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FundPHX: Get Involved with the 2020 Budget1625https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Sliders/S261.jpgFundPHX: Get Involved with the 2020 Budgethttps://Phoenix.gov/FundPHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1625 Help shape this year's budget. You can use an online tool to show your funding priorities. Learn more on the FundPHX home page. <div class="ExternalClass368A9F3922EA453D979C851A0FFA90DE"><p>Help shape this year's budget. You can use an online tool to show your funding priorities. Learn more on the FundPHX home page.</p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007F80A03ACE71234A93E8BBD7B87318C1Image
M3F Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park1633https://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Sliders/S266.jpgM3F Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Parkhttps://Phoenix.gov/MajorEventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/Media Assets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1633 If you love music and art checkout the M3F Festival at Margaret T. Hance, March 6-8. All proceeds benefit local Arizona nonprofit organizations! For more information on other major event visit Phoenix.gov/MajorEvents <div class="ExternalClass553A9B1BAFD647E9B8A0E6E62A3BC1DB">If you love music and art checkout the M3F Festival at Margaret T. Hance, March 6-8. All proceeds benefit local Arizona nonprofit organizations! For more information on other major event visit <a href="https://phoenix.gov/MajorEvents">Phoenix.gov/MajorEvents</a><br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F214007F80A03ACE71234A93E8BBD7B87318C1Image
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***CANCELLED*** Workforce and Economic Development Subcommittee Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/3242***CANCELLED*** Workforce and Economic Development Subcommittee MeetingPhoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., Meeting Rooms A, B, and C2/25/2020 5:00:00 PM2/26/2020 7:00:00 PMGP0|#395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0;L0|#0395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0|City Council & Subcommittee Meetings;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ This subcommittee will provide policy guidance on issues related to economic development; downtown; workforce; procurement; equity; international issues; Sister Cities; tourism; convention center; finance; IDA; major events; volunteerism; biosciences.
Census Career Fairhttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/housing/3435Census Career FairAeroterra Community Center, 1725 E. McKinley St.2/25/2020 5:00:00 PM2/25/2020 9:00:00 PMGP0|#2ea6b266-3501-451c-9af1-d62a956b9adf;L0|#02ea6b266-3501-451c-9af1-d62a956b9adf|Housing;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b Join the 2020 Census Team! Extra income Flexible Hours Work in your neighborhood​ Applicants who currently receive federal benefits, may be able to keep their benefits. Bilingual information session every hour followed by computer lab supprt for those who wish to apply on the spot. Apply on-site Bring a resume Dress to impress
City Council Policy Meetinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/city-council-subcommittee-meetings/3318City Council Policy MeetingCity Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.2/25/2020 9:30:00 PM2/25/2020 11:30:00 PMGP0|#395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0;L0|#0395e8bd3-40a8-4cb8-8b08-e9b3181222f0|City Council & Subcommittee Meetings;GTSet|#517b07ab-dd83-4937-994c-c703834583f1;GPP|#c91454cd-5b28-4d66-bc01-17d32298aa9b ​ At these policy sessions, the council discusses general issues and the meetings provide the council with an opportunity to hear presentations by staff on topics that may come before the council at the formal meeting. The policy session also allows the council to give general direction to staff for future city policies. During the policy session, the council will also publicly request information from staff or follow-up on issues of interest to the public, ask questions about the formal agenda, and hear reports from the City Manager. Visit the About City Council Meetings webpage for more information. Agendas will be available at the City Council Meeting and Packet Information webpage at least 24 hours before the meeting. Meetings are also aired live on Phoenix Channel 11 and online at ​ phoenix.gov/phxtv . *** End times are approximate. ***

 

 

Officer 'Caught on Camera' Doing Goodhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/993Police 2/24/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/993/Newsroom_Police_Mayfield.pngOfficer 'Caught on Camera' Doing Good<div class="ExternalClass77B423441C2D4DBD93ABBE7895492371"><html> <div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"> <span data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"> <span data-text="true">An observant member of the community is sending a 'shout-out' on social media to one of the members of Phoenix Police Department.</span></span></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-text="true"></span></span> </div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-text="true">The woman captured Officer Joe Mayfield on Saturday evening assisting an older man to his car.  The man was waiting in the parking lot for his wife who was inside the mall when he needed to use the restroom. </span></span></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-text="true"></span></span> </div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-text="true">Officer Mayfield saw the man struggling to walk and assisted him into the mall, and then back out to his vehicle.  That's when the community member captured this picture of Mayfield from across the parking lot.  You see Officer Mayfield holding the man's hand while walking him to his car.</span></span></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-text="true"></span></span> </div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"><span data-text="true">The man moved to the Valley in recent years after a successful career working in New York City.  </span></span></div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"> </div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0">Officer Mayfield did not know his picture had been taken and posted to Instagram.</div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0"> </div><div data-block="true" data-editor="44dp3" data-offset-key="d1h9l-0-0">It turns out that s<span data-offset-key="7s4l1-0-0"><span data-offset-key="7spth-0-0"><span data-text="true">hortly after this photo was taken, the same officer came upon another older couple trying to change a flat tire and stepped into help.</span></span></span></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolice
Driver Drags Man Who Cut Him Off in Convenience Store Parking Lothttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/988Police 2/21/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/zo_hfqbQm80Driver Drags Man Who Cut Him Off in Convenience Store Parking Lot<div class="ExternalClassFE25E4420DF145F0955235F016A5F7B6"><html>Police are looking for the driver of a truck who ran into a man walking out of a gas station, dragging him 50 feet on the grill of the truck before taking off.<br><br>The crime happened at 27th Avenue and Peoria on Sunday night.<br><br>The victim was in a black truck when he pulled in front of white truck in the gas station parking lot.<br><br>Based on surveillance video, about 60 seconds later the driver of the white truck pulls up next to the truck parked at the pump and appears to throw his drink at the vehicle.<br><br>Less than a minute later, the driver of the black truck leaves the convenience store and the white truck slams into him while he walking, dragging his body about 50 feet before the 34-year-old victim slips under the vehicle.<br><br>That man is recovering from serious injuries.<br><br>The suspect is described as a 30-35 year old white man with red hair and a beard.  He's driving a white and black 4 door Ford Raptor with a sunroof.<br><br>If you have any information to help solve this crime, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="http://www.silentwitness.org/" target="_blank">silentwitness.org</a>.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolice
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program - City Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/989PHXTV2/21/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/IrzBW1nFsaIVolunteer Income Tax Assistance Program - City Update<div class="ExternalClassFBF7C202F9EB4FDFBCE75120DD90F7E6"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix wants to help you save hundreds of dollars in fees to get your #taxes done. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program there are three alternatives for filing taxes for #free. For some, volunteers will do it for you as long you meet the eligibility requirements. Free services ensure all taxpayer's income, deductions and allowable credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)* are claimed and increase taxpayer education while promoting self-sufficiency. Find out how you can use this service on this City Update.<br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideophxtv
Director of Golf Named Southwest PGA Pro of the Yearhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/990Parks and Recreation 2/21/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/990/greg_leicht award2.jpgDirector of Golf Named Southwest PGA Pro of the Year<div class="ExternalClassB648FB4454744523A1DD8FF415D7C28A"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix Director of Golf Greg <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd19201"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd38955">L<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>eicht</span></span></span></span> was honored as the Southwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year for 2019 during an awards ceremony held Thursday night at Paradise Valley Country Club. This is the highest annual award bestowed by the Southwest PGA on a PGA Professional. <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd96881"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd84351">Leicht</span></span></span></span> is the 46th recipient of the award.</p> <p>"Words can't describe how honored I am to be named the Southwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year," <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd48293"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd36378">Leicht</span></span></span></span> said. "Being a PGA Professional in the Southwest Section means everything to me. I have been blessed to work at great facilities for outstanding individuals who supported me along the way. Throughout my career I have worked hard to always give back to the community, fellow PGA Professionals and the Section, and to be recognized by my peers with this tremendous honor means the world to me."</p> <p>The Professional of the Year award is given to those who have great leadership qualities, strong moral character and a substantial record of service.</p> <p> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"> <span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd72839"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd426">Leicht</span></span></span> </span> has served as the city's director of golf since 2018 and oversees the operation of its <a href="/parks/golf" target="_blank">eight municipal courses</a>. During his tenure, he's directed a variety of upgrades to those facilities, including renovated and re-branded restaurants that opened in 2019. Those improvements contributed to a 12.5 percent increase in rounds played during the 2018-19 fiscal year. </p> <p>In 2015, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd92665"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd46825">Leicht</span></span></span></span> was named to the general manager position at <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd90269"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd24194">Cascata</span></span></span></span> Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev., a high-end course owned by Caesars Entertainment. Under his leadership, revenues for the course grew to all-time highs. Also, during his time at <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd83379"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd16951">Cascata</span></span></span></span> he earned his PGA Certification in General Management.</p> <p> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"> <span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd70449"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd29305">Liecht</span></span></span> </span> has worked at number of courses around the Phoenix metro area, including the TPC Scottsdale, The Phoenician and Thunderbirds Golf Club, later named <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd17918"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd98354">Vistal</span></span></span></span> Golf Club. While at <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd90388"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd80541">Vistal</span></span></span></span>, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd68727"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd87467">Leicht</span></span></span></span> hosted the Special Olympics State Golf Championships for 12 years and continues to be heavily involved with that event.</p> <p>In 2014, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd11073"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd91231">Leicht</span></span></span></span> served as the 22nd President of the Southwest PGA and he continues to volunteer with the Section on committees and as a rules official at Southwest PGA events. His resume also includes leading the charge to create the Southwest PGA license plate in Arizona. Thanks to his navigation of the legislative process, the plate was approved in 2016, with proceeds of the sales supporting Southwest PGA Foundation initiatives.</p> <p>This is not the first time <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd99443"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd40315">Leicht</span></span></span></span> has been honored by the Southwest PGA, as he received the 2006 Southwest PGA Bill <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd9243"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd70195">Strausbaugh</span></span></span></span> Award for his work in mentoring fellow PGA Professionals, the Southwest PGA Player Development Award (formally the President's Plaque) in 2008 and 2009, and the National Special Olympics Conrad <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd27221"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd11000">Rehling</span></span></span></span> Award in 2011. <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd77341"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd43747">Rehling</span></span></span></span> was the founder of the Special Olympics Golf movement and spearheaded The PGA of America's efforts to introduce golf to Special Olympics. It is presented to PGA Professionals who give back to those with intellectual and physical disabilities.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.southwestpga.com/news/2019/19awards.asp" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd20881"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"></span></span></span><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.southwestpga.com/news/2019/19awards.asp"><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd29388">Read more ab<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>out Leicht</span> and the 2019 Class of Southwest PGA award recipients</a> </a></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreation
Phoenix Police Sergeant Rights a Wrong 60 Years Laterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/986Police 2/20/2020 8:12:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/986/Newsroom_Cole_Candace_3.jpgPhoenix Police Sergeant Rights a Wrong 60 Years Later<div class="ExternalClass0B32639C5B4E4653B316A02C6C3D6683"><html>​It was a hot Phoenix night last August when Patrol Sergeant Vince Cole first met Candace Ramsey.<br><br>It wasn't the crime report he was taking from her that caught his attention, but a framed Navajo Nation Police Patch.<br><br>As Sgt. Cole asked Candace about the patch, she beamed with pride for the man who wore that patch.  Her grandfather Gordon James was a Sergeant with the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety more than 60 years ago.  She shared that her grandfather was killed in the line of duty. <br><br>As a member of the Phoenix Police Honor Guard, Sgt. Cole asked Candace if she had gone to Washington DC to see her grandfather's name etched on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.  “His name is not on that wall," Candace said sadly. That's when Sgt. Cole knew he wanted to make that wrong right. <br><br>He got back to the office and put on his historian hat.  His research revealed James was a Korean War Veteran prior to becoming a police officer with the Navajo Nation Public Safety. On August 30, 1960 Sergeant James lost his life in the line of duty, killed by a drunk driver.<img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Untitled%20design%20(1).jpg" style="margin:5px;width:341px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /><br><br>Sgt. Cole reached out to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation.  After 6 months of work, on January 29, 2020, the Foundation informed Candace and her family that Sgt. Gordon C. James would be added to the memorial wall in D.C. on May 13, 2020 during the Annual Candlelight Vigil. <br><br>“I am so proud of my grandfather, it is such a great honor," Candace said.  <br><br>A chance meeting that united two law enforcement families together so one man's heroic actions will never be forgotten.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolice