Phoenix Celebrates Black History Month with Inaugural Hike with a Firefighter, Hear from a Park Ranger Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2664Fire2/24/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2664/HIKE W A FF.jfifPhoenix Celebrates Black History Month with Inaugural Hike with a Firefighter, Hear from a Park Ranger Event<div class="ExternalClass7B1928999CDE48D1AEA31EF7EEC5537C"><html>​The city of Phoenix was proud to host the First Annual Black History Month Hike with a Firefighter, Hear from a Park Ranger Event.<br><br>The Phoenix Fire Department, the United Black Firefighters of Arizona, and City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department teamed up last Saturday, 2/18, at South Mountain, to promote hiking safety education while celebrating Black History.<br><br>Participants enjoyed a self-paced hike while learning about local and national black history. The free family-friendly event featured music, light refreshments, job recruitment opportunities, and chances to win free passes to Phoenix Zoo.<br><br>Attendees gathered at South Mountain Educational and Environmental Center (SMEEC) to begin the hike. Prior to hitting the trails Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego gave remarks alongside, members of the City Council, Phoenix Fire Department, and City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.<br><br>Families from across the Valley joined the event in South Phoenix to hike with their children and pets. <br><br>The goals of the event were to connect city of Phoenix employees with the community they serve to celebrate diversity, celebrate African American contributions to American History, and promote hiking and hiking safety, particularly for African Americans who are underrepresented as hikers.   As the spring is peak hiking season in Phoenix, it's vital for the community to take a hike and do it right. <br><br>Phoenix firefighters and Park Rangers shared information regarding hiking safety and joined the trails with community members. They offered hiking safety tips and taught them about the different trail heads. Beginners were encouraged to hike the ADA-accessible Judith Tunell trail and intermediate to advanced hikers were encouraged to hike Holbert Trail. <br><br>Mayor Kate Gallego participated in the event as she walked the Judith Tunell trail. She shared the fond memories she has with that trail as she walked it regularly when she was pregnant with her son.<br><br>"This event is a great opportunity to take advantage of one of our city's Points of Pride while celebrating black history," said Mayor Gallego. “South Mountain is near and dear to my heart, and I am thrilled to start another tradition with this annual hike!"<br><br>Councilwoman Ann O'Brien, her husband, and their dog hiked Holbert Trail. She said, "This was a fantastic opportunity for our residents and visitors to chat with Phoenix Firefighters about the necessary precautions while exploring our beautiful city trails."<br><br>“The first-ever Black History Month hike with a firefighter event was a great way for our public safety team to educate community members about hiking safety, so everyone can enjoy all that Phoenix's parks have to offer and stay safe," Councilwoman Laura Pastor said. <br><br>"Hiking with friends and families while learning the history of Black Americans is a great way to celebrate Black History Month and connect with the community," said Vice Mayor Yassamin Ansari added. “I want to thank the Phoenix Fire Department, Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and the United Black Firefighters Association for hosting this dynamic event."<br><br>"This event is an excellent way to bring the community together to celebrate Black History Month and learn safety tips to keep in mind while on the hiking trail," said Councilwoman Guardado. "Our residents will have a chance to hear hiking advice directly from our city employees and learn about the dangers of not being prepared for a hike."<br><br>"Black history is American history," Councilmember Carlos Garcia added. "I'm proud to represent the diverse community of District 8 and know how much these events bring us together."<br><br>Phoenix Fire Chief Mike Duran described the event as a win win for everyone. “Phoenix Fire is proud to work alongside the Parks and Recreation Department to demonstrate how to safely take a hike a do it right." Chief Duran added. “All it takes are a few simple guidelines to make sure your hike is safe and fun. Plus, our firefighters enjoy opportunities to connect with the community."<br><br><p>The city of Phoenix looks forward to next year's event. The Phoenix Fire Department and The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department encourage everyone to take a hike and do it right! You can learn more about hiking options and hiking safety by visiting this <a target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Pages/take-a-hike-do-it-right.aspx">webpage.​</a><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireMayor Kate Gallego Hikes with Firefighters and Park RangersFire#TakeAHikeDoItRight #PHXFirePHX Fire, Phoenix Fire, Hiking, Black History Month, Parks DepartmentRob McDade602-534-5190 robert.mcdade@phoenix.govPHXFireMayor Kate Gallego Hikes with Firefighters and Park Rangers



Nominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity5/28/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_035.jpgNominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClass45DB9EB98E384B5AA4FE4D2175B36DBC"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues has a proud history of honoring champions in the disability community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley.  <br></p><p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City of Phoenix are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.). The event honors exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The award ceremony is held annually to recognize award winners that made a commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and communities of Phoenix. It is our hope this will inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community of Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award. Self-nominations are encouraged! Nominate yourself or others/businesses that demonstrate a commitment to community. D.A.R.E. award nominees represent the very best of Arizona.</p><p>Showcase the amazing work of individuals and businesses by nominating someone for the D.A.R.E Awards today! Nominations need to be submitted <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u&wdLOR=c74825640-F7DE-4979-9E8E-0BE38E5B8BBE" target="_blank">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews
Enjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3112S’edav Va’aki Museum5/25/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3112/WorldAtlatlDay_SVM_001.jpgEnjoy World Atlatl Day 2024 on June 1 at S'edav Va'aki Museum<div class="ExternalClass40C168040722424893A66EDF1A4DE7F0"><html> <p>​On June 2nd, the City of Phoenix will officially celebrate it's first 602 day. Like other cities throughout the country, area code day gives Phoenix the opportunity to promote the city as a  great place to live, work, and enjoy live. The goal of 602 day is to partner with businesses, cultural organizations, and other groups to provide events and community engagement opportunities that cultivate. civic pride<br></p> <p>In celebration of 602 Day weekend, the S'edav Va'aki Museum invites families to join us for World Atlatl Day and test their prehistoric hunting skills at S'edav Va'aki Museum on Saturday, June 1st! S.A.L.T. (Study of Ancient Lifeways and Technologies), will be conducting an atlatl demonstration from 9 a.m. to noon. <br></p> <p>The atlatl is a weapon predating the bow and arrow. Used worldwide for thousands of years, it proved an effective weapon. It is a stick with a hook on the end to hold the dart/spear, that increased the distance, speed, and force of the dart/spear. ​<br></p> <p>This FREE event is open to the public with free museum admission from 9 a.m. to noon; donations are welcome. Pre-registration is not required and no experience is needed to join the demonstration. For more information on this or other events at S'edav Va'aki Museum, visit phoenix.com/sedav-vaaki or call (602) 495-0901.      </p> <p>The goal of World Atlatl Day is to increase awareness and appreciation of this ancient technology and have as many people throw an atlatl on a single day as possible. S.A.L.T. is a local Arizona group whose mission is to teach, share, learn, and practice the skills that allowed ancient people to not only survive but to thrive in their respective environments.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass3ABEAA7FF79940658F34287C8A5A0B52"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <p> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces. <br></p> <p> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project. <br></p> <p> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews




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