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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Maricopa County Wins 43 National Achievement Awards

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Maricopa County is being recognized nationally for programs that help individuals and families navigate a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The nation’s fastest-growing county received 43 National Achievement Awards this year from the Nati...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Valley to See $65M in Affordable Housing Projects Approved by Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

65M Affordable Housing

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $35 million in funding for the development of affordable housing units across the region and to facilitate homeownership through down payment assistance programs. This latest round of funding...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Maricopa County, City of Phoenix Partner to Offer Heat Relief to People Experiencing Homelessness

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$4 Million in Funding Offers Heat Relief, Case Management Services May-Oct

  • Maricopa County Has Partnered With the City of Phoenix to Open a Day and Night Heat Relief Facility
  • Up to 200 People Can Be Served at the Location near 28th and Washington Streets
  • Ser...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Maricopa County Invests $21M to Improve Access to Health Care

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Funding Will Support Development of New and Renovated Community Health Centers 

PHOENIX - (April 26, 2022) - In partnership with the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC), Maricopa County has awarded $21.4 million to five local com...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate, Works to Blunt Inflation in Tentative FY 2023 Budget

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Board commits to additional long-term community investments

Maricopa County supervisors are addressing the rising cost of goods and services head-on with a budget that cuts taxes and helps people pay their bills.  The Board approved a tentative FY...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Seekers Can Now Access Employment Services & Opportunities Through Maricopa Co. Library Branches

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  • The Maricopa County Human Services Department has partnered with the Maricopa County Library District to Expand Access to Workforce Development Services Across the County
  • Job Seekers Can Now Access Career Counseling and Employment Services via County Libra...
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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Board Joins Recorder in Response to Attorney General’s Interim Election Report

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Maricopa County leaders are correcting the record about the 2020 election yet again.  This time, it was the state’s top prosecutor who needed a fact check.  

The Board of Supervisors voted today to join Recorder Stephen Richer in sending ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Maricopa County Officials Approve 2022 Elections Plan

Vote Center

Maricopa County is expanding voting access for the 2022 Primary and General Elections, while continuing to focus on security and transparency.

The plan — developed under the leadership of Scott Jarrett and Rey Valenzuela, co-directors of the Elec...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

$10.7 Million Affordable Housing Projects Approved by Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Affordable housing

Funding Adds 144 Housing Units for Seniors Exiting Homelessness

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $10.7 million in funding for two affordable housing projects 
  • The funding adds 148 affordable housing units to the County for qualifie...
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Posted on: April 22, 2022

New Outreach Program Offers Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in Unincorporated Areas

Hand In Hand

  • Maricopa County, in collaboration with Community Bridges, Inc. will offer a new outreach program
  • People experiencing homelessness will be connected to Navigators who match needs to services
  • Services are available 7 days a week to connect the individuals to ...
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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Board of Supervisors Appoints Rachel Mitchell as County Attorney

County Attorney

In a unanimous vote today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed longtime county prosecutor Rachel Mitchell as County Attorney.

“Rachel Mitchell is a distinguished and experienced prosecutor with deep knowledge of the County Attorney’s Office—...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $17 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

Affordable Housing

Funding Adds 610 Affordable Units to Valley’s Housing Stock

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $17 million in funding for affordable housing projects
  • The funding will add more than 600 new units to the region’s affordable housing stock
  • A hotel...
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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Joint Statement From Chairman Bill Gates and Recorder Stephen Richer

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The Attorney General's interim report about the 2020 election in Maricopa County includes no new evidence, nothing that would have changed the results, and nothing that should lead people to question the overall health of our electoral system.

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Surprise & Maricopa County Partner to Build New Multigenerational Community Resource Center

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The City of Surprise is making a major investment into the vitality and well-being of the West Valley with plans to build a multigenerational community resource center in partnership with Maricopa County.

On April 5, the Surprise City Council voted to appr...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Board Accepts Resignation of County Attorney Allister Adel

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The Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of County Attorney Allister Adel today just hours after she submitted her letter.  The resignation is effective Friday, March 25.

In an emergency public meeting this afternoon, Board members also c...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Delta Variant Increases COVID-19 Risk in Maricopa County

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Media availability: Virtual availability will be from 12:30pm-2:00pm on Friday, July 9. Call to schedule. Media contact: Sonia Singh, Sonia.singh@maricopa.gov, 602-679-3098

There is new evidence that the more-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 i...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Board, County Attorneys Get National Honor for Elections Work

Elections Recognition

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and the County Attorney's Office are getting national recognition for their role in overseeing and ensuring free and fair elections in 2020. 

At today’s board meeting, the National Association of C...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Maricopa County Announces Results of COVID-19 Antibody Project

Serosurvey Results

"Serosurvey” estimates that approximately one in 10 Maricopa County residents have been infected with COVID-19 

 

PHOENIX (November 16, 2020) — Results from a serosurvey conducted ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maricopa County Encourages Flu Shots In October, Provides Free Vaccine Events Across Region

Flu Vaccines

Maricopa County is asking residents to get their flu vaccine within the next three weeks. Getting vaccinated by the end of October ensures you are protected for the entire flu season, even if the flu starts circulating earlier than normal. 

“Now i...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Maricopa County Announces COVID-19 Antibody Project

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“Serosurvey” will estimate how much of Maricopa County’s population has been infected with COVID-19 

PHOENIX (September 2, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) is embarking on an investi...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Final FY 2021 Budget Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Operating budgets cut by 2%; tax rate unchanged  

Maricopa County is putting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds to immediate use helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while also pulling back on discretionary spending unrel...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 22

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Tax Rate Will Be Set in August 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its FY 2021 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 22.? The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Daily COVID-19 Update: June 3

Daily COVID-19 Updates

The June 3, 2020 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • “Return Stronger” order remains in effect
  • County Services Impacted
  • 4 Safeguarding Tips For Reopening
  • Mental Health Resources
  • A Few Words From Public Health On The ...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Building Permits Increase Despite COVID-19 Economic Fallout

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There’s not a lot of good economic news out there these days, but data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.? Building permit?submissions?are?up s...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Maricopa County Launches Text-Message Outreach to Positive COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19-News Update

PHOENIX (May 22, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has now added text messaging to its toolbox to inform COVID-19-positive Maricopa County residents about what they need to do to take care of themselves and reduce the spr...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

County Effort Provides Critical Services to Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maricopa County and its partners are making new connections with those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, giving hundreds of people safer places to live while also planning ahead for the summer heat and long-term needs.

“These are no ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Local Manufacturer Donates Surgical Gowns to Maricopa County Unified Command

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Senator McSally, Chairman Hickman grateful for much-needed PPE

(May 1, 2020) – Today, the Maricopa County Unified Command Center received a donation of 2,500 surgical gowns from AmSafe Manufacturing. Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman an...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Maricopa County Steps Up Again To Assist Local Nonprofits

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Human services-centered nonprofit organizations across Maricopa County are getting a financial boost thanks to a new investment approved by the Board of Supervisors.  The Board approved nearly $14 million in grants to 82 nonprofits (listed below)...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Maricopa County Launches Pilot Program to Increase Practice Readiness for New Graduate Nurses

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In the face of a nationwide nursing shortage, Maricopa County is launching a new program to get more nursing school students the hands-on experience they need to thrive in their chosen profession as soon as they graduate.

“Having a nursing shortage during ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Federal Funding Supports Maricopa County Seniors, Adults With Disabilities

Senior-care

Seniors and adults with disabilities in Maricopa County will benefit from $10.6 million in funding that will support an increase in demand for services among seniors and adults with disabilities in the county.  

On Aug. 4, the Maricopa Co...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Correcting the Record: Maricopa County Releases Detailed Report on Senate Inquiry

Election Facts

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Today, the Maricopa County Elections Department released its report titled, Correcting the Record: Maricopa County’s In-Depth Analysis of the Senate Inquiry. It’s the final word to the Arizona Se...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Maricopa County Lands an Additional $39 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance

Additional 39M toward emergency rental assistance

Renters in Maricopa County who are facing eviction due to non-payment of rent or utility shut-offs now have access to an additional $39 million in emergency rental assistance. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted on Jan. 26 to accept the $39 mil...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Thomas Galvin Appointed As New District 2 Supervisor

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Maricopa County has a new supervisor representing parts of the East and Northeast Valley.  In a unanimous vote today, the Board of Supervisors appointed Thomas Galvin to represent District 2.  He was sworn in hours later.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Board of Supervisors Approves $28 Million in Investments to Address Homelessness

Rescue Newsletter

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $28 million in funding that will address housing insecurity for County residents. Of the $28 million in funding, $21 million will be allocated to add 352 new shelter beds to further expand the region’s cap...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Defense of Democracy, Government Transparency Top List of Priorities For New Board Chairman

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Bill Gates Will Serve as Chairman for a Second Time

Newly-elected Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Bill Gates wants Maricopa County to “set the bar for how governments serve” by being “transparent and timely in what we deliver” and fighting “distrust and dis...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Maricopa County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

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Campaign will give people who are on the fence about getting vaccinated info & resources

Maricopa County Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Campaign will give people who are on the fence about getting vaccinated info & resources Maricopa County is ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Maricopa County Elected Leaders Call for End to Senate/Cyber Ninja Election Audit

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READ THE COUNTY’S LETTER TO SENATOR FANN

READ THE TECHNICAL DOCUMENT REFUTING FALSE CLAIMS

At a special public meeting today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a written response to allegations made by Arizona Senate President Ka...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of Aug 16

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Week of Aug 16, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Flood Emergency in Gila Bend
  • Monsoon 2021
  • Vaccines Save Lives: A Personal Story
  • Vaccines Work Against Delta
  • Update on Case Trends
  • School Outbreaks
  • News Bites
  • Pets & Places

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Board of Supervisors to Vote on Final Budget on June 21

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Tax Rate Will Be Set in August 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on final approval of its FY 2022 budget during a public hearing on Monday, June 21.? The Board, which also governs the Flood Control, Library, and Stadium districts...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Maricopa County Public Health Seeking Resident Input on COVID-19 Impacts

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Input on COVID-19 Impacts; Data to be Used to Establish Funding Priorities

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 10, 2021) – A new survey from Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) asks Maricopa County residents ages 12 and up how COVID-19 has impacted them a...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Board of Supervisors Cuts Property Tax Rate, Invests in Public Health

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Final FY 2022 budget includes funds for pandemic response and future infrastructure

After helping the nation’s fastest-growing county weather a pandemic and a year of financial uncertainty, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is putting mone...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Maricopa County Outlines Priorities for American Rescue Plan Dollars

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Maricopa County is using a new influx of federal funds to bring services and stability to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the pandemic.

When the Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2022 budget, they also approved spending priori...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Maricopa County Secures New Tabulation Equipment for Upcoming Elections

Elections Equipment

With the November 2021 elections fast approaching, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has obtained new election equipment to replace what the Arizona Senate subpoenaed and turned over to uncertified contractors. This comes after the Arizona Secretar...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Maricopa County Launches “Just the Facts” Website to Combat Misinformation

Election Facts

July 23, 2021 (Phoenix) — There’s a new to way to get facts about Maricopa County elections. The Maricopa County Elections Department launched JustTheFacts.Vote today to address questions and misconceptions about the 2020 General Election as well...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Chairman Declares Local Emergency After Gila Bend Flooding

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At 9:33 a.m. on August 14th, 2021, Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Jack Sellers, declared a Local Emergency for Maricopa County. The Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management has activated the Emergency Ope...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

New Maricopa County Dashboard Shows How American Rescue Plan Money Is Being Spent

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Members of the public have a new way to see how Maricopa County is using federal funds to bring services and stability to residents, families and businesses impacted by the pandemic. The Board of Supervisors approved spending priorities for $435 million i...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Board Reaches Agreement With Senate Over Subpoenas

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Tonight, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Arizona State Senate that keeps county routers and other sensitive materials out of the hands of the Senate’s contractor, Cyber Ninjas.  The agreement also...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Maricopa County Invests $15M to Bring Domestic Violence Support Services into Community

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Video: Remarks by Chairman Sellers, Supervisor GallardoVideo: Domestic Violence Survivor Story

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a landmark $15 million investment in domestic violence support services for Maricopa County residents. The fund...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Board of Supervisors Seeks Applicants to Replace Outgoing District 2 Supervisor

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will seek applicants for appointment to District 2 Supervisor starting next week. Today the Board accepted the resignation of current District 2 Supervisor Steve Chucri who plans to vacate the position on November ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

East Animal Shelter Construction Contract Approved

Animal Care & Control East Valley Shelter Plans

Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a construction contract to build a new animal care shelter in the East Valley. The County has set aside $36 million to build a new, modern shelter space in the City of Mesa at Baseline Road and Lewi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Maricopa County Awards $16 Million to Valleywise Health to Expand Mental Health Services

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today awarded $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to Valleywise Health to expand mental health care services in the nation’s fastest-growing county. It’s part of the Board&...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Groundbreaking Marks Construction of Affordable Housing Collaboration

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City of Avondale, Maricopa County, and Non-profit Trellis Partner to Bring Affordable Homes Ready for Occupancy in Summer 2022

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Avondale, Ariz. (Nov. 17, 2021) – Construction is now underway on a project that will bring n...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of Nov. 22

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Latest developments including the pediatric vaccine and booster shot availability for all adults provide hope as we see high COVID-19 cases heading into the holidays. Learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones this holiday season.

Week of Nov. 21, 2021

  • COVID-19 Cases High Heading Into the Holidays
  • 5-11 Year-Olds Can Now Get Their COVID-19 Shot
  • Booster Shots Are Now Available for Anyone 18+
  • Tips for Safer Holiday Gathering
  • Stay Home If You're Sick
  • Adoptable Pets
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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Board of Supervisors Finalizes Interview List for District 2 Supervisor

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will interview seven of the 22 applicants for the position of District 2 Supervisor. They will meet in executive session on Friday, December 3, 2021 to conduct those interviews with:

Thomas Galvin

Christopher Glover

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Assistance At Your Fingertips: Welcome to Maricopa.gov/Rescue

Rescue Newsletter

Maricopa County has launched a new webpage where residents can find information on programs and support services to individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the pandemic: Maricopa.gov/Rescue.

“I view county government as a partner to residents, es...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Six Cases of Omicron Variant Detected in Maricopa County

COVID-19 Delta Variant

Maricopa County Department of Public Health has identified the County’s first COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) in six individuals.

Three separate clusters of cases were identified and include adults ranging in age ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Rio Verde Water Talks Progress; Galvin Meets With Residents

Rio Verde Water

Maricopa County Supervisor Thomas Galvin held back-to-back community meetings in Rio Verde Foothills today to listen to residents’ concerns and ideas for a long-term sustainable water solution in the area.

“I told people today that find...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Maricopa County Awards $6 Million to Support Food Bank Operations

Maricopa County Lands an Additional 6M in Food Bank Assistance

Investments Strengthen Critical Food Bank Supply Chain that Benefits County Residents in Need 

View a video of food bank operations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR7tFsuHpEE 

Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 8, 2022)  – Food banks acr...

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