Barney to step down as county supervisor to oversee East Valley Partnership

Supervisor Denny Barney, District 1, will be transitioning out of his position on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to assume a new role as president and CEO of East Valley Partnership. EVP CEO and former Gilbert Mayor, John Lewis, will step down at the end of May.  Supervisor Barney has agreed to serve as […]

Chucri elected chairman of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Chairman Steve Chucri outlines vision for 2018   Speaking as the newly elected chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Steve Chucri, District 2, pledged “a new commitment to the hard work involved in building a smart, sustainable future,” according to a press release. Focusing on the challenges that “stretch beyond the present day,” […]

Maricopa County to eliminate criminal conviction question from job applications

Required background checks will still catch those with criminal past prior to hire, officials say   Maricopa County will become a “second chance employer” by removing from most job applications the question related to prior criminal convictions. The Board of Supervisors approved the policy unanimously, as a way to lower recidivism rates and provide increased […]

BARNEY: Maricopa County’s largest investments are paying off

Maricopa County is the fastest-growing county in the nation. To keep up with growth, your county government has spent $1.4 billion since 2000 on capital projects. These include newly-constructed buildings, major upgrades to existing buildings and other investments in infrastructure or technology. Beyond the price tag of each project is a story of how that […]

Maricopa County has volunteer positions open on its boards, commissions

Maricopa County District 1 has several open volunteer positions on its boards and commission, according to an e-newsletter sent by Supervisor Denny Barney. They are: Maricopa County Library District Citizens’ Advisory Committee: The committee advises the library district board of directors (Maricopa County Board of Supervisors) and acts as a liaison between the community and […]

Barney: Board of supervisors adopt preliminary county budget

Editor’s note: Supervisor Denny Barney made the following statements May 22 in his Maricopa County Update electronic newsletter. Today my colleagues and I unanimously approved the county’s tentative fiscal year 2018 budget. The $2.49 billion budget makes significant investments in future growth while adhering to the county’s commitment to lean, customer-service oriented government. As chairman, […]

Maricopa County supervisors approve electronic document review

Electronic Document Review lets people file plans any time, any place On an average day employees of the Maricopa County Planning and Development Department will accept and pour over tree-trunk sized printouts of building plans. It is the process that has been in place for decades. With funding from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, the […]

Maricopa County maintains AAA bond rating

The credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Inc., has affirmed Maricopa County’s AAA bond rating, saying county management has used “strong and historically prudent fiscal practices” that ensure “an exceptionally strong level of financial resilience throughout the economic cycle,” according to a press release from the county. Among the reasons listed for Maricopa County’s high rating: a moderate […]

Supervisor Barney: Be sure to sign up for library summer reading program

  A month after Maricopa County kicked off its summer reading program, nearly 65,000 people have already registered to participate. We are proud of all of our readers for signing up for the summer reading program. Don’t forget to log your minutes so you can earn points for a free book. If a parent or […]

Maricopa County seeks applicants to Commission on Trial Court Appointments

Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney’s Trial Court Commission Nominating Committee for Supervisorial District 1 is seeking non-attorney applicants for membership on the Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments.

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 15.

The commission is responsible for the nomination of Maricopa County superior court judges. Commission members conduct investigations, hold public hearings and take public testimony regarding superior court judicial applicants, according to a press release.

Applicants for the commission must meet the following constitutional requirements:

•Arizona resident for at least five years

•Resident of Supervisorial District 1 for at least one year. District 1 includes areas of Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, and Queen Creek. (District locator)

•Cannot be a judge, retired judge, or a practicing lawyer

•Cannot hold any governmental office, elected or appointed, for profit

•Can be a governmental employee