Mayor’s Report for September 2018


Hispanic Leadership Institute Course

The 2018 Copper Corridor Hispanic Leadership Institute course began on Sept. 24. This is a 10-week course held every Monday. The training includes communicating with the media, local governmental practices and purpose, community services such as nonprofit, economic development, employment, leadership development, and a leadership retreat at the end. There are about 25 attendees. Attending from the city are Linda Oddonnetto, Vincent Mariscal, newly elected Councilman Fernando Shipley, and myself. Past graduates of the course are Councilwoman Roberta Johnson and newly elected Councilman Jesse Leetham. Resolution Copper is the premier sponsor of the program with agency partners Valle del Sol, Discover Copper Corridor and Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

Opportunity Zones

An Opportunity Zones Conference was held on Sept. 27 at Arizona State University in which our Economic Director and I attended from the City of Globe. There were over 400 attendees that included investors from various states. Our community was well represented as we had representatives from the county, real estate, and the mines. Each community had the opportunity to make presentations by appointment in the afternoon sessions. Economic Director, Linda Oddonnetto, made a presentation to an investor group on a downtown revitalization project. Real estate agent, Stacey Murray made her presentation on a housing project. Opportunity zones are communities that have been designated by state and federal governments where new investments aimed at improving these areas are incentivized with preferential tax benefits.

Census 2020

Resolution 1787 is a resolution that was approved by the Mayor and Council of the City of Globe, Arizona, to participate in the Census 2020 Copper Corridor Complete Count Committee. The goals of the Complete Count Committee are to motivate the community to self-respond, educate the public about the importance of the Census to the local community, inform the community about the Census activities and timelines, involve the community in activities to build awareness, and to increase the response rate so that everyone is counted.

DMA amendment

The City of Globe approved entering into a contract with the EPS Group, Inc. to produce and submit a 208 application through Central Arizona Government. This application will amend the boundaries to include all residents and businesses within the Designated Management Area (DMA) of the City of Globe. The approximate cost for this process is $50,000 that will be transferred from the Enterprise Fund Wastewater Expenditures Contingency Fund.

Upcoming events:

Oct. 13 — Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center Health Fair

Oct. 20 — Apache Jii Days

Oct. 27 — Ghost of Globe Tour Event

Oct. 31 — Downtown Globe Halloween Event

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