Supervisors prepare to select Denny Barney’s replacement

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will choose the next supervisor to represent District 1 at its Wednesday, Feb. 13 meeting. Denny Barney resigned from the position effective Feb. 1 to focus on his position as president and CEO of the East Valley Partnership. District 1 includes the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, part of Mesa, […]

Queen Creek, other East Valley communities prepare for Entrepreneur Week

PHX East Valley Entrepreneur Week begins Monday, Feb. 18, with Queen Creek among the communities playing host to a series of free events to help existing businesses grow and get startups off the ground. “Our region has always been known as a hub for entrepreneurial ventures,” stated Denny Barney, president and CEO of East Valley […]

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 […]