February Newsletter

District 1 Supervisor, Jack Sellers

February 2020

Dog with heart

Passing of the Gavel

Passing of the Gavel

Congratulations Clint Hickman on being elected Chairman and I’m honored to be selected Vice Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for 2020. A Special thank you to outgoing Chairman Bill Gates for his outstanding service in 2019.

Are You Ballot Ready?

Be Ballot Ready

The Elections Department has a new website aimed at getting our community engaged for a busy election cycle!  BeBallotReady.Vote is now live!  It provides a personalized dashboard with everything you need to know to make your vote count.  You can make changes to personal voter information, learn which upcoming elections you're eligible to vote in, find voting locations, sign up for text alerts, explore the new ballot style (you'll fill in ovals instead of arrows), and much more.  In short, it's a one-stop shop for voters unlike anything the County has provided before.   

Maricopa County Elections Tour with Arizona State Legislators

Elections Tour

In partnership with the Recorder, the Board of Supervisors invested millions of dollars in new technology to ensure ballots are counted accurately and as quickly as possible.  The Elections Department has been showing off some of that new technology to state legislators so they understand how it works.  It's one way Maricopa County is working to deliver best-in-class elections to our 4.5 million residents.

Maricopa County Flood Control District Tour

Flood Control Tour

On January 24, I was out at the Powerline Flood Retardation Structure as part of a comprehensive tour of flood control efforts in the East Valley.  This is a major responsibility that requires extensive collaboration with multiple agencies.

Public Health Update

Public Health Update

You have likely heard about the novel coronavirus.  Health officials confirmed the first case in Maricopa County.  This is a rapidly-developing situation and Public Health is working with the CDC, the State of Arizona, and other partners to share fact-based information.  Here is your best source of information on the virus.  Public Health will update this page as new information from the CDC becomes available.

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In the District

Arizona Chamber of Commerce - Legislative Forecast Luncheon 

AZ Chamber of Commerce

At the Arizona Chamber of Commerce 2020 Legislative Forecast Luncheon on January 10 with 1,200 of my close friends for a fireside chat with Governor Doug Ducey and a panel discussion with Arizona Senate and House Leadership. It was a great program and always fun to catch up with so many friends.

Chandler Chamber of Commerce - "Meet the Elected Officials Breakfast" 

Chandler Chamber Breakfast

There was a great turnout at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Meet the Elected Officials Breakfast on January 10 which included Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann and Speaker of the House of Representatives Rusty Bowers. Maricopa County was represented by Recorder Adrian Fontes, Sheriff Paul Penzone and myself. It was nice to be at the table with Jennings Imel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; City of Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Ben Blink, representing Governor Doug Ducey; Justice of the Peace Jay Tibshraeny; our Speaker of the House of Representatives Rusty Bowers and Senate President Karen Fann.

East Valley Chamber Alliance Breakfast with Governor Doug Ducey

East Valley Breakfast

On January 15, I attended the East Valley Chamber Alliance Breakfast along with my colleague Supervisor Steve Chucri where Governor Doug Ducey spoke.

Town of Gilbert - "2020 Digital State of the Town"

Gilbert State of the Town

I enjoyed the Town of Gilbert’s 2020 Digital State of the Town on January 23. The Town of Gilbert is Celebrating 100 years and planning for a future fueled by technology that sustains quality of life. Impressive leadership!

Sun Lakes Hazardous Waste Collection

Upcoming 2020 Census

2020 Census

The upcoming 2020 Census is easy, secure, and important.  A complete count means more funding to our community and better service to our residents.  Watch the video from the U.S. Census Bureau and then learn what Arizona is doing to get people counted.