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Tenative FY 2020 Budget Approved


The Board of Supervisors approved a tentative $2.57 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. We live in the most dynamic county in the United States where people tend to have a lower cost of living and pay less for government services than they do in other large metropolitan areas, while also having access to diverse job and recreational opportunities. This budget supports the Maricopa County of the future by building on a great foundation of innovative planning and fiscal intelligence to move us forward. Read the press release here.

Arbor Day

Arbor Day

I enjoyed celebrating Arbor Day with my family, the Arizona Nursery Association, and the students at St. Thomas the Apostle school.The students will be able to watch their tree grow throughout their years in elementary school.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

McDowell Regional Park

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an update to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park Master Plan. There’s a reason Maricopa County has the best parks system in the country. We don’t just rely on what has worked in the past. We change with the needs of our community. The original plan was approved in 1967. Now, the people who use this beautiful space have suggested additional services and activities that make sense for the Maricopa County of today. This plan takes their needs and wants into consideration and will enhance the visitor experience for the next 50 years. Read the Plan.

GPEC Executive Mission


I had the opportunity to join the Greater Phoenix Economic Council Biennial Washington D.C. Executive Mission.  This mission allows state, county, and city leaders to discuss, and advocate for, polices that create and retain jobs and economic growth in our region.

Marc Community Resources & Partners in Recovery

MARC Community Partners

Marc Community Resources and Partners in Recovery deliver care to those with behavioral, medical and disability conditions. The goal of successful recovery includes navigating treatment, employment and housing to reduce homelessness and recidivism through the court system. I appreciate this team working collaboratively with Maricopa County, the City of Phoenix Mental Health Court, Drug Court and other agencies to help those who need this assistance. Read more here.

Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility

Gilbert Groundbreaking

I was honored to participate in a groundbreaking for the Gilbert Public Safety Training Facility. The facility, which is the first of its kind in Gilbert, will serve as the dedicated training space for the Police and Fire & Rescue departments and will be equipped with multiple tactical, prop and classroom structures, a shooting range and a driver training track. Looking forward to the grand opening in 2021!

Register for our Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program launched and this year's theme is "A Universe of Stories." The program runs throughout June and July.  Register today.

County director acknowleged by the American Public Works Association

Jennifer Toth

We are proud that Maricopa County’s Transportation Director, Jennifer Toth, was named one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year by the American Public Works Association for her dedication to safety and innovation.

2019 Outstanding Service Award

Congratulations to the Tom Manos Outstanding Service Award recipient and finalists. Michele Castañeda-Martinez is a Maricopa County Public Health employee who received this year’s award.  Each year, the award is given to an employee who anticipates the needs of others; gets results whether given credit or not; actively volunteers in the community; and has a positive attitude. Learn more about Michele and see a video of the award presentation.

District 2 Business Spotlight

In May, Scottsdale-based Caliber – The Wealth Development Company held their 7th annual investment conference, with investors from across Maricopa County and the nation. At the event, CEO Chris Loeffler described how they have become the largest Opportunity Zone Fund in the Southwest, on track to raise $500 million to fund development projects in Arizona and beyond.

Opportunity Zones were created by the 2017 federal Jobs and Tax Cuts Act and provide significant tax incentives for investors who develop projects or businesses in areas that have historically had difficulty generating economic growth. Caliber is currently invested in Opportunity Zone projects in Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and more. Along the way, they have grown into an organization with nearly 1,500 employees who build, develop and manage nearly $900 million in existing properties and development projects. For more information.

Steve Chucri
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 2


The National Association of Counties (NACo) announced the winners for the 2019 Achievement Awards. NACo recognized 616 entries from counties and state associations in 32 states. Maricopa County was recognized for 31 Achievement Awards by NACo. This is just a reflection of how Maricopa County continues to strive for an innovative business mindset.  Congratulations to all of the departments recognized this year.  All winners are available in the NACo searchable awards database, where winning programs are searchable by year, category and state dating back to 2007.