Supervisor Update for Nov. 2010
The following is the November update from Supervisor Martyn. You can veiw the pdf here.
It is that time again…Happy Holidays!
As November wraps up there is no doubt that we have much to be thankful for. In spite of all our challenges, we live in the greatest nation on the planet. We are blessed with abundant resources and citizens who understand that freedom is never free.
This past month was crazy. Given a single page, this update will be a series of one-two sentences. Enjoy…
Banner Hospital opened their doors November 1st! Ms. Elisa Reyes was born at 11:40 that night as Banner Ironwood’s first birth. What a special day for everyone.
I spoke to the Florence City Council this month and presented the council members with a coin and pledged to work together as we move the county forward.
The November elections were successful. There were no problems in the county. “Good job” to the county’s Elections staff. Big “Thanks” to all who ran for office and “Congratulations” to the winners.
The annual Pinal County Safety Roadeo was a big success. Our employees continue to demonstrate why they are some of the best in the state.
ASU’s USAF ROTC invited me to speak for the 4th year in a row. I always have a blast talking to our future military leaders and giving fighter pilots a hard time.
The Pinal County Domestic Violence Conference was held this month. It was good to briefly speak and to recognize the critical role our providers offer.
Senator Kyl met with Supervisor Rios and myself in Casa Grande as we addressed issues that directly affect Pinal County and how we can work together.
The Friends of Lost Dutchman State Park held a wonderful fundraiser at the park. Great job to the community as we continue to work towards saving the entire State Park System.
For the 5th year in a row I spoke at the Gold Canyon Vet’s Day celebration. It is always an honor. Susie and I rode in the Apache Junction Veteran’s Parade and later that morning I like at the Rock Shadows Mobile Home Park. Thanks to all our Veterans and their families!
Sheriff Babeu and I spoke at the welcome back meeting in Queen Valley. What a great group of people.
American Legion Post 97 in San Tan Valley hosted a fundraising golf tournament. The Legion is doing a fantastic job in the San Tan Valley community. Thanks!
The annual “White Cane” days of the Gold Canyon Lion’s were a big success. I always enjoy standing in front of Basha’s and talking to everyone and raising money for the sight impaired.
The Joe Foss Institute fundraiser was a huge success. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised as we work towards getting patriotism back into our schools.
The Heart for Others Fun Run was a great outreach event in the Copper Basin Community. The entire Martyn Family ended up running the 5k. Everyone was a winner…
I looks as if the impact fees for the Johnson library facility in San Tan Valley are going to be paid. The county will continue to work towards improving library services in the community. This is a great start. Thanks.
Tragedy struck Pinal County and America this month as Target, a dog and American hero from Afghanistan, was accidentally euthanized. “Sorry” will never be enough. The responsible employee was fired for not following proper procedures. Please ensure your animals have a collar with some form of contact information. This can not ever happen again!
Access to the Tonto National Forest on McKellip’s Road was completed this month. Thanks to all who worked to cut the trail and place the horse step-over. The trail looks amazing and will serve for years to come.
November’s Employee of the Month is Ms. Loretta Pipp of Code Enforcement. Loretta does a fantastic job of representing the best interests of the county and our citizens. Thanks!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and on behalf of the entire Martyn Family, Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Feel free to pass this along to your friends and HOAs. Don’t hesitate to call or write with your questions or comments. Thanks!