Scottsdale Update - May 12, 2022

HEADLINE NEWS

We need your help to restock Scottsdale's Vista del Camino Food Bank. Participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive by placing nonperishable food near your mailbox Saturday, May 14. Your letter carrier will pick up and deliver items to food banks.

Scottsdale Parks and Recreation wants to hear from you. Attend an upcoming in-person input meeting from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy. Share your thoughts on ways to improve our parks, community centers, events and more. Can’t make it in-person? Take the online survey

City's emergency manager joins National Disaster Medical System Incident Management Team. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected Troy Lutrick for the federal sworn intermittent position. He is assigned to the Federal Gold Team as an emergency management specialist – planning officer. The focus is to meet response requirements and carry out the team’s mission to save lives and protect Americans from 21st century health security threats.  

Investing in Our Scottsdale: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Scottsdale Civic Center project. Crews are conducting concrete and masonry work. The renovation, approved by voters in the 2019 bond election, is expected to be completed Dec. 31. Learn more

THINGS TO DO

Scottsdale Philharmonic invites the public to a concert Sunday.*We flubbed. This concert is NOT free as noted in Monday’s edition of Scottsdale Update. This orchestra provides the Valley with a professional symphony performing a series of traditional classical music concerts. The concert is at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Sunday’s program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain among others. Learn more. Buy tickets.

The Scottsdale Civil War Roundtable meets Tuesday. Speakers are nationally known historians and authors who discuss America's greatest conflict. The Tuesday, May 17, program features “Stonewall Jackson’s Last Map.” These monthly lectures, held at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, start at 5 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. for book sale and meeting the speaker.  

Scottsdale hosts two college tournaments this month. Entering the second year of a three-year agreement, the 2022 NCAA Division I Golf Championships are set for Grayhawk’s Raptor Course with the women’s competition May 20-25 followed by the men’s competition May 27-June 1. More than 15,000 spectators attended last year’s tournaments, booking 3,443 rooms, and the city received a media value of more than $750,000. The championship is open to everyone, tickets are not required. 

In addition, the inaugural Pac-12 Baseball Tournament will take place May 25-29 at Scottsdale Stadium with the top eight teams from the Pac-12 competing in a double elimination tournament. The winner will receive the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Buy tickets

Support Spring Arizona Restaurant Week, May 20-29. Arizona Restaurant Week showcases local chefs and their culinary achievements with special menus and dining experiences at participating restaurants. Each eatery is featuring a three-course, prix-fixe menu for $33, $44 or $55 per person. 

Ongoing Events and Activities:

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Scottsdale 360: Short-Term Rentals, the long and the short of it. Join representatives from Tax & License, Code Enforcement and the Scottsdale Police for a discussion of steps to follow if you have a concern with a short-term rental in your neighborhood. Learn about Scottsdale's new ordinance and how it’s being enforced. Register for the virtual class which starts at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26.  

Scottsdale 360 is a virtual learning series that highlights the people, policies and programs that shape our community. Other topics include government relations, emergency preparedness and investing in Scottsdale through capital projects. Sign up for one session - or the entire series. Classes take place from 11 a.m.-noon every other Thursday through July. Learn more.

FYI

Provide input to help Scottsdale create its first Sustainability Plan. Attend one of two interactive workshops: Monday, May 16, at the Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road; or Tuesday, May 17, at the Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park, 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road. Both workshops will contain the same information and run from 6-7:30 p.m. Space is limited, so register soon. Sustainability Director Lisa McNeilly and experts from ASU will provide an overview of sustainability and the role of a plan, but the main purpose of these workshops is to hear from you. 

Want to work for Scottsdale but not seeing openings that interest you? We have a lot of diverse job opportunities. If something strikes your fancy, fill out a job interest card, and we’ll notify you when something becomes available.  

More than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered at city-hosted vaccine events from October 2021-February 2022. Scottsdale partnered with Maricopa County Public Health and held 14 opportunities at Eldorado Park and Horizon Park community centers. Most of the 1,041 vaccines were for booster shots. However, about 205 children between 5-11 received either their first or second dose.  

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