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August Newsletter

A Message from Supervisor Gates

Dear Friends,

With monsoon season in full swing, I hope everyone has stayed safe and avoided much of the damage we have seen throughout the valley.  Mother nature has sure put on an impressive show this summer and while it is beautiful to watch, I encourage everyone to use caution and remember to avoid crossing flooded areas.  For more information about the 2018 Monsoon season and best flood preparation practices click HERE and keep reading below.

As summer break winds down and school begins again, let's remember to drive carefully in neighborhoods and school zones. There is nothing more important than the safety of our kids.

Our community meetings begin again in September, with our County Coffee on September 6th, followed by our Community Meeting on September 18th.  I will send final details as we get closer to the date.  I look forward to seeing you there.

All my best,


*Make sure to visit Maricopa.gov/District3 for information on community meetings and other news.

District 3 Community Events

County Coffee with Supervisor Gates
Next Meeting - September 6

Date:      1st Thursday of the Month
Time:      8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:   TBD

Dates: October 4, November 1

Open Conversation with Supervisor Gates
New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area
Next Meeting - September 18

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

Dates: October 16, November 20

St. Mary's Food Bank IDA Check Presentation and Tour

St Mary's


The Board of Supervisors and Maricopa Industrial Development Authority (IDA) presented St. Mary's Food Bank a check for their Community Kitchen program which trains and helps those in need find jobs in the food service industry. Click HERE to watch a video on the Community Kitchens program.

St. Mary's Tour

Supervisor Gates watches program participants compete in a "Chopped" style culinary competition.

Flood Warning Workshop

Although Flood Awareness Week is officially over, monsoon season is not. Below are links to the Flood Control District's Flood Warning Workshop to help you stay prepared during the 2018 storm season.

2018 Storm Footage

Valley View

Who doesn't love watching our powerful monsoons storm through town? Check out Maricopa County's Valley View page where you can see live and past footage from our 2018 monsoon season.

I'd also encourage you to follow the Flood Control District of Maricopa County on Twitter in English or Español for weather updates.

Cyber Warfare Briefing



Supervisor Gates was briefed on the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range at Grand Canyon University. The AZCWR is a 501(c)(3) that helps train participants of all abilities and backgrounds to handle today's numerous cyber threats. The cyber warfare range is open to the public and can be found at AZCRW.org.

Upcoming Library Events

New Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

Date: 8/17/2018
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM

The New Friends of the North Valley Regional Library are sponsoring a Used Book Sale in the meeting room of the Library. Choose from hundreds of quality used books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, and more for all ages and on every imaginable subject. Low prices and open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the North Valley Regional Library.

Library: North Valley Regional Branch location
Location: Story Time Room
Contact: Pam Blair-Sheldon
Contact Number: 602.652.3301

Food For Fines Success!

The Maricopa County Library District collected 19,466 food items (approximately 17,500lbs) during its annual Food For Fines donation drive. With an increase of 8% in items collected year over year, the Library District waived a total of $38,931.55. Supervisor Gates thanks all who donated this year!

Maricopa County is Hiring!

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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