2022 Veterans’ Appreciation Vintage Car Show
Photo Courtesy of the Town of Paradise Valley
Don’t miss this year’s 17th Annual Veterans Appreciation Vintage Car Show, an annual signature event with the Town of Paradise Valley. The 2022 Car Show takes place Nov. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Saturday following Veteran’s Day at 6401 E. Lincoln Dr.

To be eligible to enter, the automobile must be a pre-1982 sport, antique, special interest, race car, or motorcycle. Pre-registration is required, and the recommended entry donation is $50 per car. All proceeds benefit Arizona Veterans’ organizations, the Sentinels of Freedom and Military Assistance Mission.

To register your vehicle for the event, visit e.givesmart.com/events/sxv/. For more information on registration please contact Diane Wayland at 480-348-3530 or dwayland@paradisevalleyaz.gov.

Updated Short-Term Rental Ordinance for Paradise Valley
At its Oct. 13 meeting, the Paradise Valley Town Council voted to adopt the latest rules and regulations to protect the neighborhoods in Paradise Valley from unruly, disruptive, and potentially criminal behavior that occurs at some AirBnBs. This approval is a ‘watershed’ moment for local control since the centerpiece of the new STR ordinance is the ability for PV and all local governments to be able to issue, deny, and/or suspend short term rentals (STRs) for up to a year, under limited circumstances.

The town anticipates that when these new enforcement tools to permit and suspend a STR license become effective in mid-November, the town will concurrently make STR owner contact and other information available to the public. “We trust these new technological and enforcement tools will make a significant difference in the behavior of owners who repeatedly bring bad actors into our neighborhoods,” according to town officials. To learn more, visit paradisevalleyaz.gov.

Paradise Valley Police Chief Peter Wingert Retires
Photo Courtesy of the Town of Paradise Valley
After 31-years in law enforcement, and the last seven as chief of the Paradise Valley Police Department (PVPD), Chief Peter Wingert is resigning to pursue a national policy position. Commander Freeman Carney of the PVPD has been promoted by the town manager to lead the department. The changes are effective Dec. 10.

“I’m thrilled that Commander Carney has accepted the role, and the opportunity to continue building on the foundation set by Chief Wingert,” says Town Manager Jill Keimach, who is responsible for making the town’s director-level hires. “The town is incredibly proud of the entire force, and the work they do every day to make Paradise Valley an amazing community.”

During his tenure, Chief Wingert, along with his officers and staff, developed an accredited agency that provides exceptional customer service with a highly trained staff, one that can respond quickly to any threat or incident inside and outside the town’s borders, protecting residents and visitors.

Commander Carney has been with the PVPD for more than 11 years and was previously with the city of Avondale Police Department.