AZ League Connection

The League's Monthly Online Newsletter

Issue 180: April 2018

2018 League Annual Conference

The 2018 League Annual Conference will be held August 21-24 at the Phoenician Resort. Hotel and conference registration information will be sent out to all cities and towns in late May.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

League Service Awards

In preparation for the 2018 League Service Award Program at the Annual Conference in August, we are asking cities and towns to complete 2018 League Service Award form.

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Arizona City & Town Magazine – Suburbs, Sprawl & Sustainability

The latest issue of the League’s Arizona City & Town magazine is now available online and will be hitting mailboxes next month! Read this month’s feature article "Suburbs, Sprawl & Sustainability," excerpted from The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix by Grady Gammage, Jr.

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League Mini Sessions: Arizona Municipal Government Fundamentals

The League is hosting a series of informational mini sessions on topics of frequently asked questions.

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Your Input Matters

To help ensure your city or town residents understand the budget process and to foster increased resident participation, AZ Cities @ Work once again presents Your Input Matters!

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League Policy Committees

The League Policy Committee summer meetings are just around the corner! The Policy Committee framework was established to give city and town elected officials and staff the opportunity to provide expertise and direction on proposed policy issues that come to the League. After submitted policy ideas are discussed and vetted in the appropriate policy committee, they may become a League Resolution, be referred for further study or they may have a non-legislative solution.

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Mayor Spotlight: Mayor Jeff Serdy, Apache Junction

Meet Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy!

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Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards

Nominations are open for the Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards! Created in spring 2011, the awards recognize non-elected public servants contributing to their communities and civic life, collectively shaping the future of Arizona.

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Amazon City on a Cloud Challenge

The Amazon City on a Cloud Challenge is once again open for cities and towns to apply and submit ideas or solutions to receive awards in a variety of categories.

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Legal Corner: The Hatch Act and Avoiding Political Activity in the Workplace

What is the Hatch Act and why is it important for city and town officials and employees? It is a law that prevents political activity in the workplace or during work hours, and during campaign season elected officials and employees can mistakenly use public resources to influence an election which can lead to significant penalties.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events

The League has compiled a variety of opportunities, trainings and upcoming events that may be of interest in the coming months.

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City Snapshot: City of Tempe Adopts Carbon Neutrality Goal

The City of Tempe has strengthened its commitment to sustainability by adopting a new carbon neutrality goal by 2050 with a strategy of sourcing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2035.

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City & Town Throwback

What were cities and towns celebrating this time last year? Five years ago? 50 years ago? Take a look back to see some past recognition of both Mesa and Peoria!

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