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City of Phoenix to Launch Inaugural Stormwater Awareness Weekhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/841Water Services1/13/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/841/80130818_2493578734086526_2119396752317480960_o.pngCity of Phoenix to Launch Inaugural Stormwater Awareness Week<div class="ExternalClass70182105A89B482C98E7DA152DB115BB"><html> <p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">With an unusually wet winter underway, Phoenix Water Services is kicking off the new year with a focus on stormwater pollution prevention. The utility's first-ever Stormwater Awareness Week is set for January 20 – 26. </span> <br> </p> <p>A number of Arizona cities and organizations will join Phoenix for this regional effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving stormwater quality for the environment and future generations.<br></p> <p>“As the fifth largest city in the nation, we have the ability to reach a lot of people with this important campaign," says Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We hope Stormwater Awareness Week will not only educate, but also motivate folks to make smart choices when it comes to preserving the quality of stormwater in our desert city."     <br></p> <p>Stormwater picks up pollutants as it flows over rooftops, gutters, parking lots, driveways, and other paved surfaces. That polluted stormwater can work its way into storm drains, and eventually to surface water and retention areas.<br></p> <p>“Stormwater is not treated like the wastewater from your kitchen sink or toilet – it goes directly into the environment," says Phoenix Water Services Director Kathryn Sorensen. “Our actions matter, so it is important that we take simple steps every day to prevent stormwater pollution."<br></p> <p>Simple actions to reduce stormwater pollution include:</p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>Disposing trash, recyclables and chemicals properly like detergent, paint, medications, etc.</li> <li>Recycling motor oil and maintaining your vehicle to prevent leaks</li> <li>Cleaning up after your pet</li> <li>Using lawn-chemicals sparingly and always following manufacturer's directions</li> <li>Properly disposing leftover paint and household chemicals at a household hazardous waste event</li> <li>And please remember - only rain in the storm drain <br></li> </ul> <p>“Everyone has a role in stormwater pollution prevention, and by taking these simple actions our efforts can go a long way in keeping our rivers clean and beautiful for generations to come," says Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee.<br></p> <p>To learn more about the City of Phoenix Water Services Department Stormwater Awareness Week and what you can do as an individual or business to prevent stormwater pollution, please visit phoenix.gov/stormwater.​​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesStormwater Awareness WeekWater DeptStephanie Bracken602-769-0717602-534-1209stephanie.bracken@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/30/Stephanie_Bracken.jpg

 

 

Driver Drags Man Who Cut Him Off in Convenience Store Parking Lothttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/988Police 2/21/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/zo_hfqbQm80Driver Drags Man Who Cut Him Off in Convenience Store Parking Lot<div class="ExternalClassFE25E4420DF145F0955235F016A5F7B6"><html>Police are looking for the driver of a truck who ran into a man walking out of a gas station, dragging him 50 feet on the grill of the truck before taking off.<br><br>The crime happened at 27th Avenue and Peoria on Sunday night.<br><br>The victim was in a black truck when he pulled in front of white truck in the gas station parking lot.<br><br>Based on surveillance video, about 60 seconds later the driver of the white truck pulls up next to the truck parked at the pump and appears to throw his drink at the vehicle.<br><br>Less than a minute later, the driver of the black truck leaves the convenience store and the white truck slams into him while he walking, dragging his body about 50 feet before the 34-year-old victim slips under the vehicle.<br><br>That man is recovering from serious injuries.<br><br>The suspect is described as a 30-35 year old white man with red hair and a beard.  He's driving a white and black 4 door Ford Raptor with a sunroof.<br><br>If you have any information to help solve this crime, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a href="http://www.silentwitness.org/" target="_blank">silentwitness.org</a>.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program - City Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/phxtv/989PHXTV2/21/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/IrzBW1nFsaIVolunteer Income Tax Assistance Program - City Update<div class="ExternalClassFBF7C202F9EB4FDFBCE75120DD90F7E6"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The City of Phoenix wants to help you save hundreds of dollars in fees to get your #taxes done. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program there are three alternatives for filing taxes for #free. For some, volunteers will do it for you as long you meet the eligibility requirements. Free services ensure all taxpayer's income, deductions and allowable credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)* are claimed and increase taxpayer education while promoting self-sufficiency. Find out how you can use this service on this City Update.<br>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/phxtvVideo
Director of Golf Named Southwest PGA Pro of the Yearhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/990Parks and Recreation 2/21/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/990/greg_leicht award2.jpgDirector of Golf Named Southwest PGA Pro of the Year<div class="ExternalClassB648FB4454744523A1DD8FF415D7C28A"><html> <p>​City of Phoenix Director of Golf Greg <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd19201"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd38955">L<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>eicht</span></span></span></span> was honored as the Southwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year for 2019 during an awards ceremony held Thursday night at Paradise Valley Country Club. This is the highest annual award bestowed by the Southwest PGA on a PGA Professional. <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd96881"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd84351">Leicht</span></span></span></span> is the 46th recipient of the award.</p> <p>"Words can't describe how honored I am to be named the Southwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year," <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd48293"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd36378">Leicht</span></span></span></span> said. "Being a PGA Professional in the Southwest Section means everything to me. I have been blessed to work at great facilities for outstanding individuals who supported me along the way. Throughout my career I have worked hard to always give back to the community, fellow PGA Professionals and the Section, and to be recognized by my peers with this tremendous honor means the world to me."</p> <p>The Professional of the Year award is given to those who have great leadership qualities, strong moral character and a substantial record of service.</p> <p> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"> <span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd72839"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd426">Leicht</span></span></span> </span> has served as the city's director of golf since 2018 and oversees the operation of its <a href="/parks/golf" target="_blank">eight municipal courses</a>. During his tenure, he's directed a variety of upgrades to those facilities, including renovated and re-branded restaurants that opened in 2019. Those improvements contributed to a 12.5 percent increase in rounds played during the 2018-19 fiscal year. </p> <p>In 2015, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd92665"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd46825">Leicht</span></span></span></span> was named to the general manager position at <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd90269"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd24194">Cascata</span></span></span></span> Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev., a high-end course owned by Caesars Entertainment. Under his leadership, revenues for the course grew to all-time highs. Also, during his time at <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd83379"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd16951">Cascata</span></span></span></span> he earned his PGA Certification in General Management.</p> <p> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"> <span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd70449"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd29305">Liecht</span></span></span> </span> has worked at number of courses around the Phoenix metro area, including the TPC Scottsdale, The Phoenician and Thunderbirds Golf Club, later named <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd17918"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd98354">Vistal</span></span></span></span> Golf Club. While at <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd90388"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd80541">Vistal</span></span></span></span>, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd68727"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd87467">Leicht</span></span></span></span> hosted the Special Olympics State Golf Championships for 12 years and continues to be heavily involved with that event.</p> <p>In 2014, <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd11073"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd91231">Leicht</span></span></span></span> served as the 22nd President of the Southwest PGA and he continues to volunteer with the Section on committees and as a rules official at Southwest PGA events. His resume also includes leading the charge to create the Southwest PGA license plate in Arizona. Thanks to his navigation of the legislative process, the plate was approved in 2016, with proceeds of the sales supporting Southwest PGA Foundation initiatives.</p> <p>This is not the first time <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd99443"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd40315">Leicht</span></span></span></span> has been honored by the Southwest PGA, as he received the 2006 Southwest PGA Bill <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd9243"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd70195">Strausbaugh</span></span></span></span> Award for his work in mentoring fellow PGA Professionals, the Southwest PGA Player Development Award (formally the President's Plaque) in 2008 and 2009, and the National Special Olympics Conrad <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd27221"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd11000">Rehling</span></span></span></span> Award in 2011. <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd77341"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a></span><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd43747">Rehling</span></span></span></span> was the founder of the Special Olympics Golf movement and spearheaded The PGA of America's efforts to introduce golf to Special Olympics. It is presented to PGA Professionals who give back to those with intellectual and physical disabilities.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.southwestpga.com/news/2019/19awards.asp" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd20881"><span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space:nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="font-size:8pt;"></span></span></span><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" target="_blank"><img width="1" height="1" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width:0px;" alt="Misspelled Word" src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" /></a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.southwestpga.com/news/2019/19awards.asp"><span class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip" id="rnd29388">Read more ab<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>out Leicht</span> and the 2019 Class of Southwest PGA award recipients</a> </a></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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