By Paradise Valley Mayor Michael Collins
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As we enjoy the Holiday Season and prepare to ring in the New Year, I offer you this final town update and a bid farewell as I near the end of my station as your Mayor.
2018 finished strong with progress and improvement across all areas of Town Government and a continued focus on public safety and customer service.
The Town remains in excellent financial condition and resort redevelopment is securing our long-term financial stability.
The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley Resort is taking shape and residential building activity is near a record high.
We’ve completed a 30-year APS undergrounding campaign and have kept our roads and streets in great condition without a local property tax.
And finally, as you know we have a new Mayor and Town Council taking their seats in January.
I am proud to have worked with many great Town employees and volunteers over these past 11 years, and of our shared accomplishments along the way. v
The new friends and neighbors I’ve met along this journey have made it a very rewarding experience.
But most of all I thank my beautiful wife Jennifer of 20 years and my family for their patience with me, and for all of the time they have allowed me to spend in service to the Town.
Volunteering in service to this community has been one of the best experiences of my life. Serving as Mayor has been its capstone.
Thank you all for the great honor and privilege of serving as your Mayor.
Please have a blessed Holiday Season and a safe and Happy New Year!
Yours in service,
Mayor, Town of Paradise Valley
The Best Small Town in America