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Maricopa County READS

As the school year draws to a close, the Maricopa County Library District (MCLD) is launching its annual Summer Reading Program. Join MCLD’s 17 branches, along with 45 municipal libraries located within Maricopa County, to log your reading online, read an exciting original story, complete challenges, attend library events, and tag us on social media (#read20az) from June 1 – August 1. Be sure to sign up for my reading challenge to get a special badge!

Join our Summer Reading Program beginning June 1. Register today!

Chucri reading badge
Earn the Supervisor Chucri reading badge

Get to know your supervisor : Steve Chucri

The Maricopa County Office of Communications developed a profile video for each of the County Supervisors to share with county employees. I would like to share my video with you.

Maricopa County sees largest population gain

It’s official! Maricopa County had the highest population growth in the entire country. We are the fourth largest county in the nation and continue to be one of the greatest counties to live, work, and raise a family.

Read my article published in the Phoenix Business Journal "My View: No surprise Maricopa County is growing again."

Cave Creek Regional Park

At Cave Creek Regional Park, these selfies are captured every day! Watch the video to see more, and follow Cave Creek Regional Park for more footage. For more information on our county parks events visit http://www.maricopacountyparks.net/.

Good Government

Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award

This was the first year Maricopa County presented an employee with the Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award. Roseann Osborne Perez received this award. Roseann has served more than 33 years with the County and is the Division Manager for MCDOT’s Infrastructure Technology Center. Roseann has embraced what Maricopa County wants to reflect in an employee, excellent customer service plus she embodies the Tom Manos legacy of excellent public service.

Roseann Osborn Perez award

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

Jack Stapley

Jack Stapley served on the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission for 24 years. I presented Jack with this special plaque at the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission meeting thanking him for his years of service. Thank you Jack!

The meeting was held at the beautiful Hassayampa River Preserve in Wickenburg.

Learn more on the Maricopa County Parks website.


Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Retiring K9 Officer

On March 22, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to transfer ownership of the Sheriff's Office retiring K9 officer, Kahr, to handler Deputy Larry Edwards. Kahr was diagnosed with a degenerative disease which required his retirement. Thank you for your service Kahr.

Retiring Kahr with the Board

Community Update

District 2’s Breakfast on the Farm

Many constituents, councilmembers, and friends attended District 2’s Breakfast on the Farm. I would like to thank Sam and Wade Kelsall of Mother Nature’s Farm, the Maricopa County Farm Bureau and the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension for hosting this breakfast. It was great to visit about issues of importance to the county and the agricultural community.

Chucri farm breakfast

Rio Verde

I was privileged to be invited to attend the Community Church of the Verdes sign dedication. We appreciate Reverend Dr. Cathy Northrup serving the Rio Verde community.

Community Church sign

Heritage Academy in Mesa

Thank you Principal Taylor and senior students at Heritage Academy in Mesa. We had a great conversation about Maricopa County and its role and connections to city and state government. These students are sharp and engaged!

Heritage Academy

AmeriCorps Volunteers

Thank you to our hundreds of AmeriCorps volunteers in Maricopa County. If you have a curiosity about volunteering, we encourage you to get involved and help our community. #county4service

Chucri Americorps Service


Update on Vets’ Community Connections (VCC)

I continue to encourage local veterans, active duty or family members to contact VCC by dialing 2-1-1, so that we can connect them with community members eager to answer their questions. Watch this video for more information.

Vets Community Connection

Brian Garcia Welcome Center

I had the opportunity to participate in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Brian Garcia Welcome Center. We have made great strides in improving the intake process at the Human Services Campus. This streamlined approach toward critical services can help end the cycle of homelessness. Thank you to the Garcia Family, the Thunderbirds, and the Maricopa IDA.

Brian Garcia Welcome Center
Click to watch a video regarding the Welcome Center

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

I enjoyed meeting with President Delbert Ray of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. I am proud of the strong relationship we have built for our communities and look forward to continuing our collaboration.

Delbert Ray

Scottsdale's corridors join Maricopa Trail

Maricopa Trail

Building the Maricopa Trail has been a massive undertaking. It wouldn’t be possible without partnerships such as this.

Read more

Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Executive Mission to Washington, D.C

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Executive Mission to Washington, D.C.  A group of GPEC members, regional and state leaders, and elected officials advocated for key economic development issues critical to the success of our state. 

Chucri GPEC
GPEC leaders with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC)

Are you interested in volunteering, fostering or adopting a dog? Find out about upcoming events and orientations on Animal Care & Control's calendar of events.

Remember to visit Animal Care & Control's Featured Pet page weekly!

Featured Pet

MCDOT Updates

In Progress:

Bush Hwy Asphalt Rubber Overlay:  The 2nd in a three year phased project to improve safety, drainage and re-pave Bush Highway from Thomas Road to the Beeline Highway (SR87). Work will be on hold between approx. mid-May and September to allow for summer travel and safety.

Warner Road and Sossaman Road:  Installing Intersection Lighting for safety at a high accident intersection.  


Peak View Road:  Dirt Road paving from 58th St to 60th St. - Recently completed         

Tonto Hills Area:  Dirt Road paving of Deer Trail Road from Cave Creek Road to Old Mine Road. - Recently completed

Warner Road and Sossaman Road:  Installing Intersection Lighting for safety at a high accident intersection. - Recently completed


Gilbert Road Bridge:  In cooperation with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the City of Mesa, constructing a new four-lane bridge to replace the existing low-flow and 2 lane bridge crossings. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in Fall, 2019.

McKellips Road:  This project is studying the feasibility of widening McKellips Road from the State Route Loop 101 to Alma School Road in order to improve safety. MCDOT is working with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the City of Mesa to study this project.