Scottsdale Mayor Lane Writes… JULY 2019

Constitution Day Contest

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, the plans are laid to honor its founding document with a wonderful opportunity for children.

I am pleased to announce that Scottsdale is once again sponsoring a Constitution Day Contest. This contest allows Scottsdale students to gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the document that shapes our great country. We must always remember just how important the Constitution is. Through the experience of writing essays, crafting art and creating videos centered on the Constitution, today’s youth can connect to a past that defines so much of what we do today and what we will do in the future. This contest is open to students from first to 12th grades.

For me, the Constitution is a daily inspiration that helps guide my decisions as mayor. In 1787, it was the first document of its kind. More than 200 years later, the Constitution continues to guide our country’s laws and governance. So many freedoms that we take for granted every day are protected by the principles and provisions within our Constitution.

I invite you to take part in the Constitution Day competition and reflect upon and articulate what is great regarding our nation’s finest document. It is my firm belief that we should strive to understand and acknowledge the importance of the liberties and democratic structure guaranteed by our Constitution.

Please visit [our website] for more details.

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Scottsdale Mayor Lane Writes… MAY 2018



Texting 9-1-1 In Scottsdale

Texting in an emergency is now an option in Scottsdale and across Maricopa County. Calling is still the best option when possible since voice calls allow the dispatcher to receive information quicker from the caller. Now, the texting option may provide ease for the deaf or hearing impaired, those with a speech impairment, victims who are concerned about being heard by an assailant or victims of domestic violence.

The dispatchers will have many questions that will help them to send the right emergency responders to you, similar as with a voice call. Providing a location of the emergency is still required so be prepared to answer with as much information as possible so that help can be sent right away.

This special technology was purchased by the Maricopa Association of Governments back in August of 2017. It has been installed and agencies have been trained with the service officially launching April 2, 2018. Remember: call if you can, text if you can’t.

To learn more about the City of Scottsdale, call 480.312.3111 or visit

Mayor Lane Writes… APRIL 2018

Mayor & Council Breakfast for the Arts

The City of Scottsdale prides itself on being a community with a long-standing history and commitment to beauty, arts and culture. In celebration of that, my City Council colleagues and I are pleased to host a breakfast event at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday, April 19, from 7:30am to 9am. The event is free and open to the public.

From our early town history with wonderful craftsmen like Lloyd Kiva to the brilliant Cattletrack artists to Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale has a rich arts history. And that culture lives on today in our vibrant downtown with its great walkability — art lovers can cruise the streets of Old Town Scottsdale to view many of the 70 galleries and museums that are showcasing a variety of cultural amenities. At any time, you’ll find the work of over 1,000 artists on display with new exhibitions openings occurring on a regular basis.

Whether you are an art aficionado or someone who wants to come mingle with your community, this breakfast is an opportunity to learn what the Scottsdale arts community has to offer and meet some new neighbors. I hope to see you there!

Space is limited so register today by going to and search “Arts Breakfast.”

To learn more about the City of Scottsdale, call 480.312.3111 or visit

Mayor Lane Writes… MARCH 2018

City of Scottsdale Boards and Commissions Opportunities

More than 150 Scottsdale residents volunteer their time and expertise on one of the city’s 25 boards, commissions, task forces and committees.

Bob Frost is just one of the many who serve. He currently chairs the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission., and he has served on various commissions throughout the years. He says, “Serving on a city commission allows residents to learn about the inner workings of city government, all while having an opportunity to make successful impacts in our community.”

The city has several openings on various commissions, and we invite those who want to institute positive change to apply to serve.

Information about the current vacancies, functions of these boards and commissions, as well as the application can be found at, search “Boards and Commissions.” You can email the application, or it can be picked up the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard.

Submitted applications are valid for one year.

The Council will nominate contenders from the applicant pool when vacancies become available. Those nominated will be interviewed at a City Council meeting and following the interviews, the Council will appoint residents to three-year terms. All Board and Commission members must comply with the City’s Ethics Code and attend training before being eligible to serve.

Please feel free to contact Kelli Kuester in the Mayor’s Office at 480.312.7977 with any questions.

To learn more about the City of Scottsdale, call 480.312.3111 or visit

Health Fair Aims To Raise Awareness Of Overdoses — Reduce Stigma — Educate Community

Scottsdale Recovery Center, locally owned and operated, helps those struggling with addiction, alcoholism and dual-diagnosis/co-occurring disorders. September is National Recovery Month and the center is hosting a health fair for the community. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will speak ( at 11:15am) on the importance of utilizing resources and education from Scottsdale Recovery Center, Scottsdale Police Department, Scottsdale Fire and notMYkid (,a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reach young people that fight internal battles, such as substance abuse, with the knowledge and resources to empower them to make positive choices. True AfterCare, a personalized support program designed to help people in early recovery, will be in attendance as well with an educational table.

The mission of this health fair is to help raise awareness of overdoses, reduce stigma related to recovery centers and drug-related deaths, and to help educate the community on this epidemic in their area. The surging opioid epidemic is not only sweeping through our nation, but is hurting local communities and children. Since June, there have been 291 opioid deaths, 2,551 suspected opioid overdoses, 1,861 naloxone doses dispensed and 1,726 naloxone doses administered.

The Community Heath Fair will be held Friday, September 22, from 10am–12pm. Scottsdale Recovery Center will be giving away one gift certificate for a 30 day recovery program. There will be local vendors with healthy food/drink options. The event is free and open to the public. Scottsdale Recovery Center is located at 1044 North 74th Street in Scottsdale.

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