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Laura Pastor Elected Phoenix Vice Mayorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2196City Council District 41/6/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2196/D4 Newsroom Image.jpgLaura Pastor Elected Phoenix Vice Mayor<div class="ExternalClass0F04EA650BE44F37B79456ED63239BCE"><html> ​Phoenix City Council elected District 4 Councilwoman Laura Pastor as Vice Mayor during the January 5, 2022 Formal Council Meeting. This is the second time Council has elected Laura as Vice Mayor. Her first term began on March 1, 2017.<br><br> “I am humbled that my colleagues have selected me to serve as Vice Mayor for a second time," Vice Mayor Pastor said. "It is my intention to further my commitment of service to my community. I pledge to fulfill my duties as Vice Mayor while continuing to serve the people of District 4."<br><br> <strong>About Vice Mayor Pastor:</strong> <br><br> Laura Pastor was sworn in as the District 4 Phoenix City Councilwoman on January 2, 2014. During her tenure on Phoenix City Council, Laura has established a reputation as a champion of programs to engage disconnected youth and young adults to promote higher education and employment, through a variety of collaborative resources.<br><br> She is the current chair of the Economic Development Subcommittee and serves on the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Planning Su​<span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a target="_blank" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" /></a></span><span id="rnd86906" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">bcommittee</span></span>. Laura has served as a member of the <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a target="_blank" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" /></a></span><span id="rnd84514" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">Encanto</span></span> Village Planning Committee and is a former member of the Hispanic Advisory Board of Maricopa Community Colleges, the Homeless Task Force, the Maricopa Transportation Advisory Board, and Phoenix Day.<br><br> Laura is also the Community Liaison at Phoenix College. In this capacity, she implements, communicates, coordinates, and administers the community relations activities at Phoenix College with a variety of internal and external communities and partners throughout the local region. She was also the Director of Early Outreach at South Mountain Community College and Phoenix College.<br><br> In addition, Laura serves as a current member of the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board, where she has been a strong advocate for strategic planning and participatory governance for the District.<br><br> A fifth generation Arizonan, with a background in public education and experience in the classroom, Laura spent four years working in the Roosevelt and Isaac Elementary School Districts, primarily with at-risk students. She is a graduate of St. Mary's High School in Phoenix, Arizona State University, and the City University of New York.<br><br> More information on Vice Mayor Pastor and District 4 is available by calling the district office at 602-262-7447, by emailing <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?260fa592bed98670821f43b6f8e69863804f74c4caadc5d11bfb00f4239da263" target="_blank">council.district.4@phoenix.gov</a>, or online at <a href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?be6623b6ad58886fa3cb6bb42b08b67ef6be491b7d37a633ca3451f746f36a09" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/district4</a>.<br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Poverty Pets & One Love—On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2191City Council District 412/29/2021 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/UIolyEcOEsEPoverty Pets & One Love—On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass4D96BE7A6CE8460E9EBE27E5F6A83B7E"><html> <p> This edition of On Location is all about our furry constituents! Learn about <a href="https://www.povertyspets.org/" target="_blank">Poverty Pets</a> and <a href="https://www.oneloveaz.org/" target="_blank">One Love​</a>—two local nonprofits that focus on animal safety, and the importance of spay and neutering in our Phoenix community. Plus, a new partnership with U-Haul means shelter and water for dogs on the street. Watch the video above t​o learn more. <br></p> <p>If you see a pet in need, call the <a href="https://www.azhumane.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Hum​​ane Society​</a> at 602-997-7585, ext. 2073. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Councilwoman Pastor and Hunkapi Farms Honor Visionary Leaders Chief Kalkbrenner and Chief Williamshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2128City Council District 411/1/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2128/Newsroom_Council_News_04.jpgCouncilwoman Pastor and Hunkapi Farms Honor Visionary Leaders Chief Kalkbrenner and Chief Williams<div class="ExternalClassCD9CF605E79D4B5FA4CE3B786B58983A"><html>​Over the weekend, at the 2021 Open Your Heart Gala, Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner and Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams were awarded the first ever Visionary Leader Awards from Hunkapi Farms. <br><br>Thanks to the work and dedication from Phoenix's Chiefs, equine therapy is now covered for all Fire, Police and 911 operations personnel. Phoenix is the first and only city in the country to have equine therapy fully covered.<br> <br>Equine-assisted therapy encompasses a range of treatments that involve activities with horses to promote physical and mental health. Hunkapi Farm's First Responder Program started in January 2019 and has helped dozens of first responders reduce their stress.<br><br>“Chief Kalkbrenner and Chief Williams are two of the most forward-thinking, passionate leaders I know," said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. “They continue to put the mental health of their first responders first, something so many other Fire and Police departments ignore. The Visionary Leadership Award is so well deserved!"<br> <br>The annual Open Your Heart gala brings leaders and community members together to support the programs for those in Arizona who need them most. Proceeds from the gala provide significant funding to aid in our mission of teaching the world to fear less and love more.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"><br>​T</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">o learn more about the work Hunkapi Farms is doing, visit: </span><a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" target="_blank" href="http://www.hunkapi.org/">www.hunkapi.org</a><br><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/district4site/MediaAssets/LeadersD4.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:426px;height:316px;" /><br><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Newsdistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Brazil – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2111City Council District 410/14/2021 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/WCYtaW5-z8YCelebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Brazil – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClassEBE18526734D4236AA10D0B49DE8A5D3"><html>On this special edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor is teaming up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for Hispanic Heritage Month. This episode highlights Brazil, with special guests Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, Monica Villalobos, XICO Arte y Cultura Executive Director, Donna Valdés and Andrew Deneef, Master Mixologist, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Andrew shows the Councilwoman how to make the Caipiroska, a vodka version of the Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Puerto Rico – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2103City Council District 49/27/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/L81Z4QbUXUsCelebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Puerto Rico – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass408E4E0E82334739BEF600F41D186C21"><html>On this special edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor is teaming up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for Hispanic Heritage Month. This episode highlights the island of Puerto Rico, with special guests Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, Monica Villalobos, XICO Arte y Cultura Executive Director, Donna Valdés and Andrew Deneef, Master Mixologist, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Andrew shows the Councilwoman how to make the Limber Ale, a cocktail inspired by a visit from Charles Lindberg to Puerto Rico. <div><span style="color:rgb(3, 3, 3);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;letter-spacing:0.2px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);"><br></span></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – El Salvador – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2102City Council District 49/21/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/0VadMrEQnDACelebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – El Salvador – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClassDCFF1AFA54B4403B9EC0A1CC23AB0DC8"><html>On this special edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor is teaming up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for Hispanic Heritage Month. This episode highlights the central American country of El Salvador, with special guests Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, Monica Villalobos, XICO Arte y Cultura Executive Director, Donna Valdés and Andrew Deneef, Master Mixologist, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Andrew shows the Councilwoman how to make the Kolashampan, a cocktail that uses a unique ingredient from El Salvador.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Colombia – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2101City Council District 49/17/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/XXxwxTSoTfkCelebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Colombia – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass804041A422E647C79DAA4F5C1CA8F8B5"><html>On this special edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor is teaming up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for Hispanic Heritage Month. This episode highlights Colombia, with special guests Colombia native, Oscar De Las Salas, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO, Monica Villalobos, XICO Executive Director, Donna Valdés and Andrew Deneef, Master Mixologist, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Andrew shows the Councilwoman how to make the Lulada, a cocktail that captures the spirit of Colombia. <div><span style="color:rgb(3, 3, 3);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;letter-spacing:0.2px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);"><br></span></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Mexico – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastorhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/district-4/2067City Council District 49/15/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/FAU9lvtao-YCelebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Mexico – On Location with Councilwoman Laura Pastor<div class="ExternalClass12A11F3E0E0A4D999CD54330C28B4702"><html> <p></p>On this special edition of On Location, Councilwoman Pastor is teaming up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for Hispanic Heritage Month. This episode highlights Mexico, with special guests Arizona Coyotes President And CEO Xavier Gutierrez and Andrew Deneef, Master Mixologist, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, who shows the Councilwoman how to make a cocktail that captures the spirit of Mexico.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/district4Videodistrict-4District 4LauraPastor

 

 

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