Scottsdale Update - Sept. 6, 2022

Sept. 6, 2022


Register for the United Diversity Business Summit. Attendees will discover innovative tools to unite and ignite business growth opportunities through diversification and inclusion initiatives. This second annual event takes place 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St. It features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking opportunities and resources. Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the city are presenting the event. Learn more and register.

Investing in Our Scottsdale: Dove Valley Waterline Replacement. As part of the Water Distribution Systems Improvement Program, the city is replacing the failing waterline along Dove Valley Road between 56th and 67th streets with new 12-inch ductile iron pipe. Work has been completed between 56th and 60th streets, with the remaining portion expected to be complete mid-October. 


Get a head start learning about city issues, projects and activities by attending or listening in on the many public meetings we host. Here’s what’s coming up:

Volunteers are needed for six boards and commissions: Airport Advisory Commission, Board of Adjustment, Building Advisory Board of Appeals, Human Relations Commission, Transportation Commission and Veterans Advisory Commission. The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 8. Learn more and apply.

Learn about the responsibilities of city Boards and Commissions and how you can serve.


Scottsdale Library presents expanded Hometown Happy Hour – unique and entertaining stories about our community. The series includes:

  • Stories from the Files of the Scottsdale Police Department by Citizen Advisor Bruce Wall – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, Mustang Library. 

  • Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Scottsdale Historic Preservation Program by award-winning architect Doug Sydnor – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, Appaloosa Library.

  • Scottsdale as a Mecca for the Fabulous and Fashionable of the Southwest by community Historian Joan Fudala – 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, Mustang Library.

Registration isn't required, but space is limited. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Get details for each program on the library’s online calendar.

Library offers free program exploring “Early Human History of the Sonoran Desert.” Discover who’s lived in the Sonoran Desert the past 10,000 years. Learn why the Hohokam were considered “Masters of the Desert,” about Army Generals McDowell and Stoneman, and everyone in between. The free program will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St. Learn more

Gallop to the Arabian National Breeder finals Sept. 14-17, at WestWorld. This prestigious show presents an unprecedented halter/breeding showcase opportunity that offers prize money and marketing opportunities for breeders and purebred Arabian horse enthusiasts. The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona is the most established and successful breed organization in the state with more than 66 years of experience in marketing and promoting the Arabian horse.

Try a new dining spot … or hit up an old favorite for Arizona Restaurant Week, Sept. 16-25. 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, along with their regular menu items.

Preserve’s Educational Walk program explores desert flora. The McDowell Sonoran Preserve sits in one of the most biodiverse areas of the Sonoran Desert. Learn about the plant life that thrives there from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Brown’s Ranch Trailhead. Learn more


  • Scottsdale ArtWalk: Internationally known as a mecca for art collectors, Scottsdale is home to more than 100 galleries, dedicated to exhibiting the finest visual art from around the world and locally. Stroll at your own pace. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Specialty-themed Gold Palette ArtWalks are held 6:30-9 p.m. about once a month.

Get more events information.


Neighborhood College registration is open for fall series. We offer three tracks: HOA, Good Neighbor and History. Register for one or all! Some presentations are offered in-person and online. 

HOA series: 

  • Legislative Update and Roles & Responsibilities of the Board: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Sept. 15, Zoom. 

  • When Neighbors & Boards Collide - Using the Arizona Department of Real Estate's administrative hearing to resolve complaints: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

  • Effective Board Meetings: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

  • Fair Housing Laws and Community Associations - How to avoid a fair housing lawsuit: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

  • Hot Topics and Amending CC&Rs: 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 20, Zoom. 

  • Top 10 Reasons Boards Get Sued: 1-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

The Good Neighbor series:

  • Medicare is 1,2,3 Easy: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

History series: 

  • 'Til Death Do Us Part: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1; or 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road, and on Zoom. 

  • Scottsdale Fact or Fiction: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15; or 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road.

“Meet and greet” provides networking and educational opportunities to transform your business. You’re invited to this inaugural Scottsdale and HUUB small business event where you’ll meet city department teams and others to help you with your business needs. The event runs 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. Registration required


Get carded … at Scottsdale Public Library. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and libraries around the nation want to remind everyone that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Share the love by encouraging your friends, family, and neighbors to get a card today. We’ll host a celebration for library card holders in November … details coming in October. 

Scottsdale promotes openness, transparency and accountability with 50 publicly available datasets. Have you ever wondered how many Scottsdale households have internet access compared to neighboring communities? Check out this map using free, open-source data from Esri and Scottsdale’s geographical information system. The darker and larger the symbol, the greater the number of households without internet access. See what else you can learn!

Mayor’s “We the People” Constitution Day Contest showcases American pride; offers prizes and recognition for winning entries. Mayor David D. Ortega is hosting a Constitution Day Contest to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1797, signing of the U. S. Constitution. Compose an essay; create a piece of art in any medium; write, perform and video an original song or act; or produce a podcast. Prizes will be awarded in different categories for various age groups. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Learn more.


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