Adaptive Services Continues Partnership with School District’s Vocational Training Program
Scottsdale Unified School District’s Scottsdale Community Opportunity for Real-world Education (SCORE) program provides training and support to gain employment and develop independent living skills for students with intellectual disabilities ages 18 to 22. The city’s Adaptive Services Center hosts this group once a week throughout the school year to provide students and instructors access to a state-of-the-art kitchen, multi-sensory room, and recreational space. During the 2021-22 school year, the SCORE program helped 14 students gain employment despite significant challenges related to the pandemic. For more information, visit

Bring Holiday Cheer to Scottsdale Families
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2022 Adopt-a-Senior and Adopt-a-Family holiday programs. When you complete the donor form, you will be matched with a senior or family and provided a brief biography and wish list. Each year, these programs serve hundreds of families and seniors in need, thanks to the generosity of the individuals, families, and organizations who support the program. Visit or to participate.

Local Veterans Can Make Up to $150 a Day Working the Polls
State and local officials are scrambling to staff polling sites with election volunteers. Major indicators are projecting a massive poll worker shortage for the 2022 midterms and beyond.

More than one million volunteers are needed to run national elections. If only 10% of the 17 million American veterans enlisted as poll workers, that would fill the void of any poll worker shortage.

Aware of this potential crisis, the Vet the Vote campaign is seeking to recruit 100,000 veterans and military family members to be poll workers in the 2022 midterms and other future elections. Vet the Vote is a coalition of 26 veteran and military service organizations and four civic groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Football League (NFL). Sign up to be a poll worker at

High-Intensity Activated Crosswalks in Scottsdale
Developed in Tucson 22 years ago, the High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Beacon (HAWK) device provides a protected pedestrian crossing with the push of a button.
The HAWK remains in an “off” position until activated by someone wanting to cross a busy street. After pushing a button, the signal begins with a flashing yellow light that warns drivers approaching the crosswalk to slow down. The flashing yellow light is followed by a solid yellow light, indicating drivers to prepare to stop. The signal then changes to a solid red for the drivers to stop at the stop bar, and the pedestrian gets a walk signal. The solid red converts to a flashing red after a few seconds, allowing drivers to proceed when safe to do so, according to a HAWK spec sheet.

Currently in use at the below crossings, two more HAWK devices are planned for between Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard and Goldwater Boulevard, just west of Marshall Way.
• Scottsdale Road between Butherus Drive and Greenway-Hayden Loop
• Pima Road and Dixileta Drive
• Pima Road and Jomax Road
• Chaparral Road just east of 78th Street
• Chaparral Road just west of Miller Road (Arizona Canal crossing)
• McDonald Road just east of Cattletrack Road (Arizona Canal crossing)
• Scottsdale Road and Palm Lane
• Indian Bend Road and McCormick Stillman Railroad Park
• Hayden Road north of Princess Boulevard
• Thomas Road and 86th Street
• Camelback Road and Saddlebag Trail

To learn more about this innovative system, visit