PHOENIX (Dec. 17, 2012) – As the holiday season comes to a close, it is time to store the decorations, take down the tree and greet the new year. Throughout Maricopa County, there are several locations for residents to drop off their Christmas trees for recycling, and Don’t Trash Arizona wants to ensure that the trees arrive at these sites without littering the freeways, becoming a dangerous road hazard.
PHOENIX (October 30, 2012) – The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Pfizer Foundation and Grantmakers in Aging (GIA), a national association of funders, as part of Community AGEnda: Improving America for All Ages.
PHOENIX (Oct. 19, 2012) – A recent survey commissioned by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) finds that Maricopa County residents who admit to littering soda cans, bottles and cigarette butts decreased by half from the previous year, while the number of admitted litterers who littered while driving decreased by 16 percent.
PHOENIX (Oct 1, 2012) – She was battered, tortured and terrorized for more than six years. But Terry (last name withheld) finally found the strength to leave her attacker and prosecute him, thanks in part to the help of a victim advocate that helped her navigate the complex twists and turns of the criminal justice system.
PHOENIX (September 6, 2012) – Efforts in the Greater Phoenix region to improve the lives of seniors were selected as among the most innovative in the country and were spotlighted last week in Washington, D.C., during the first White House Forum on Urban Innovation.
PHOENIX (August 17, 2012) — It’s the start of a new school year and for college-bound students, that means it’s time to move into dorms and apartments. Arizona State University’s move-in days for campus residents starts Friday, Aug. 17. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Don’t Trash Arizona campaign offers tips for students and parents to keep the roadways litter-free and safe from falling debris during college move-ins.
PHOENIX (August 1, 2012) — From monsoon rainstorms to desert haboobs, the summer months signify the onset of Arizona’s storm season. The seasonal rainfall and sweeping winds add to the litter across the Valley’s freeways and can even leave unhealthy impacts to residents and the environment, according to the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the organization behind the “No Cups, Cans or Butts – Don’t Trash Arizona” initiative.
PHOENIX – (July 30, 2012) As thousands of children in the Valley return to school, many of the people who make sure they get to school safely will take part in regional training workshops during the next two weeks. About 400 school crossing guards are expected to participate in these training sessions. The 2012 Regional School Crossing Guard Training Workshops are sponsored by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and its member agencies.
PHOENIX (June 28, 2012) — Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers has been elected to lead the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the regional planning agency for the Maricopa region. MAG is a Council of Governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization that provides a regional forum for discussion, analysis, and resolution of regional issues, including transportation, air quality, and human services.
PHOENIX (June 28, 2012) – During a ceremony attended by nearly 300 people, the Maricopa Association of Governments honored nine partnerships and individuals in six categories who were selected to receive the 2012 Desert Peaks Awards.
PHOENIX (June 20, 2012) — Summer is the season when the wide open highway calls to many Arizonans, beckoning them to a road trip adventure. It is also when the state’s roadways take an extra beating from the paper litter, cigarette butts and blown-out tire treads that can accumulate when motorists don’t take time to plan ahead, according to the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the organization behind the powerful “No Cups, Cans or Butts – Don’t Trash Arizona” initiative.
The Sun Corridor Economic Region in the 21st Century Global Network was held on June 13, 2012. This event featured Michael Gallis from Michael Gallis and Associates, one of the country’s leading experts in large-scale metropolitan regional development strategies. Nearly 200 people were in attendance. Click here to view a portion of Mr. Gallis’ presentation.
PHOENIX (June 18, 2012) –Extreme heat in Arizona can be deadly. Each year, a number of lives are lost due to heat-related illness. The heat can affect anyone, but persons who are homeless are at increased risk. In an effort to provide resources to those in need, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has partnered with municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and the faith-based community to coordinate the Heat Relief Network. To sustain these efforts, MAG is calling for businesses and residents to help out with bottled water donations.
PHOENIX (May 24, 2012) — When in doubt, don’t throw it out. Even litter that’s considered “biodegradable” can take years to decompose, according to the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), which recently launched the “No Cups, Cans or Butts – Don’t Trash Arizona” initiative.
PHOENIX (May 15, 2012) – During a special ceremony in June, the Maricopa Association of Governments will honor nine partnerships and individuals who have been selected to receive the 2012 Desert Peaks Awards. The prestigious awards are presented to those agencies and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting, recognizing, and attaining the ideals of regionalism.
PHOENIX (May 2, 2012) – Improving trade relations with Mexico and enhancing the flow of commerce into Arizona is the goal of a border resolution that has been supported by all of the Councils of Govern- ments and all of the state’s metropolitan planning organizations throughout Arizona. The resolution calls for proactive support for infrastructure improvements at the Arizona ports of entry to improve traffic flow and improve trade between Arizona and Mexico.
PHOENIX (April 25, 2012) – The MetLife Foundation and Partners for Livable Communities has selected the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Greater Phoenix region to participate in the City Leaders Institute on Aging in Place, a new national pilot project striving to help people aged 65 years and more to live independently in their homes.
SOUTHWEST VALLEY (March 21, 2012) — Southwest Valley residents are encouraged to attend a transit summit to suggest which local transit services best meet their needs. The summit is part of an overall study on local transit needs in the Southwest Valley that is being conducted by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).
WEST VALLEY (March 21, 2012) – A partnering charter signed by six cities, Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) commits to cooperatively creating an overall vision for the Grand Avenue Corridor that “embraces the important regional function of Grand Avenue” and outlines a study process for moving forward with significant improvements to the corridor. All of the signers are members of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).
SOUTHWEST VALLEY (Feb. 27, 2012) – Southwest Valley residents are being asked to communicate the types of local transit services they need now and in the future. They can provide input now through an online survey or through an upcoming transit summit in April.
PHOENIX (Feb. 23, 2012) — The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) kicked off its new anti-littering campaign today with the help of Arizona third baseman Ryan “Tatman” Roberts and Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, unveiling a powerful “No Cups, Cans or Butts—Don’t Trash Arizona” initiative. The new campaign emphasizes three of the most frequently tossed trash items on freeways and features a simplified yet bold new logo.
PHOENIX (Feb. 15, 2012) – With a goal of eliminating highway littering in the region, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is unveiling a new Don’t Trash Arizona ad campaign that will target litterers with a new theme, a refreshed look, and a new celebrity spokesman: Arizona professional baseball player Ryan “Tatman” Roberts.
PHOENIX (February 13, 2012) — Meeting the needs of an exploding senior population that wants to “age in place” will be the focus of a regional forum February 15th that will feature local and national experts in aging services. More than 200 people have registered for the event, which follows a year-long series of focus groups to determine how the needs of older adults have changed in the past 10 years.
PHOENIX (February 8, 2012) — A vote by the Gila River Indian Community — which unofficiallyappears to favor a “no-build” option for construction of the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway — means that the study of the Pecos Road (off-Community) alignment continues. The Community position will be considered as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).