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Heat Expert to Lead City’s New Heat Response & Mitigation Officehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2060City Manager9/14/2021 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2060/Newsroom_Hondula_Heat.pngHeat Expert to Lead City’s New Heat Response & Mitigation Office<div class="ExternalClass0F36FDEE802D433EB23512D0E0290230"><html>​Phoenix has announced an ASU Environmental Sciences Professor will lead a first of its kind Office of Heat Response and Mitigation. <br><br>ASU Associate Professor David Hondula will lead the office approved by the Phoenix City Council as part of the 2021-22 budget. The Office of Heat Response & Mitigation will establish a strategic action plan to address the growing hazard of urban heat, which threatens the City's economic viability and health and well-being of vulnerable residents. <br><br>“Addressing the public health and environmental challenges posed by extreme heat is a key priority, and a central component of our city's efforts to address climate change," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Already, Phoenix is recognized as a leader in cooling strategies and support for heat vulnerable residents, and this investment is reflective of Phoenix's continued commitment to develop innovative solutions to ensure our city's health and livability. I welcome the wealth of knowledge Dr. Hondula brings to this new role. Under his leadership, this office will work across departments and with external partners to build the vision of a cooler, more sustainable Phoenix, and to develop and implement the tangible actions it will take to achieve it." <br><br>Hondula has spent more than a decade as a climate and health scientist working to understand the risks and vulnerabilities associated with heat.<br><br>He has served in a variety of leadership roles on urban heat in our state and region including the Arizona Heat Resilience Working Group, co-organizer and host for the annual Arizona Extreme Heat Planning Workshop, and senior investigator for Arizona's participation in the CDC Climate-Ready Cities and States Initiative.<br><br>“David is not only an expert in the science of heat but is passionate about the strategies designed to combat the impact of rising temperatures," said City Manager Ed Zuercher. “Urban heat is a growing hazard for all our residents, particularly our most vulnerable communities.  David brings the forward-thinking approach for a sustainable environment for all city residents." <br><br>This is the first publicly funded position of this type in the Country. Early this summer, Miami-Dade County in Florida announced a similar position, funded through a foundation. While both cities are known for sunny days and warm weather, with sports teams such as the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat, addressing rising temperatures and the serious dangers heat can have on residents has become a top priority.<br><br>“I commend the Council for the commitment and foresight to set up this office and devote city resources to support it," said Director David Hondula. “I am humbled by the weighty responsibilities and am prepared to be accountable to the city manager, city council, and city residents in delivering tangible results."<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>Hondula has a Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia. He was also a visiting researcher in 2011-2012 to the Queensland University of Technology in Australia and Umea University in Sweden. He has been with ASU since 2013 and will maintain a role with the University.​</span><br>​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerDavid HondulaCity Manager@CityofPhoenixAZ @ASUHeat, Climate Change, Heat Mitigation, ASU, University of VirginiaDan Wilson602-760-6660602-495-5901daniel.b.wilson@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/44/Dan_Wilson.jpgPHXCityManagerDavid Hondula will be the city's first Director of the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation

 

 

Phoenix Water 115th Anniversary Video | Phoenix Water Services Departmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/2499PHXTV9/28/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/oM-gqhccI0cPhoenix Water 115th Anniversary Video | Phoenix Water Services Department<div class="ExternalClassFA45E3F68A4D458D91FA7F0D06138F7C"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The Phoenix Water Services Department is celebrating 115 years of delivering safe, clean and reliable water to Phoenix customers. This couldn’t be done without the dedication of the employees who work 24/7, rain or shine.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideo
2022 Faith and Blue Weekendhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/2502Police9/28/2022 11:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2502/2022faithinblue.png2022 Faith and Blue Weekend<div class="ExternalClass26A393BDA69E44D3B237AC16969E48EA"><html> <p>The Phoenix Police Department is once again proud to be participating in the National Faith and Blue Weekend, October 7 – 10, 2022. This weekend is designed to reinforce relationships between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve through houses of worship.  Faith and Blue Weekend celebrates the diversity of faith and culture in our city and reminds us how much we can accomplish when we work together.​<br></p> <p>Please join the Phoenix Police Department and local faith leaders for the following events.<br></p><p><br></p> <h3>National Faith and Blue Weekend Hiring Event</h3> <p> <img style="margin:5px;width:493px;" src="/policesite/MediaAssets/PHXPD%20Faith%20and%20Blue%20Hiring%20Event%202022%20Flyer.png" /> <br> </p> <p>Learn about rewarding civilian careers and Cadet Program opportunities that keep our community safe. We’ll take you on a journey through a call for service that paints the picture of how you can help someone who needs immediate assistance. Leave with a better understanding of how you can fit into the world of public safety.</p> <p>Registration Required<br></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-police-department-national-faith-and-blue-weekend-hiring-event-tickets-421365153517">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-police-department-national-faith-and-blue-weekend-hiring-event-tickets-421365153517</a></p> <p>Saturday, October 8th<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10:00a – 2:00p<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix Regional Police Academy<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10001 S. 15th Ave<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85041 <br><br></span></p> <h3>​Precinct Worship Services<br></h3> <p><strong>​South Mountain Precinct Worship<br></strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">9:30 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">First New Life Church</span></p> <p><strong>​Mountain View Precinct Worship<br></strong><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10:00 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Encanto Community Church<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">2710 N 7th Ave.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85007</span></p> <p><b>Maryvale Estrella Precinct Worship<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">10:00 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">United In One Vision / Ministerios Unidos En Una Vision<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">6902 W Heathbrae Dr.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85033</span></p> <p><b>​Black Mountain Precinct Worship<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Sunday, October 9th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">11:00 a.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Dream City Church<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">13613 N Cave Creek Rd.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85022</span></p> <p><b>​Desert Horizon Precinct Worship<br></b><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Wednesday, October 12th<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">7:00 p.m.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Cornerstone Baptist Church<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">4041 E Phelps Rd.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85032</span></p> <p>​We hope that you will be able to join us.<br></p> <p>Learn more about the Faith and Blue Weekend at: <a target="_blank" href="https://faithandblue.org/">faithandblue.org<br>​</a><br></p><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Phoenix Convention Center & Venues celebrates 50 years of hosting meetings and eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phoenix-convention-center/2497Phoenix Convention Center9/27/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2497/PHXNewsroom - PHX Convention Center 50th - 749 x 421.jpgPhoenix Convention Center & Venues celebrates 50 years of hosting meetings and events<div class="ExternalClassD23D13273B5F450A8763A51BC727FAFA"><html> <p> ​On September 28, 2022, the <a href="https://www.phoenixconventioncenter.com/" target="_blank">Phoenix Convention Center & Venues​</a> will celebrate 50 years since its initial grand opening in 1972. The original Phoenix Civic Plaza building also included the multi-purpose performing arts venue, Symphony Hall. Envisioned to serve as a center for cultural and theatrical performances, Symphony Hall complemented Phoenix Civic Plaza’s goal to grow the city’s convention and tourism business. Since that time, the Phoenix Civic Plaza and Symphony Hall have grown to become a driving force for downtown revitalization.</p><p> During the mid-80’s, the facility was expanded across Washington Street, and in the mid-90’s, underwent a $30 million renovation. After decades of residents and visitors enjoying a variety of events at the Civic Plaza, the facility underwent a $600 million expansion that tripled the size of the venues. The expansion project was completed in late 2008 and was reopened as the Phoenix Convention Center. The expanded convention center allowed Phoenix to host conventions, trade shows, and events on a national level. Since the completion of the expansion project, the Phoenix Convention Center has hosted approximately 2.7 million convention attendees representing 7.5 million hotel room nights and generates more than $300 million in direct visitor spending annually. <br><br> During this milestone year, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues will celebrate the remarkable meetings and events it has hosted over the years, and the profound change in the downtown landscape since it was first established. With a dedicated team of 250+ employees, nearly one million square feet of rentable space, and a variety of essential amenities, the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues long-term commitment to excellence over the decades will be instrumental in its future of hosting innovative and exciting meetings and events.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> <p> <strong>About the Phoenix Convention Center:</strong> <br>The award-winning, GBAC STAR™ accredited, Phoenix Convention Center is one of the largest convention venues in the United States. It boasts nearly one million square feet of rentable meeting and event space. As a department of the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a vital economic enterprise for the state and local economy. The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues include the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall, Orpheum Theatre Phoenix and nine downtown parking facilities.<br></p> <p> <br> </p><p> <strong>Phoenix Convention Center & Venues Facts</strong><br> </p><ul> <li><p>Phoenix Convention Center - Opened its doors on September 28, 1972</p></li> <li><p>Generates an estimated $300 million in annual economic benefit from conventions.</p></li> <li><p><strong>Changes Over Time:</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p><strong>1972: Phoenix Civic Plaza</strong><br></p></li> <ul> <li><p> Square Feet:  120,000<br> </p></li> <li><p> Meeting Rooms: 20 </p></li> <li><p> No. of Buildings: 1<br><br> </p></li> </ul> <li><p><strong>2022: Phoenix Convention Center & Venues</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p> Square Feet: Nearly 1 million of rentable and outdoor space </p></li> <li><p> Meeting Rooms: 99 </p></li> <li><p> No. of Buildings: 3<br><br> </p></li> </ul> </ul> <li><p><strong>Symphony Hall - Opened its doors on September 29, 1972 (day after Phoenix Civic Plaza)</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p>2,312 <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>—​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> seat multipurpose theatre</p></li> <li><p> State-of-the-art lighting fixtures, audio, and video equipment</p></li> <li><p> Outdoor plaza with ancillary space</p></li> <li><p> Resident companies — Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona, The Phoenix Symphony<br><br></p></li> </ul> <li><p><strong>Notable Events:</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p>1972 — First client in former Civic Plaza – Greenband Enterprise Boat Show</p></li> <li><p>1996 — Super Bowl XXX Media Headquarters</p></li> <li><p>2006 — First client in West Building (Capella University)</p></li> <li><p>2008 — Super Bowl XLII Media Headquarters</p></li> <li><p>2009 — First clients in North Building (USA Imaging and the American Meteorological Society)</p></li> <li><p>2009 — Largest convention (National Rifle Association; 63,000 delegates)</p></li> <li><p>2009 — U.S. Greenbuild Conference</p></li> <li><p>2009 — NBA All-Star Jam Session</p></li> <li><p>2010 — WWE Fan Axxess</p></li> <li><p>2011 — MLB All-Star Fan Fest</p></li> <li><p>2015 — Super Bowl XLIX NFL Experience and Media Headquarters</p></li> <li><p>2017 — NCAA Men’s Final Four Fan Fest</p></li> <li><p>2019 — WWE Royal Rumble Fan Axxess</p></li> <li><p>2023 — Coming Soon Super Bowl LVII Fan Experience</p></li> <li><p>2024 — Coming Soon NCAA Men’s Final Four Fan Fest coming soon</p></li> <li><p>2026 — Coming Soon NCAA Women’s Final Four Fan Fest coming soon<br><br></p></li> </ul> <li><p><strong>Service Providers:</strong></p></li> <ul> <li><p>Ace Parking – parking service provider</p></li> <li><p>AV Concepts — audiovisual service provider</p></li> <li><p>Aventura Catering — food service provider</p></li> <li><p>Commonwealth Electric Company — utilities service provider</p></li> <li><p>Etix — web-based ticketing service provider</p></li> <li><p>Smart City Networks — technology and telecommunications service provider<br></p></li> </ul> </ul> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenterNews

 

 

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