City of Phoenix

City Council District 3

Councilwoman Debra Stark


200 W. Washington St., 11th Floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85003

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Councilwoman Stark's Statement on Retirement of Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams Council District 35/3/2022 8:30:00 PM Stark's Statement on Retirement of Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams<div class="ExternalClass00D0B24FECD5478BBF4397FCD8304682"><html> <p>"Chief Jeri Williams has led the Phoenix Police Department with courage, dignity, and professionalism for the past six years, and she has devoted her entire 33-year career to public service. As the department’s first female police chief, she made history. But Chief Williams never rested on her laurels. The role of police chief comes with great responsibility, which Chief Williams understood and worked tirelessly to protect and serve the community she grew up in. She has also led the department through challenging times and reforms. I look forward to working with the next police chief to continue supporting our men and women in blue who protect our community. I wish Chief Williams a happy retirement and the best for her future."​<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></html></div>
Councilwoman Stark Invites Community to 3rd Annual ‘Slope Fest & Tour de Sunnyslope Council District 34/1/2022 11:45:00 PM Stark Invites Community to 3rd Annual ‘Slope Fest & Tour de Sunnyslope<div class="ExternalClass85E2B4E458C8439BA093EE9D5D642D86"><html> <p>​​PHOENIX – The Sunnyslope neighborhood will host its 3rd Annual ‘Slope Fest & Tour de Sunnyslope from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Palma Park, 1135 E. Dunlap Ave. (12th St. & Dunlap).<br></p> <p>This free community event will kick off with a family friendly 5k bike ride led by the Desert Horizon Police Precinct bike squad, followed by a festival the whole family can enjoy. <br></p> <p>After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, ‘Slope Fest is back with more than 100 participating vendors and organizations. <br></p> <p>“We are pumped to have ‘Slope Fest back—the energy from our community groups is incredible. It is important for neighbors to come together and build bonds. ‘Slope Fest is a one-stop-shop where we can educate the community about resources, get to know each other, and promote crime prevention by taking back our parks,” said Jeff Tisot, organizer of the event. <br></p> <p>‘Slope Fest is Sunnyslope’s largest signature event. Nine community groups partnered to make the event a reality, including the East Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association and Block Watch, West Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association and Block Watch, Ocotillo Hills Block Watch, Palo Verde Block Watch, Hatcher Urban Businesses, PHX LUV, North Central Heights, North Central Canal Community, and Norton Vista Neighborhood Association. <br></p> <p>“Sunnyslope is a special neighborhood in Phoenix because of its history, diversity, and deep sense of community. ‘Slope Fest showcases that community pride,” said Councilwoman Debra Stark. “There are so many dedicated residents, business owners, and organizations who are motivated to improving the quality of life by working together to solve challenges in Sunnyslope.”<br></p> <p>Local businesses and organizations, along with City departments, social organizations, and health services are also coming together to offer services and educate the neighborhood about how to create an active and involved community.<br></p> <p>Other event features: </p> <ul> <li><p>Blood donation drive</p></li> <li><p>Kids zone</p></li> <li><p>Food trucks</p></li> <li><p>Live entertainment</p></li> <li><p>Demonstrations </p></li> <li><p>And much more!</p></li> </ul> <p>A full list of participating organizations, agencies, businesses, etc. is available <a href="" data-cke-saved-href="" target="_blank">online</a>. ​​​​​​<br></p><p>Event Contact: Jeff Tisot | 623-759-2881, <a target="_blank" data-cke-saved-href="" href=""></a>​<br></p> </html></div>
Councilwoman Debra Stark’s Statement on the Passing of Glen Spencer Council District 33/20/2022 12:00:00 AM Debra Stark’s Statement on the Passing of Glen Spencer<div class="ExternalClassBB22AE8218D044B09FCA9287B7638C5B"><html> <p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>“I am very saddened to hear about the passing of Glen Spencer, former executive director of the Aunt Rita’s Foundation. Glen was passionate about his work advocating for the LGBTQ community and those living with HIV. He touched many lives while dedicating his own to educating about prevention and care, fundraising, and ending the stigma for those living with HIV. Glen was a member of Phoenix’s Fast Track Cities Ad Hoc Committee, whose goal is to end HIV by 2030. At our last Fast Track Cities Ad Hoc Committee meeting, Glen announced that an anonymous donor made a $1 million donation in his honor to establish the Glen Spencer Ending the Epidemic Fund. Glen’s life will have a lasting impact, and he will be truly missed.”<br></p> </html></div>