Aligned with Chandler’s vision to be a world-class City that provides an exceptional quality of life, Mayor Kevin Hartke has outlined several initiatives that work toward achieving strategic policy goals. The Mayor encourages all Chandler residents and businesses to get involved to learn more about these important initiatives.
Mayor Kevin Hartke and the City Council host Budget Live in late February of each year. 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. The program is also broadcast on Chandler's cable station, Cox Channel 11 and CenturyLink Channel 8002.
CIVIC is an interactive, 10-session program providing Chandler residents with a behind-the-scenes look at city services. This free program will launch in January 2021 and is the latest offering by the City of Chandler to help residents connect with their government. Each session, participants will meet with city leaders, tour facilities that keep our city running, participate in interactive sessions and learn how to stay engaged with the city and in their community.
As part of the Neighborhood Advisory Committee's commitment to the community, the NAC hosts Mayor on the Move, informal events held throughout the year in various Chandler neighborhoods that provide the community an opportunity to meet with Mayor Kevin Hartke and members of the City Council and for them to listen to residents speak out on the various challenges facing their neighborhoods.
Mayor Kevin Hartke has long been a supporter of active and engaged neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Excellence Awards is a way to recognize neighborhoods that participate in G.A.I.N., and the leaders working to improve their community and inspire others to be more active and involved.
2021 Spring Academy: March 15-19
Applications are due Nov. 30, 2020
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.