Mayor's Initiatives

Connect with the Mayor

Mayor Kevin Hartke has several initiatives that connect community members in areas that are important to the entire City. The Mayor encourages all Chandler residents to get involved. Here's a look at these important initiatives.

Neighborhood Excellence Awards

Mayor Kevin Hartke has long been a supporter of neighborhoods and the Neighborhood Excellence Awards is a way to recognize neighborhoods and their leaders for working to improve their community and inspire others to be more active and involved. For more information about the awards program or how to become a registered neighborhood, contact the Neighborhood Programs Office at 480-782-4354.

Mayor on the Move

The City of Chandler's Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) is a seven-member Mayor and Council appointed committee. The NAC holds Public meetings the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Neighborhood Resources Office, 235 S. Arizona Ave. As part of the Committee's commitment to the community, the NAC hosts the Mayor on the Move where Mayor Kevin Hartke and members of the City Council listen to residents speak out on the various challenges facing their neighborhoods and community.

The next Mayor on the Move is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, at the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley-Compadre Branch, 300 E. Chandler Blvd. The Mayor will kickoff the event at 6 p.m., and there will be City Resources Expo that will start at 5:30 p.m. 

There also will be presentations, followed by a Q&A session on the following topics:

  • Chandler Museum and Public History
  • Downtown Redevelopment
  • Chandler Police Department

Teen Leadership Academy

The Teen Leadership Academy is a free, five-day program held during the spring school intersession that teaches participants about the inner-workings of municipal government. Students meet with City elected officials, managers and staff while also participating in activities to better understand how Arizona's fourth largest city is run.

The class dates for 2019 are March 11-15. For more information and to apply, visit Teen Leadership Academy.

Budget Connect

Mayor Kevin Hartke and the City Council will host Budget Connect on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. This online forum gives Chandler residents the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the City's budget and fiscal policies. The online forum is streamed in real time on the City's website at Chandler Channel, on YouTube and on Facebook. Budget Connect also is broadcast on Chandler's cable station, Cox Channel 11  and CenturyLink Channel 8002. 

Mayor Hartke moderates the event and answers submitted questions in real time with City staff and City Councilmembers. During the event, City staff monitor social media for the hashtag #budgetconnect. Residents are encouraged to engage in this live forum from their home, office or any place they may be at the time by connecting online. 

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