Apache Junction Health and Human Services Commission meets March 26


The Apache Junction Health and Human Services Commission on March 26 is to interview seven nonprofit organizations seeking a total of $157,500 in funding.

7 nonprofits seeking $157,500 in Apache Junction health and human services funding

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday in the City Council Chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

Due to concerns over COVID-19 exposure and in accordance with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the city asks that residents view meetings by means of Mediacom channel 11, CenturyLink Prism TV channel 8017 or by livestream at www.ajcity.net/livestream.

With the Fiscal Year 2020-21 applications for health and human services funding, the commission is to  to hear a presentation from and have a discussion with:

  •  Empowerment Systems representatives Deke Beveridge and Braden Biggs.
  • Horizon Health and Wellness representative Cheri DeBree.
  • Community Alliance Against Family Abuse representative Ray Villa.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix representatives Russell St. John and John Patris-Browne.
  • Apache Junction Community Development Corp. representatives Dave Waldron and Jim Duncan.
  • Superstition Food Bank representatives Myra Garcia and Phil Tremonti.
  • Genesis Project representative Trinity Cole.

In other business, the commission is to:

  • acknowledge Jennifer Miernicki's resignation from the commission.
  • hear a presentation and discuss hosting a panel discussion on health in Apache Junction --- specifically for those experiencing homelessness, those who are very low-income and those with mental health and addiction issues; and creating a list of questions to ask the panel during the May 13, 2020 Mayor's Breakfast.

The commission's next regularly scheduled meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, the City Council chambers at 300 E. Superstition Blvd.