Archon Patrick Melvin announces candidacy for Maricopa City Council

Archon Patrick Melvin
Dear Archons,

Having been involved in many civic activities, groups, committees, and organizations since becoming the Police Chief in 2006, I have long worked for positive change in Maricopa. My family and I now feel that the time has come for me to seek elected office. I want to bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to Maricopa by running for City Council.

As you know, I have always been very concerned about public safety and I believe there are workable solutions available that will enhance our police, fire and code services in our great city. I would like to see additional resources to assist our public safety professionals increase the perception of safety of all residents.

Another important issue is economic development. I want Maricopa to be an excellent place to live, work, and raise a family. We need to bring more businesses to Maricopa and enhance our small businesses already here to improve the quality of life of our community members. “Shop Maricopa” should be our battle cry!

In order to serve the citizens of Maricopa, I must conduct an aggressive campaign. So far I have 10 opponents who have picked up packets to run against me! For these reasons, I feel that I must step forward and offer the voters of Maricopa a choice, the right choice!

For this campaign to be successful, it will require us to be strong and organized. I have already developed campaign marketing materials but I cannot do it all alone. That’s why I’m turning to the people who know me best, and inviting them to get involved in my campaign and help make a difference.

Your early contribution, made payable to “Committee to Elect Patrick Melvin” will give our race a tremendous boost. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, or maximum amount of $2,500 per person will help me raise the initial funds needed to launch this campaign. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by May 31st. I ask for your support in this great challenge. Thanks in advance for your encouragement and support.


Patrick R. Melvin, Candidate for Council

Please mail financial gift to:
22364 N. Sunset Drive,
Maricopa, AZ 85139

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The Boulé Journal for iPad Rollout

Archon Luke Holton
The Grand Boulé Mobile Platform Subcommittee is pleased to announce the launch of the new electronic publication, The Boulé Journal for iPad. An iPad will be required to open and access this file. The Boulé Journal for iPad allows for full-screen, full-color photos and photo galleries, and video and audio files as part of the online Boulé Journal experience.

The Mobile Platform Subcommittee is evaluating other technologies that will provide similar interactive experiences on other tablet devices. Other tablet devices can continue to access the Journal as PDF files.

To download the digital Boulé Journal for iPad click here.

To download the Boulé Journal PDFs for other tablet platforms click here.

Free Dental Care for Vets

Archon Ahmed Collins
Archon Collins honored our veterans this past Veterans Day by providing free dental work for vets. Veterans were able to choose one of the following services: cleaning, filling or extraction. Services were provided at the Desert Dentistry locations displayed below.

4206 East Chandler Blvd, #20 Phoenix 480-706-4600
6231 South Central Avenue Phoenix 602-268-2273
6226 North 27th Avenue Phoenix 602-242-0060
15033 West Bell Road Surprise 623-537-9100
409 West Main Street Payson 928-472-8400

View Channel 3 video below where Archon Collins discusses the program.

Archon Counts receives American Cancer Society 2013 St. George National Award

Archon Wil Counts
The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Wil Counts of Phoenix Arizona is one of the winners of the St. George National Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteers who have demonstrated ongoing leadership in community mission delivery and/or governance and have significantly contributed to furthering the Society’s strategic goals and mission driven programs. These awardees have consistently represented the Society in a manner that advances the Society’s mission and expands its community presence and have exhibited a continuing commitment to the Society through a willingness to serve.

Since conceived in 1949 by Dr. Charles S. Cameron, former Society medical and scientific director, the St. George National Award has been presented annually to Society volunteers across the country.

This year, the St. George Award was presented to 27 volunteers across the country. These individuals were nominated by their Divisions, approved by the St. George National Award Task Force, and presented to the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.