Coolidge: A City of Growing Opportunities

by Mayor Jon Thompson, City of Coolidge This month I’d like to take a moment and discuss Coolidge’s ambitions of becoming one of the high-tech data hubs for the region. Coolidge is on the forefront to expansive technologies serving Pinal County, the state and the United States. Our City Council recognizes the importance of technologies … Read More…

Eloy’s Partnerships With Other Municipalities, Private Sector Helps Local Residents

by Joel Belloc, Mayor, City of Eloy This month, we focus on leadership, a trait Eloy provides locally and regionally. Effective leadership increases opportunities for residents, helps attract new investors and leverages limited resources. Frequently, this means thinking outside the box with enhanced collaboration and communication. For example, Eloy and Florence worked together to complete … Read More…

The Art of Leadership

by Craig H. McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande What is leadership? We all believe we know what it means to be a good leader, but when it comes to defining the concept, the picture is not so clear. For some, leadership is motivation; for others, it equals results. It can also represent inspiration. We … Read More…

Leadership: It Makes a Difference

by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior As I prepared to write this column, my thoughts immediately went to the leaders who have helped to shape my worldview and to those who have inspired and encouraged me along the journey of my professional development. Most importantly, thinking about leadership underscored the invaluable role mentorship plays … Read More…

Coolidge, Arizona: State of the City

by Mayor Jon Thompson, City of Coolidge It was a pleasure delivering the State of the City address to our Coolidge Chamber of Commerce and community members in May. Coolidge is on a path to a brighter future with growth in our business community, new homes and many new projects starting to take shape. Nikola … Read More…

Casa Grande, Arizona: Cultural Enrichment In Public Places Builds Communities

by Craig H. McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande The Casa Grande City Council embraces the responsibility for expanding experiences with performing and visual arts in public places and providing diverse forms of cultural enrichment. Art in public places enables people in all societies to better understand their communities. In 2017, the Arizona Commission on … Read More…

Superior, Arizona: A Wonderland for the Artistic Soul

by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior From my earliest childhood memories, art was everywhere in Superior, reflecting our town’s soul and its penchant for creativity. I remember large murals on the buildings and within our school and vividly recall the day in 1982 when the “Helping Hands” statue on Main Street was dedicated during … Read More…