MCDOT Initiates Bridge Deck Repairs on Gavilan Peak Parkway, Expect Travel Delays
Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has announced the commencement of extensive bridge deck repairs on Gavilan Peak Parkway, just south of Daisy Mountain Drive, effective throughout June. As part of the rehabilitation process, skilled crews will be focusing on repairing the bridge decks, applying a durable epoxy overlay to enhance the bridge surfaces, and installing fresh pavement markings. To minimize disruption to traffic flow, MCDOT has devised a strategic plan.

The repair work will be conducted on one side of the bridge at a time, ensuring that one lane of travel remains accessible in each direction. Although measures have been taken to maintain accessibility, motorists are advised to account for additional travel time due to potential delays caused by the ongoing repairs. The scheduled work hours for the repairs are set from 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and continue throughout June. MCDOT has selected these hours to mitigate inconvenience to commuters during peak traffic times.

However, travelers should still anticipate some temporary slowdowns and plan their journeys accordingly. This crucial maintenance project aims to improve the structural integrity and overall safety of the bridge on Gavilan Peak Parkway. MCDOT appreciates the public’s cooperation and urges motorists to exercise caution while driving through the construction area. By adhering to posted signage and adjusting travel plans, drivers can help ensure a smooth flow of traffic and the successful completion of the repairs. For the most up-to-date information and possible updates on the project, individuals are encouraged to visit the official MCDOT website at

Parkside Residents Invited to Fill Vacant ACC Board Seat
Anthem Community Council is notifying residents of a vacancy on the ACC Board of Directors. This appointed position representing Parkside will complete the 2021-24 term vacated by Director Chilesa Ready in April 2023.

Parkside residents interested in serving on the ACC Board of Directors are invited to learn more online and complete the electronic Board Vacancy Statement of Interest by June 12. Eligible candidates shall be a natural person of at least 18 years of age, owner of a residential lot, or a person residing in a residential lot with the owner who has the written consent of the owner to serve as a director. Apartment tenants or persons leasing and residing in a residential lot (except in the case of a non-owner director) are not eligible to serve as directors.

While the ACC Board of Directors is comprised of seven elected volunteer directors from the Anthem Country Club Community Association (3), Anthem Parkside Community Association (3), and The Village at Anthem Condominium Council of Co-owners (1), this vacancy must be filled by a representative from Parkside.

The Board Executive Committee will review the Statement of Interest forms prior to holding a Special Board meeting on June 21. During this meeting, the board will conduct candidate interviews followed by board discussion and a vote. The newly appointed director will participate in the June 28 ACC Board of Directors meeting.

Greater Phoenix Chamber 2023 ATHENA Awards Nominations Open
The Greater Phoenix Chamber is now accepting nominations for its 2023 ATHENA Awards program, which recognizes and celebrates the achievements of businesswomen across the Greater Phoenix region.

The ATHENA Award, an internationally prized honor, recognizes women who demonstrate excellence in professional leadership, community service, and mentorship of future leaders. Each year, the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s ATHENA Awards highlight three local women at the top of their field, who demonstrate inspiring leadership within their industry, mentor others throughout their career, and give back to their community.

The Greater Phoenix Chamber proudly hosts one of the most established and highly regarded ATHENA Awards programs in the country. Over the past 35 years, 65 accomplished Valley businesswomen have earned the title of ATHENA. The ATHENA Awards recipients will be announced at the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s 36th Annual ATHENA Awards on November 15, 2023, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. Nominations are open from now until Friday, June 23, and can be submitted through the chamber’s website at