown Heritage District.
The Gilbert Police Department recently acknowledged the efforts of three people who engaged in life-saving activities during two separate incidents.
Town of Gilbert planning and development officials will continue reaching out to the community as they gear up to bring the proposed downtown Heritage arts, culture and entertainment district to the Town Council on Sept. 5.
In attending and speaking at the Aug. 1 Gilbert Town Council meeting, was appalled at what took place. I was there to speak against an issue of being in compliance with state law in having guns in public buildings. Two council members wanted to have the right for all to be able to arm themselves in public buildings — including the town council chambers.
The Town of Gilbert is set to hire a familiar face to be its new fire chief, pending the approval of the Gilbert Town Council.