City of Phoenix Offers $2,500 Incentive to Lifeguardshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2258Parks and Recreation3/3/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2258/Lifeguards-Newsroom-Header.pngCity of Phoenix Offers $2,500 Incentive to Lifeguards<div class="ExternalClass420612C982CC43A7BD945F5E255A5601"><html> The City of Phoenix is taking "Make a Splash, Earn Some Cash" to another level by offering  $2,500 in incentive pay to certified lifeguards. ​<br><br>People who become certified lifeguards, work the entire summer and finish in good standing are eligible for the money. It'll start with a $500 payment on the first paycheck and the remaining $2,000 as a one-time payment at the end of the 2022 pool season. The Parks and Recreation department will also pay $100 to existing employees who refer a person that completes their lifeguard certification and signs up for employment. <br><br><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Parks and Recreation Department needs to hire hundreds of lifeguards ahead of the 2022 pool season to safely open as many of the city's 29 public pools as possible.</span>​<br></p><p><em>“This is a serious job that's crucial to child safety. Lifeguards save the lives of hundreds of children and are also responsible for thousands of swim lessons every summer</em>," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. <em>“This incentive is an investment in child safety in the immediate and long term, likely saving lives directly and indirectly</em>." </p><p>The $2,500 incentive pay reimburses individuals for the cost and time spent obtaining the lifeguard certification and, when combined with the base hourly rate of $14.02/hour, equates to an estimated hourly wage of $21.00/hour*.  </p><p>The incentive pay is also applicable to assistant pool managers and pool managers, positions that require a lifeguard certification.  </p><p>Hiring is in <strong><em>crunch time</em></strong> and certification classes have already begun and are available for registration at multiple locations through March. Lifeguards must complete the necessary training during the scheduled class times.</p><p><em>“</em><em>As Chair of the City's Community & Cultural Investment Subcommittee, I want to thank our Parks & Recreation Department for taking proactive steps following our March meeting,"</em> said Phoenix Councilwoman Betty Guardado. “<em>Incorporating the committee's feedback surrounding incentive pay will help address staffing shortages and ensure Phoenix residents have access to City operated pools."</em></p><p>​​Benefits of being a lifeguard: <br></p><ol><li>$2,500 incentive pay</li><li>$14.02 an hour base pay</li><li>Learn lifesaving skills</li><li>Work in your neighborhood</li><li>Keep your community safe and be a role model for kids</li><li>Looks great on a college application or resume, demonstrates teamwork, responsibility, and leadership skills</li><li>Meet other dedicated people</li><li>Flexible summer shifts, ideal for students</li><li>Have fun!</li></ol><p>StarGuard Training for lifeguard certification is required to become a lifeguard with the City of Phoenix. Those interested in becoming a lifeguard should register for March certification class right away. Applicants must be at least 15-years-old. <a target="_blank" href="https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/activity/search?onlineSiteId=0&activity_select_param=2&activity_keyword=starguard&viewMode=list">Apply to be a lifeguard for just $20.</a></p><p>*<em>The estimated hourly wage is based on the $2,500 incentive divided by 360, the number of hours worked in a typical swim season, and added to the $14.02/hour base rate of pay.</em><em>   </em></p><p>                                                  <br></p><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationPhoenix Parks and Recreation Department is struggling to hire summer lifeguards ahead of the 2022 pool seasonParks & RecAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govPhoenixParks



Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security8/16/2022 4:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassC2D2FD6A90C5417D82A16F7A321271CB"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2">General Inform​​ation</h2><h3>Face Mask Requirements After CDC Eases Guidelines</h3><p>In Feb. 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new set of measures that will allow people who are healthy and living in counties where the coronavirus poses a low or medium community risk level, to stop wearing a face mask in public settings.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/city-manager/2253"> As of Feb. 28, 2022, Maricopa County is at a medium risk level, so effective immediately, a face mask will not be required for most City employees</a>.<br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><p></p><h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3><p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3><p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a><br> </p><h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3><p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​​​<br> </p> ​ <h2>​COVID-19 T​​esting<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. A limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: The FDA has extended the shelf-life of iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests. <a href="https://ihealthlabs.com/pages/news" target="_blank">Learn more and check the expiration date of your test.</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br><strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #1: </strong><a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">Equality Health​</a><br><strong>Blitz Vendor #2: </strong><a href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/" target="_blank">Family Tree Health Care​</a><br> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;">Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are also available at all <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations" target="_blank">17 Phoenix Library Locations​</a>. The tests will be available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.<br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Wednesday, August 17, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, August 18, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Equality Health Event.</strong> Morris K Udall Middle School<br> 3715 W Roosevelt, Phoenix 85009<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>4:00 - 7:30 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/">https://www.onecommunityaz.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 24, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Equality Health Event.</strong> Alhambra Pre-School/Girls Innovation<br> 4730 W Campbell Ave., Phoenix 85031<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>2:15 - 6:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/">https://www.onecommunityaz.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 28, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, August 30, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Equality Health Event.</strong> Grant Park<br> 701 S 3rd Ave., Phoenix 85003<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>4:00 - 8:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.onecommunityaz.com/">https://www.onecommunityaz.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 31, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><p> <strong>Family Tree Event.</strong> Zion Institute<br> 1522 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a>​<br></p> ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Public Transit Secures $16.3 Million Green Bus and Infrastructure Granthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/2449Public Transit8/16/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2449/Public_Transit_Newsroom_40.jpgPhoenix Public Transit Secures $16.3 Million Green Bus and Infrastructure Grant<div class="ExternalClass748FBC54F2984D159999EB4FF41C4824"><html> <p> ​​The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department a $16.3 million grant for greener (low and no emissions) buses and supporting infrastructure. The grant is made available through the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/#:~:text=The%20Bipartisan%20Infrastructure%20Law%20makes%2cas%20thousands%20of%20smaller%20bridges." target="_blank">Bipartisan Infrastructure Law</a> under the <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/notices-funding/low-or-no-emission-and-grants-buses-and-bus-facilities-competitive-programs-fy2022#:~:text=The%20Low-No%20Program%20provides%2cleasing%20of%20required%20supporting%20facilities." target="_blank">Low-No Emission and Buses and Bus Facilities</a> highly-competitive grant programs. The programs’ goal is to support the transition of the nation’s fleet to more energy efficient and cleaner transit vehicles.</p> <p>The funding from the grant will be used to​<br></p> <ul> <li>replace aging buses with battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell buses,</li> <li>install new infrastructure needed for bus charging/fueling and maintenance, and</li> <li>assist in workforce development by training transit personnel to maintain the new fleet.</li> </ul> <p>Today, Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the city council expressed their support and gratitude for the federal funding, and how this is a win in moving towards implementing a cleaner and greener bus fleet.<br></p> <p></p> <p>“Phoenix is a leader in fighting climate change, and we are on our way to becoming the world's most sustainable desert city. This grant is adding to that success, increasing our ability to purchase clean vehicles and invest in needed infrastructure. A big thank you to Congressmen Greg Stanton and Ruben Gallego for their leadership and partnership in securing these funds,” said Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>“Phoenix is leading the way to an even greener fleet that is not only sustainable, but also equitable for the riders who depend on public transit across greater Phoenix,” states Vice Mayor Laura Pastor.</p> <p>“This grant gives Phoenix the opportunity to become a leader in green public transit, including developing the technology, infrastructure and training to support these advancements,” notes Councilmember Debra Stark, Chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Planning Subcommittee.</p> <p>“As the chair of the Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Ad Hoc Committee and a vocal clean transit advocate, we have worked to take advantage of every opportunity to fast-track our mission of transitioning our vehicles to low and zero emission,” said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari. “This is the best way to tackle harmful air pollution and to ensure we can build a sustainable future for all, especially those who rely on public transit,” she added.</p> <p>“Equipping our fleet with zero- and low-emission buses allows us to continue efforts in providing our riders an efficient and green way to get where they need to go,” says Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesús Sapien. “We know public transit is a critical component of our community, and this grant further amplifies our ability to modernize our public transportation infrastructure.”</p> <p>Currently, Phoenix Public Transit has a fleet of 500 heavy-duty buses that run on alternative fuels including natural gas and biodiesel. This grant provides additional resources to add cleaner energy buses to the existing fleet. The new/greener buses are anticipated to hit the road in 2024.</p> <p> <strong>About the Phoenix Public Transit Department:</strong> The Phoenix Public Transit Department provides Phoenix residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system. Services range from local and commuter buses to alternative transportation for senior citizens and special needs. The City of Phoenix funds public transit, and other transportation improvements, through <a href="/t2050" target="_blank">Transportation 2050 </a>(T2050) – a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters in 2015 – as well as county and federal funds. T2050 allows for enhanced bus service, transit-related technology improvements and fare media upgrades under the leadership of the Citizens Transportation Commission. Visit us at <a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/publictransit</a> or follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank">Twitter​</a>​ for the latest news.​ <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNews
Roxann Favors Named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2447Aviation8/16/2022 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2447/Newsroom_Aviation_24_Favors.jpgRoxann Favors Named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport<div class="ExternalClassA812888F592145F3A1646A2C6B25E042"><html> <p>​Roxann Favors, a leader with nearly 20 years of management experience at the City of Phoenix, has been named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The Aviation Department owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.<br> <br>Favors began her career with the City of Phoenix in 2003, in the City's Management Internship Program. She was then promoted to the Aviation Department's Business and Properties Division where she held management positions for the next 11 years, including five years as Deputy Aviation Director. In 2015, Favors was selected as the City of Phoenix Major Events Administrator. She has been instrumental in some of the highest-profile events the city of Phoenix has hosted, including the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four, 2017 Lost Lake Music and Arts Festival, and the annual M3F Music Festival. And with her leadership, Phoenix successfully bid for and won the opportunity to host Super Bowl LVII and will have the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four coming to town in the next several years.</p> <p>“We are fortunate to have Roxann returning to join the Executive Team at the Aviation Department," said Chad Makovsky, Director of Aviation Services. “After a national search, it was clear that with Roxann's knowledge and skills, she is the Chief Revenue Officer we need as we continue to grow our operations and enhance the customer experience."</p> <p>As Chief Revenue Officer, Favors will oversee Business and Properties, Contracts and Services, Technology, and Air Service Development. She will join the Aviation Department in early September. </p> <p>“Roxann is a proven leader at the City of Phoenix, and I am excited to see her joining the Executive Team at the Phoenix Aviation Department," said Deputy City Manager, Mario Paniagua. “As a self-sustaining enterprise and the state's number one economic engine, Sky Harbor needs an experienced Chief Revenue Officer like Roxann to guide its business operations into the future."<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews



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