City Speak: EDUCATION: THE KEY TO OUR COMMUNITY’S GROWTH AND SUCCESS

by Craig McFarland, Mayor of Casa Grande New families looking to relocate to a new community will typically Google search the local education ratings. They look for the best-rated school for their children to attend. These ratings typically use state test scores, diversity and income level when establishing the final score. Unfortunately, that rating doesn’t … Read More…

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: 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…