Nat'l County Government Month, Farm Tour Highlights, CD08 Special Election Info, Upcoming meetings

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April Newsletter  -  April 10, 2018

A Message from Supervisor Gates

Dear Friends,

Can you believe it's April 11th and we have already hit 100 degrees?  As we continue to enjoy the Maricopa Trail and our other outdoor amenities, remember to hydrate, be a safe hiker, and wear sunscreen.

Did you know April is National County Government Month?  This year's theme is “Serving the Underserved.”  National County Government Month provides an opportunity to highlight the various departments and services that Maricopa County provides.  Often times we do not think about the various services Maricopa County provides as they do not affect our daily lives.  I encourage you to take a few moments, visit, and explore our various departments.  Here are just a few of the services the county provides to stimulate the curiosity of your mind; marriage licenses and passports, workforce development, flood control, criminal justice,  animal adoption and dog licenses, birth and death certificates, flood control, mosquito vector control, building bridges and roads, and restaurant health ratings.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that Maricopa County has the highest annual population growth, gaining about 222 people per day.  That equals more than 81,000 new people in Maricopa County.  This growth is evident in the new businesses, buildings, and general feel of economic vitality in the valley.  You may view the full release and additional information HERE.

It has been a busy past month for the District 3 office.  The highlights are listed below and include our District 3 Farm Tour, Farm Bureau Farm-City Breakfast, and the unveiling of the new Emergency Management Preparedness App.

My April 17th Community Meeting in New River has been moved to a night meeting on April 18 to discuss the New River / Daisy Mountain Area Plan update.  Details can be found below.

All my best,


April 18th, 6:30PM New River / Daisy Mountain Area Plan Meeting

New River / Daisy Mountain Area Plan Meeting

April 18 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

6:30 PM Check-in

6:45 PM Start

Stepping Stones Academy - Multi-purpose Room

35812 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Join Supervisor Gates and Maricopa County staff for an information session as we discuss the process for updating the New River / Daisy Mountain Area Plan.


In this meeting, we will provide an overview of current regulatory statutes, an overview of the 1999 Area Plan, and discuss guidelines and a timeline as we move forward.  This meeting will not specifically address any one issue as we will have multiple future meetings to address individual issues as they arise throughout the process.

Please feel free to invite your neighbors and community.

I look forward to seeing you on April 18th.

Thank you,

Bill Gates

Supervisor, District 3

If you have questions, a concern, or need assistance on any issue, please contact my office at:

(602) 506-7562

District 3 Community Events

County Coffee with Supervisor Gates and State Senator Kate Brophy-McGee

Date:      May 3
Time:      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:   TBD

Dates: June 7, September 6*, October 4*
July & August - No Meeting, Summer Break
*Location TBD


Open Conversation with Supervisor Gates

New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area

APRIL 17th Meeting Moved to APRIL 18TH at 6:30 PM See Above

Next Meeting – May 15

Date:      3rd Tuesday of the Month
Time:      Noon - 1:00 PM
Where:   Daisy Mountain Fire Department
              1120 W. Desert Hills Rd.
              Phoenix, AZ 85086

Dates: June 19, September 18, October 16
*July & August - No Meeting, Summer Break

stepping stones

Maricopa County Farm Bureau Farm-City Breakfast

farm breakfast

The District 3 Farm-City Breakfast experienced a record turnout with an estimated 75+ attendees. Thank you too all who came to Desert Tree farm to learn about agriculture in Maricopa County.

New Emergency Management Application

emergency management

Click on the photo to learn more about Maricopa County Emergency Management's new Preparedness App and how to download!

Maricopa County Farm Tour

Supervisor Gates and the District 3 team recently completed the second half of a two-part tour of Maricopa County agriculture with Jeannette Fish, former Maricopa County Farm Bureau Executive Director. The west valley tour had stops at Triple G Dairy, H-Four Farms, Duncan Family Farms, Woolf Roses, and Bales Hay.  The tour provided invaluable insight into the health of agriculture in the county and reinforced how important agriculture is to our environment and economy.

Triple G Dairy

Ben Gingg poses with Supervisor Gates while touring Triple G Dairy.

Paul Heiden and Supervisor Gates at H-Four Farms in Buckeye, Arizona.

Farm tour
Bales Wheat

Bales Hay Farm in Buckeye, Arizona growing a field of durum wheat.

A curious calf at Triple G Dairy in Buckeye, Arizona.

triple g dairy calf

Upcoming Library Events

*W*I*R* Consult-a-Writer

Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 4/26/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM

Tina Radcliffe, NVRL's Writer In Residence for February through April, will be available for personal 30 minute appointments with aspiring writers. Receive comments, suggestions, encouragement and answers to your questions! PLEASE CALL NORTH VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY to register for an appointment.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Library: North Valley Regional    Branch location
Contact: Donna

Investment Planning

Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 4/26/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM

Are you interested in securing your financial future? Catherine Scrivano of CASCO Financial Group will discuss the fundamentals of investing, how to identify financial goals, how to measure risk tolerance, and types of investments.

Library: North Valley Regional Branch location
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Nande Marin

CD 08 Special General Election Information

General Election

April 24, 2018

General Election - Important Dates

  • March 26 - Voter Registration Deadline
    *Date passed*
  • March 28 - Ballots Mailed & Surprise City Hall Early Voting Location Opens
    *Date passed*
  • April 13 - Last day to request Ballot by Mail
  • April 14 - Thunderbird Retirement Resort & Goodyear City Hall Early Voting Locations Open
  • April 18 -Mail back ballots - recommended deadline
  • April 20 - Early Voting Locations Close

April 24 - Election Day!

Online Resources

Sign up for text ballot status updates

Text “Join” to 628-683

Need More Info?

Call 602.506.1511 or visit

Maricopa County News

Maricopa County is fastest-growing in nation, according to U.S. Census data

More people moved to Maricopa County than any other county in the country last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday.

Maricopa County's population jumped by nearly 74,000 people — a 1.7 percent increase. The county's growth helped it maintain its rank as the fourth most populous county in the country, with 4,307,033 residents.

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Maricopa County Fair April 11th-15th

State Fairgrounds

Fair dates:

April 11-15, 2018

Fair Information


AZ Exposition & State Fairgrounds
1826 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Entertainment Schedule

Maricopa County is Hiring!

With 14,000 employees, Maricopa County is always looking for motivated individuals to join our team. Click HERE to see what jobs are currently open.

With great benefits, fun health challenges, and amazing people, the Human Resources department at Maricopa County continues to do an amazing job of finding, attracting, and keeping great talent.

Is your next career waiting for you at Maricopa County?

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Below is a contact list for Maricopa County constituent services. Please note: Underlined services are available to all Maricopa County residents. Services that are not underlined are specific to residents of unincorporated County. Those who live in cities or towns should contact their location jurisdiction for assistance with the non-underlined services.

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