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It has certainly been an eventful past few months for all of us, as our town and people around the world have navigated unprecedented challenges. As your mayor, I have been focused on working … more
I’ve been privileged to serve on Town Council for a decade. I’ve served with many great people, and some who exemplified the worst that politics has to offer. After serving with all of … more
Back to school is only weeks away. While we may not have a detailed roadmap on what that will look like, we do know that there will be some changes, and it’s time to adapt. Adaptation is a … more
I heartily endorse Vice Mayor Julie Pace for re-election to the Paradise Valley Town Council. During my tenure on the Town Council, I have witnessed firsthand the long hours, thorough … more
When the work van pulled up in front of Arizona Helping Hands, I recognized the company name. I thought my friend Dale was coming to say hi and tour the Arizona Helping Hands facility where we … more
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest that has been taking place in some cities, the impact has been felt in every sector of our economy. There has never been a more challenging time for … more
As the number of positive coronavirus tests continue to rise, so do the number of employers who find themselves asking this precise question. Unfortunately, the fluidity of the situation and the … more
On June 17, Gov. Ducey announced that Arizona is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates, and therefore issued a new Executive Order intended to address this … more
To protect and preserve limited government is an ambitious goal worth pursuing. In the early 1960s a remarkable group of civic leaders resided in unincorporated areas just outside of the city … more
Recent events remind us all of the importance of humanity and connecting with one another in so many different ways. Whether it is participating in a peaceful protest to advocate for change based … more
This Friday, we celebrate Juneteenth --- a holiday that receives little attention but holds special significance for me as a black man in America this year. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865 … more
During difficult economic times like these, nothing is more valuable than a good job. As an economist, I routinely advise community and business leaders on how to recruit and create more of these … more
Racism has been part of the human experience from the beginning of recorded time; our oldest texts document racially motivated wars and death. To pretend that racism doesn’t exist inside every … more
I met Curtis four years ago. He came to Arizona Helping Hands to receive beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, sports equipment and more to help his family. His daughter’s life had been … more
I last wrote a public letter to you six years ago in BKNation. During that time, in 2014, we had just moved to the Phoenix area and I was a recently minted PhD. The world at that time seemed in … more
Defunding or eliminating the police is an idea whose time should never come. In a just and civil society where the free exchange of ideas is permitted and debate is encouraged and not stifled, … more
In this unparalleled time where our emotional and physical well-being are threatened, staying healthy and maintaining a normalcy has become increasingly challenging. It’s imperative more … more
I’ve had the honor to meet some amazing dads in my work at Arizona Helping Hands. Foster dads don’t have nine months to wrap their heads around the responsibilities of parenting. They … more
Author Stephen Covey in his book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” shared the idea that one essential key to success was to “Start with the end in mind.” As the world … more
The recent events surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd and all that is represented by the atrocity provide an opportunity for change. I share in the concern and compassion felt by so many … more
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