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Posted on: November 17, 2022

$12 Million in Funding Expands Apprenticeship Program During National Apprenticeship Week

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Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approved Program to Bolster Skilled Workforce

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $12 million in funding to provide apprenticeship opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled workers in a variety of career fields. The program is estimated to support a total of...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Northern Parkway Improvements Reduce Travel Time in NW Valley

A booming Northwest Valley now has improved connections to help with traffic flow.

Once a road with one lane in each direction, Northern Parkway now has two lanes of free-flow traffic in each direction plus frontage roads.

These traffic improvements cutting...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Domestic Violence Survivors Benefit from $15 Million Investment

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Domestic violence, in the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial control and abuse, affects the family and the community- sometimes with consequences spanning generations.

Video: Domestic Violence Survivor Story

Domestic violence, in the form of physical, sexual, emotional, and financial control and abuse, affects the family and the community- sometimes with consequences spanning generations. According to the Arizon...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Maricopa County Provides More Than $9 Million in Emergency Rental Assistance to Local Cities

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Residents facing eviction in Glendale and Mesa can once again apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities thanks to a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

Cities of Glendale and Mesa Receive Funding to Prevent Evictions, Utility Shutoffs

Residents facing eviction in Glendale and Mesa can once again apply for financial assistance for rent and utilities thanks to a vote by the Maricopa County Board of Supervis...

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Human Services
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Board of Supervisors Votes Unanimously to Invest $34.6 Million for Reliable Internet Access

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Maricopa County is partnering with ASU Enterprise Technology, Sun Corridor Network, and Digital Equity Institute to advance broadband internet across the region, especially to communities in need. According to Arizona State University, 70 percent of Arizo...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Board Appoints New District 19 Legislator

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Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Devin Del Palacio to fill the Arizona House of Representatives vacancy in Legislative District 19. 

LD-19 covers part of the Southwest Valley, primarily in Superv...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Maricopa County Receives $4.7 Million as First Payment from National Opioid Settlement

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Maricopa County has received its first payment as part of an historic settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors. The $4.7 million deposit is part of an estimated $80 million the County will receive from drugmakers and distributors over the nex...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 15, 2022

MCACC partners with Best Friends Animal Society for National Adoption Weekend

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MCACC is Partnering with Best Friends Animal Society for their upcoming National Adoption Weekend to Help Combat the Growing Shelter Crisis in America

September 14, 2022 (Phoenix, AZ) –  Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (MCACC), ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Board of Supervisors Has Appointed Citizen Panel to Review LD-19 House of Representatives’ Applicant

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As required by law, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a citizen panel to begin the process of filling the Arizona House of Representatives vacancy in Legislative District 19.

LD-19 covers part of the Southwest Valley.

The following peop...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Maricopa County Boosts Emergency HVAC Repair Fund by $3.65 Million

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Fund Helps Eligible County Homeowners Replace or Repair HVAC SystemsVideo: HVAC Replaced for Low Income Senior 

Temperatures across the Valley remain above 100 degrees and many families do not have the funding to make needed repairs or even replac...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Board of Supervisors Canvass Maricopa County Primary Election Results

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Today the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors canvassed the 2022 August Primary Election, certifying that the results are accurate and provided a full accounting of all the ballots cast in the election.

With more than 866,000 (35%) voters participating in...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 29, 2022

$3.1 Million Investment by Maricopa County to Bring Affordable Housing to Phoenix Neighborhood

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $3.1 million in funding for the construction of two affordable housing projects on Broadway Road between 7th and Central Avenues in Phoenix. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and i...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Approves $23 Million for Bridge Housing Solution

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Funding Extends Housing, Meals, and Services Through June 30, 2024 

  • The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $23 million in funding for bridge housing
  • Maricopa County operates 250 bridge housing units across 4 converted hotel properties to...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 30, 2022

School District Financial Issues Force Board to Act

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Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has uncovered financial mismanagement at the Accommodation School District that required the Board to approve millions in taxpayer money to ensure people and creditors get paid. 

While the Distric...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

New County Supervisorial District Boundaries Approved

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve a new map adjusting the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts to account for population and demographic changes over the past decade.  The Board’s approval today come...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Maricopa County Invests $24.3 Million MORE in Infrastructure for Federally Qualified Health Centers

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New Funding Brings Total Investment to More Than $45 Million

Maricopa County, in partnership with the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC), has awarded an additional $24.3 million to community health centers (CHCs) to improve infrastructur...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Maricopa County Selects New Location for Workforce, Head Start Offices to Better Serve Community

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Phoenix, Ariz. (June 16, 2022) – Job seekers and families seeking Head Start and career services in Mesa and the surrounding community will have more convenient access. Maricopa County held a grand opening ceremony for its new Human Services Division East...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Maricopa County Unveils Web Site to Help Residents “Fight the Bite”

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FightTheBiteMaricopa.org focuses on mosquito bite and disease prevention

Summer is here and so is mosquito season. With the launch of its new Fight the Bite campaign, Maricopa County is providing information about steps people can take to reduce mosquito p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Maricopa County Seeks Public Feedback on Draft Redistricting Maps

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is asking for public comment on five draft maps that would adjust the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts.  This redistricting is required by law following the 2020 Census.

“We believe t...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Public/Private Partnerships Develop New Pipeline of Skilled Labor for Construction Industry

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $1,390,449 in funding to provide career training opportunities for county residents, bolstering the pipeline of skilled labor for the construction industry and in-demand careers. 

The May 18 vote p...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 31, 2022

$5 Million Investment Engages Property Owners, Expands Rental Options

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As part of a comprehensive suite of investments to address affordable housing needs, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved a $5 million program funded by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars that expands rental options for peopl...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Valley to See $65 Million in Affordable Housing Projects

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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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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Board Seeks Applicants for Moon Valley Justice Precinct Constable

Phoenix – The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Moon Valley Justice Precinct Constable.  Constable Carl Seel resigned the position as of May 4th, 2022.

Constables execute, serve, and...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Maricopa County Officials Approve 2022 Elections Plan

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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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 25, 2022

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

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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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 22, 2022

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

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  • 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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Board of Supervisors Appoints Rachel Mitchell as County Attorney

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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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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Regional Partnership Provides $200 Million in Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

  • Maricopa County, Town of Gilbert, Cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, and Mesa Collaborate 
  • Jurisdictions Meet Weekly to Share ‘Best Practices’ to Ensure All Entities Benefit from Knowledge 
  • Financial and Free Legal Assistance is Still ...
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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 11, 2022

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

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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 ...
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Office of Communications
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.

We've spent ...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Maricopa County, Surprise Partner to Build New Multigenerational Community 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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Office of Communications
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Maricopa County Chairman Ends Emergency Declaration

PHOENIX – For the past two years the Maricopa County Supervisors have prepared, evaluated, and taken action to protect county residents from COVID-19 following the advice of medical experts doing their best to understand a novel coronavirus. &am...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Volunteers Give 94,360 Hours to Assist During Pandemic

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Maricopa County Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 Efforts Valued at $2.9M

Since December 2020, volunteers in Maricopa County’s Medical Reserve Corps have donated 94,360 hours of their time to assist in the effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These hou...

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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: June 11, 2020

Public Health Advises Residents How to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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Maricopa County Public Health Reminds Residents That They Have a Role to Play in Slowing the Spread of COVID-19 

Strongly recommends that all residents wear masks in public settings 

 PHOENIX (June 10, 2...

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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 4, 2020

Correctional Health Services and MCSO Respond to a Rise in COVID-19 Cases in County Jails

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Phoenix - Maricopa County Correctional Health Services (CHS) and Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are tracking and responding to a rise in COVID-19 cases inside jail facilities.

Since May 30th, confirmed cases rose from six to 30.  This represent...

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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

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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

Weekly Update (May 22): COVID-19 Resources and Information for Residents

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The Weekly Update for May 1st Includes:

  • Memorial Day Weekend Plans
  • Travel
  • Large Gatherings
  • Restaurants
  • Pools
  • County Parks
  • Don’t Forget the Basics
  • Financial Assistance
  • County Operations Impact
  • Public Inquiries

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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 13, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Launches Massive COVID-19 Investigation and Contact Tracing Effort

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PHOENIX (May 13, 2020)—Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has launched a massive scaling-up of its ongoing communicable disease investigation and contact tracing program to address the increased number of cases resulting from th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Food Assistance and More: Maricopa County, Partners Alert Public to Available Services

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Many individuals and families in Maricopa County are experiencing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some relying on the social safety net for the first time in their lives.  Maricopa County and its partners want residents to know ...

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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: April 30, 2020

Maricopa County Public Health Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Testing Options

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PHOENIX (April 30, 2020)—With more COVID-19 testing options available, residents need to be aware of how testing options vary and what information they do and do not provide. The two main types of tests currently available answer two different q...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Maricopa County Increases Efforts to Assist Homeless Population

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More Beds, Safer Outdoor Space

PHOENIX (April 28, 2020) – Maricopa County is taking additional action to support those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, moving people off the streets and into newly-leased indoor locations; s...

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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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Federal Funding Supports Maricopa County Seniors, Adults With Disabilities

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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 County Boar...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Maricopa County Expands Parental Leave for Employees

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Maricopa County is now one of the largest employers in Arizona’s government sector offering paid parental leave.  The Board of Supervisors authorized the policy change today as it continues to support the people who work at the County as well as ...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control East Shelter Returns to Full Operation

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Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) is happy to announce that effective Monday, December 13, our East Shelter, located at 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa, will return to full operations. Adoptions, volunteer and foster opportunities, lost a...

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Office of Communications
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.

“Public service ...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: July 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of July 26

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The Delta variant is continuing to spread in Maricopa County and 12% of all COVID-19 tests are now coming back positive. Half-measures are not enough.

Week of July 26, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • Back to School Help
  • Wet Weekend Wrap Up
  • An Easier Way to Find A Vaccine Appointment
  • Get Election Facts
  • Pet of the Week
  • Place of the Week
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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Aug 9

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People who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are most at risk of getting the Delta variant.

Week of Aug 9, 2021 Update Includes:

  • Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County
  • 4+ Million Doses of Vaccine Given to Maricopa County Residents
  • How Many People Are Vaccinated In My Area?
  • COVID-19 & Schools
  • Masks in County Buildings
  • News Bites
  • Pets & Plac...
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View the Full Update Here> Weekly COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Board of Supervisors Appoints Citizen Panel to Review LD-30 Senate Applicants

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As required by law, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has appointed a citizen panel to begin the process of filling the Arizona Senate vacancy in Legislative District 30.

The following people were chosen to sit on the panel:

  • Daniel Valenzuela (Chair)...
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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Sept. 7

COVID-19-Update

COVID-19 transmission rates still dangerously high. Vaccines are our best chance at protecting children.

Week of Sept. 7, 2021 Update Includes:

  • COVID-19 Transmission Rates Still Dangerously High
  • First West Nile Death Confirmed in Maricopa County
  • High Pollution Advisory 
  • Data Shows Cases in Children Are Increasing Rapidly
  • Head Start Enrollment Is Underway...
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View the Full Update Here> Weekly COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Sept. 13

COVID-19-Update

Although demand for COVID-19 testing has increased during this recent surge in cases, testing is still available. How fast you get your results depends on where you’re tested, what type of test you receive, and demand at the time.

Week of Sept. 13, 2021 Update Includes:

  • COVID-19 Case Count
  • Symptomatic? Get A COVID-19 Test
  • Excessive Heat Warning In Effect
  • Don't Wait. Get Tested. 
  • Get Protection Against The Flu And COVID-19
  • News Bites
  • Pets & Places
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View the Full Update Here> Weekly COVID-19 Updates
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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Office of Communications
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 2022Video: Comments from OfficialsPhotos

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

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Office of Communications
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

S...

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Office of Communications
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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Office of Communications
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&r...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Six Cases of Omicron Variant Detected in Maricopa County

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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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Office of Communications
Posted on: December 13, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Week of Dec. 13

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Get the latest information on Omicron variant found in Maricopa County, investment to address homelessness, pandemic update, and more.

This week's update includes:

  • 364 COVID-19 Cases Per 100,000
  • Booster Eligibility Expanded
  • Omicron Variant Identified in Maricopa County
  • Key Message: Omicron Variant Found in Maricopa County
  • County Makes Largest Investment to Date to Address Homelessness
  • New Dist...
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Additional Info... Weekly COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Board Appoints LD-27 Legislator

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has filled the final open seat in the State Legislature heading into the 2022 session.  Supervisors appointed Marcelino Quiñonez to fill the Arizona House vacancy in Legislative District 27.&...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: January 3, 2022

COVID-19 Update: Week of Jan. 3

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Get the latest information on the high level of COVID-19 spread, ways to fight COVID-19 in 2022, the new Chairman election, pandemic assistance, and more.

This week's update includes:

  • COVID-19 spread is high and increasing
  • First board meeting of 2022 on Jan. 5
  • More winter weather
  • Key Message: A Critical Time in the COVID-19 Fight
  • How Your Actions Can Help
  • Help Paying The Bills And Much More
  • Pet of the Wee...
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Additional Info... Weekly COVID-19 Updates
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: January 5, 2022

Joint Statement from Chairman Bill Gates And Recorder Stephen Richer

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The Maricopa County Elections Department produced a comprehensive, point-by-point response to claims about the 2020 General Election made by Senate contractors Cyber Ninjas, CyFir, and EchoMail.  The findings of the report, entitled "Correct...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Board of Supervisors Looks to Appoint New East Mesa Justice of the Peace

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for Justice of the Peace in the East Mesa Precinct. Judge Keith Russell retired effective December 31, 2021.The district spans from Gilbert Road on the West to Ellsworth on the East and from B...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Board Seeks Applicants for Kyrene Precinct Constable

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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors seeks applicants for appointment to the position of Kyrene Justice Precinct Constable. Constable Ben Halloran resigned the position as of December 31, 2021.

Constables execute, serve, and return processes, warrants ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

COVID-19 Update: Week of Jan. 10

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Get the latest information on the high level of COVID-19 spread, ways to fight COVID-19 in 2022, the new Chairman election, pandemic assistance, and more.

This week's update includes:

  • Substantial Increase in COVID-19 Spread
  • Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster
  • Correcting the Record
  • Key Message: When to Stay Home
  • When And Where To Get A COVID-19 Test
  • Election Facts
  • Statement From Board Chairman And County ...
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Additional Info... Weekly COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Rio Verde Water Talks Progress; Galvin Meets With Residents

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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...

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Office of Communications
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Maricopa County Forensic Anthropologist Lands National Leadership Role

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Maricopa County Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Laura Fulginiti will be sworn in as the the new President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences at their annual conference this February. During Dr. Fulginiti’s 30-year career with the Maricopa County Off...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

$14.5 Million in Funding Awarded to Support Maricopa County Job Seeker Initiatives

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Investments Enhance Opportunities for Individuals to Join and Advance in Local Workforce

Phoenix, Ariz. (Mar. 7, 2022)  – Job seekers in Maricopa County will benefit from more than $14.5 million in investments in job training, e...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Board Meetings Re-Open to Public; Virtual Participation Still Offered

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Maricopa County residents wanting to participate in formal board meetings will now have more options than ever to do so.  Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates announced today that the public will be able to attend board meetings in person for...

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