Scottsdale Seeks Enthusiastic Volunteers for Board and Commission Positions
Scottsdale is currently inviting local residents with a passion for community service to apply for open positions on various boards and commissions. This is an excellent opportunity for those who wish to contribute to their community and make a positive impact.
The city has openings on the following boards and commissions:
• Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (1 opening)
• Historic Preservation Commission (1 opening)
• Library Board (1 opening)
• Tourism Development Commission (1 opening for a Scottsdale hotelier)
Detailed information about each board and commission can be found on the city’s website, scottsdaleaz.gov, by searching “Boards and Commissions.”
Interested residents are required to submit an online application by June 1. Applications will remain valid for one year. The city council will then review submissions, nominate candidates, and hold interviews and appointments in June. All appointed members must adhere to the city’s Ethics Code and attend a training session before beginning their term.
Monthly Shredding Event Safeguards Your Identity
On May 13 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., secure your sensitive documents and protect your identity by participating in the Shred-It shredding event, a recurring event held on the second Saturday of every month. Taking place in the Walmart Parking Lot at 15355 N. Northsight Blvd., in Scottsdale, the shredding event is a convenient way to ensure your personal information remains confidential.
For just $5 per box or bag, you can have peace of mind knowing that your sensitive documents are safely and securely destroyed. Organized by the Police Officers of Scottsdale Association, the shredding event is designed to help the community combat identity theft and protect their personal information. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3N0kpUV
DC Ranch Neighborhood Park Welcomes ‘Books to Go’ Phone Booth Library
The Scottsdale Public Library has introduced a charming new addition to the DC Ranch Neighborhood Park, situated at 91st Street and Trailside View. Drawing inspiration from the iconic London phone booth, the “Books to Go” book-sharing station has been installed to foster a love of reading within the community.
Functioning on a “take one, leave one” principle, this unique book exchange encourages visitors to both contribute and borrow books, promoting a dynamic and accessible reading experience for all park-goers.
Hunkapi Programs Officially Purchases Scottsdale Farm
After 23 years, Hunkapi Programs has secured a forever farm in Scottsdale. For the past six years, Hunkapi has held a long-term lease on its current location, a 10-acre farm on the Cactus Corridor. After months of fundraising, the farm has finally secured the funds necessary to make it their permanent home. The farm was originally owned by the Conroy Family Trust. To ensure the legacy of Rod Conroy and his love of horses, the trust was committed to transitioning the property to Hunkapi as the next “stewards” of the land. In October, Hunkapi will launch a capital campaign to raise enough funds to complete the purchase. Hunkapi is committed to keeping the 10 acres an equine facility that provides therapy and hosts community events.
“We are humbled to have such a beautiful piece of property to continue sharing the healing powers of our horses with the community and to continue in our mission to ‘teach the world to fear less and love more’,” says Hunkapi Programs Founder Terra Schaad. “It was important for us to stay close to the people we serve. We couldn’t be more thrilled to call Scottsdale home and to help preserve the western spirit and cowboy ethics of the West’s Most Western Town.”
The farm is now home to 35 retired and rescued horses, two donkeys, two Holstein cows, two potbelly pigs, a flock of chickens and a pack of rescued farm dogs that are integrated into a wide variety of therapeutic services. Hunkapi provides equine assisted psychotherapy, therapeutic riding, and equine assisted life skills. For more information, visit hunkapi.org.