City Speak: The 7 Mindsets

by Craig McFarland, Mayor of Casa Grande One of my campaign pillars and community strategies is education and workforce development. I promised to promote what is good in our schools, training and education and to build a workforce ready to fill jobs. As a very wise person told me recently, “Significant changes come from significant … Read More…

City Speak: The Multiplier

by Craig McFarland, Mayor of Casa Grande I want to thank Mayor Jackson and current and past City Council members for their vision, direction and dedication to our city! They did an amazing job guiding the City of Casa Grande through some difficult times. THANK YOU! In the last edition I talked about “THE PLAN.” I … Read More…

City Speak: The Plan!

by Craig McFarland, Casa Grande Mayor-elect The City of Casa Grande is in good shape in large thanks to our current City Council, Mayor and city staff. As we transition from our current Mayor and Council, we owe all outgoing and current sitting mayor, council and staff a big “Thank You for a job well … Read More…

City Speak: Holiday 2016

Community Celebrations by Robert “Bob” Jackson, Mayor, Casa Grande In early December I will end my 9-1/2 years as mayor of Casa Grande. Many people have asked what I am most proud of during my tenure. I honestly cannot pick just one item. When I ran for office in 2007, I wanted to improve our … Read More…

City Speak: Summer 2016 Vol II

SAY “YES” TO OUR SCHOOLS: Our future workforce depends on it by Robert “Bob” Jackson, Mayor, Casa Grande While the city really has no authority over the education process, it is a critically important component of economic development. We are constantly being asked about the quality of the workforce – a direct result of education … Read More…

City Speak: Summer 2016

CITY PROJECTS UPDATE by Robert “Bob” Jackson, Mayor, Casa Grande As we close out the city’s fiscal year I thought I would take the opportunity to update everyone on several of our ongoing projects. The Council earlier in the year approved a new Computer Aided Dispatch/Record Management System for the police and fire departments. The … Read More…

City Speak: Fall 2016

UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Robert “Bob” Jackson, Mayor, Casa Grande My mayor term is coming to an end the first part of December. I am proud of the many things we have accomplished, but there are still projects that we were unable to finish. In fairness, we did spend a significant amount of time working through … Read More…

City Speak: Spring 2016

A look back, a look forward and a goodbye by Robert “Bob” Jackson, Mayor, Casa Grande Every March I provide a State of the City presentation to the community. This year, it will be my last. It has been an honor and privilege to serve Casa Grande for the past nine years. As I prepare … Read More…

City Speak: Winter 2016

Starting the New Year’s Spring Cleaning! by Robert “Bob” Jackson, Mayor, Casa Grande In Arizona the New Year means it is time to start thinking about spring cleaning and home projects. The City of Casa Grande is no different. It is a time for us to start working on trimming trees, cleaning up our parks … Read More…