Scottsdale School Board Member and Former PV Councilmember Pam Kirby Joins Growing List Of Those Endorsing Michael Collins For Paradise Valley Mayor

(PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.) Pam Kirby, current Scottsdale School Governing Board member and recent Paradise Valley Council Member is endorsing Michael Collins for Paradise Valley Mayor.
Kirby began serving on the Paradise Valley Town Council in 2008 and was part of the team that led the Town out of its financial crisis.
In 2010, Kirby was elected to a seat on the Scottsdale School Board. On April 25th 2014, Kirby resigned from the Paradise Valley Council so that she can focus on the critical needs of the Scottsdale Unified School District.
Kirby said, “While there are still challenges facing any community, I feel Paradise Valley has emerged from several crises thanks to the hard work of my friends and former colleagues on the Paradise Valley Town Council. Vice Mayor Michael Collins is my choice to lead the Town Council; to keep our community moving in the right direction. My decision to focus on the Scottsdale School District was made easier knowing that someone of Michael’s caliber is poised to lead Paradise Valley, and I sincerely hope the voters agree.”headshot 1 compressed
Paradise Valley’s current Mayor, Scott LeMarr is not seeking reelection. Collins said, “Losing such talented individuals as Mayor LeMarr and Councilmember Kirby won’t be easy. I can only hope to provide the necessary leadership as two valued members of Town Hall move on.”
“Pam truly defines the role of public servant. As Vice-Mayor I value her contributions; as the father of three school-aged children I am grateful for her dedication to our schools; as a resident of Paradise Valley I am proud she is a resident of our community. ” Collins added.
Michael Collins was first elected to the Paradise Valley Town Council in 2010. During his time on the Council, he served as Chairman of the Public Safety Task Force which has helped to reduce the local crime rate, along with Paradise Valley’s great police force. He served as Chairman of the General Plan Advisory Committee which oversaw a general plan that plan received 80% voter approval. Collins was part of a team that championed a redevelopment plan for the Mountain Shadows resort that keeps the area vibrant while renewing this historic resort property.
Michael Collins has also served on the Paradise Valley Planning Commission from 2007 to 2010. He is a former President of the Camelback Country Club Estates Association of Homeowners. Collins is also a veteran of the United States Navy. He and his wife Jennifer are proud to be raising three school-age children in Paradise Valley. Michael Collins currently owns and runs a successful business with 45 employees in seven states. For more information log on to
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