Joseph Brown Named Street Transportation Director https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2876 Street Transportation 10/2/2023 10:00:00 PM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2876/Newsroom – Joe Brown hired.png Joseph Brown Named Street Transportation Director <div class=”ExternalClassF8D12B377F72492587E040ED3C4F8DAE”><html> <p>​​Following a competitive nationwide recruitment process, Phoenix City Manager Jeff Barton announced on Monday that Joseph (Joe) T. Brown, PE, has been chosen as the city’s next Street Transportation Director. Brown will start in his new role effective November 20, 2023.</p> <p>Brown comes to Phoenix after serving as Commissioner of the Suffolk County (NY) Department of Public Works, and has more than 30 years of diverse management and engineering experience in transportation, sanitation, traffic management, structures, construction, maintenance, operations and planning, and emergency response.</p><p>”I’m excited to have Joe join the city’s management team,” Barton said. “His background and many years of experience working with transportation infrastructure will be an important asset as Phoenix continues to grow and improve. He also has a proven record with improving roadway safety, which is a critical focus for our community.”<br></p><p>In his role at Suffolk County, Brown oversaw 13 divisions and was the Chair of the County Sewer Agency and County Dredging Committee. Prior to working for Suffolk County, he was Director of the Long Island Region of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).</p><p>Brown also spent time as the Director of the New York City Region of NYSDOT, and was the Director of the NYSDOT Lower Manhattan Reconstruction Office that was charged with rebuilding the transportation and utility network in Lower Manhattan after the impacts of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center.</p><p>Brown managed some of NYSDOT’s largest projects in the New York metropolitan area, including reconstruction of the West Side Highway at the World Trade Center, the Kosciuszko Bridge on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, and the Robert Moses Causeway over the Great South Bay Bridge.</p><p>A strong advocate for the Vision Zero and Complete Streets initiatives, Brown developed a plan that reduced fatalities on Long Island highways by more than 30 percent.</p><p>Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from Northwestern University, is a veteran of the U.S. Army Combat Engineers and was a 9-11 first responder.</p><p>Brown will replace current Street Transportation Director Kini Knudson, who is scheduled to retire on October 20, 2023. Knudson has served in various roles with the city since 2000.​​​​</p> </html></div> https://www.phoenix.gov/streets News street-transportation Photo of new Street Transportation Director Joseph Brown and Phoenix City Hall Streets @StreetsPHX #PHXTraffic Gregg Bach 602-309-2667 602-256-3437 gregg.bach@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpg StreetsPHX Joseph Brown will start in his new role as Street Transportation Director effective November 20, 2023.

City of Phoenix Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday Notice https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2867 City Manager 9/22/2023 6:00:00 PM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2867/Newsroom_CityHall.jpg City of Phoenix Indigenous Peoples’ Day Holiday Notice <div class=”ExternalClass141B4C0824B54109836B6CDAA883A02E”><html> <p>​City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, October 9 in observance of the Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday. Here’s how City services are affected:  </p> <p> <strong>Solid Waste Collection:</strong> Curbside trash and recycling schedules remain unchanged on Monday, October 9, with no schedule changes on the days following the holiday, either. Collection will happen as regularly scheduled, even on Indigenous Peoples’ Day itself.<span style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”> </span></p> <p> <strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> Both the 27th Ave. and North Gateway transfer stations will be closed on Monday, October 9.<span style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”> </span></p> <p> <strong>Public Works Customer Contact Center:</strong> The Contact Center will be closed on Monday, October 9. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10. Residents can call 602-262-6251.<span style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”> </span></p> <p> <strong>Library:</strong> 16 of Phoenix Public Library’s 17 locations will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day holiday; <a href=”https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/smcl” target=”_blank”>South Mountain Community Library</a> will remain open. All Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/eResources are available 24/7. Visit <a href=”https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/” target=”_blank”>phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for more details.<span style=”background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;”> </span></p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters</strong>: All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays.   </p> <p> <strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities:</strong> City of Phoenix Community centers will be closed on Monday, October 9 for the holiday. Parks and trails will be open for regular hours, but please review “<a href=”/parks/trails” target=”_blank”>Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>.” safety guidelines before visiting a trail.    </p> <p> <strong>S’edav Va’aki Museum</strong> will be closed on Monday, October 9. </p> <p> <strong>Public Transit:</strong> Both bus and light rail will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Monday, Oct. 9. Check <a href=”https://valleymetro.org/” target=”_blank”>ValleyMetro.org</a> for schedules.</p> <p> <strong>Dial-a-Ride service</strong> will be available, by reservation, between 4:40 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Dial-a-Ride service, visit <a href=”/dial-a-ride” target=”_blank”>Phoenix.gov/dial-a-ride</a>.   </p> <p> <strong>Sky Harbor International Airport:</strong> America’s Friendliest Airport® continues to see record numbers of passengers. The Airport will be busy throughout October as schools enjoy Fall breaks, so travelers should give themselves extra time. If flying domestically, arrive at least two hours early. If flying internationally, arrive three hours early. With heavy crowds overlapping, make sure to leave extra time for parking. <a href=”https://www.skyharbor.com/parking/” target=”_blank”>Our Sky Harbor Parking program</a> makes it easy to reserve parking up to six months in advance. Enjoy convenient parking options in the terminal garages or an economy parking lot at the 24th Street PHX Sky Train® Station, which is an easy option for travelers who live west or north of the Airport.<br></p> </html></div> https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanager News
City of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2877 Human Services 10/2/2023 11:00:00 PM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2877/Newsroom_StrategicInitiatives_003 (749 x 421 px).png City of Phoenix Kicks Off 11th Annual Paint Phoenix Purple Campaign <div class=”ExternalClassAE07C322E23F4D0B8E911A9B7EF1BCD9″><html>​The City of Phoenix is proud to announce the 11th annual Paint Phoenix Purple campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and provide education and resources for victims. Domestic violence is a serious, widespread, and dangerous health and safety challenge in our community. By raising awareness about this issue, we can help victims get the support they need and prevent future cases from occurring.<br><br>Paint Phoenix Purple is a local campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. The City has partnered with these groups to provide educational resources, activities, and support services for victims including workshops on recognizing signs of abuse, support groups for survivors, and community events. View this year’s <a href=”/newssite/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2Fhumanservicessite%2FMediaAssets%2FPPP%25202023%2520Events%2520Flyer%2520%28Updated%29%2D01%2Epng” target=”_blank”>Paint Phoenix Purple Calendar of Events.</a><br><br><strong>Show your Support! Wear purple on Thursday, October 19. </strong><br>Each year, the <a href=”https://ncadv.org/” target=”_blank”>National Coalition Against Domestic Violence</a> chooses a day to wear purple, the color affiliated with ending domestic violence. Wear purple on October 19 and post a photo using #PaintPHXPurple.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is encouraging all residents to join in the effort by wearing purple and participating in local events throughout October. Together, we can send a strong message there is no place for domestic violence in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, or workplaces. <br><br>For more information about Paint Phoenix Purple or how you can get involved, please visit <a href=”http://www.phoenix.gov/paintphoenixpurple” target=”_blank”>our website</a>. <br><br>Follow the City of Phoenix Strategic Initiatives on <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/PHXStrategicInitiatives/” target=”_blank”>Facebook</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/PHXInitiatives” target=”_blank”>Twitter</a> (X) for resources, stories and more throughout the month.<br><br><strong>Paint Phoenix Purple History:</strong><br>In December of 2012, the Mayor and City Council endorsed the goal to end domestic violence in Phoenix. In April 2013, that plan was approved. Learn more about the campaign and the accomplishments of the City of Phoenix <a href=”/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple” target=”_blank”>here​</a>.<br><br><img style=”margin:5px;width:495px;” alt=”” src=”/humanservicessite/MediaAssets/Domestic%20Violence%20Resources%20-%20resized.png” /><br></html></div> https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices News
Out of this World Exhibition “Lands” at Phoenix Sky Harbor https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2875 Aviation 10/2/2023 7:00:00 AM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2875/newsroom_aviation_094.jpg Out of this World Exhibition “Lands” at Phoenix Sky Harbor <div class=”ExternalClassC74A8DCE11294A5E8FBEEB281BE2D911″><html>​Phoenix – A NASA space mission to a small, metallic ‘world’ captured the imagination of university students around the country. The mission’s destination, Psyche, is an asteroid located between Mars and Jupiter that may offer a unique window into Earth’s core.<br><br>Psyche appears to consist of exposed nickel-iron core material of an early building block of a planet. The NASA mission to visit Psyche, led by Arizona State University (ASU), will explore the origin of planetary cores by orbiting the asteroid for more than two years, mapping and studying its properties.<br><br><img class=”” style=”margin:5px;width:200px;height:265px;vertical-align:baseline;” src=”/aviationsite/MediaAssets/Phoenix%20Airport%20Museum_Mission%20to%20a%20Metal%20World.jpg” />The Phoenix Airport Museum exhibition, Psyche: Mission to a Metal World, presents a diverse range of artwork by students involved in ASU’s Psyche-Inspired internship program. Each year, the program accepts 16 undergraduate students from any university in the U.S. Through creative works, the students interpret the mission’s data, predict outcomes and even develop science-fiction based scenarios.<br><br>Before you prepare for takeoff, check out these captivating paintings, sculptures, animations and more from the Psyche Inspired program. Highlights include an animated, stop-motion “interview” with the Psyche satellite, a 6-foot-tall personified “asteroid robot” and vivid illustrations anticipating the asteroid’s surface. Visitors can also learn fun facts about Psyche and the NASA mission to visit it.<br><br>You don’t need a ticket to view this out-of-this-world exhibition, on display in Terminal 3, level 2 near the security checkpoint through early 2024.<br><br>For more information about the Psyche mission, visit:<br> <a href=”https://psyche.asu.edu/” target=”_blank”>Psyche Mission | A Mission to a Metal World (asu.edu)</a><br><br>For more information about the Psyche Inspired internship program, visit:<br> <a href=”https://psyche.asu.edu/get-involved/psyche-inspired/” target=”_blank”>Psyche Inspired Program | Psyche Mission (asu.edu)</a><br><br> <br><br>For more information about the Phoenix Airport Museum, visit: <br><br><a href=”https://www.skyharbor.com/Museum/Exhibitions/Terminal3″ target=”_blank”>Terminal 3 Museum Exhibitions (skyharbor.com)</a><br><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America’s Friendliest Airport®</em></strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></html></div> https://www.phoenix.gov/aviation News

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