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

Held periodically throughout the year, Mayor on the Move is your opportunity to meet and discuss the various challenges facing your neighborhood and community, share what you love about living in Chandler, and learn more about what’s happening in various parts of the City.

The next Mayor on the Move is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10. 

Learn more and RSVP

Teen Leadership Academy

Mayor Hartke addressing participants of the last Teen Leadership Acadmey

The Teen Leadership Academy is a free, five-day program held during the spring and fall school intersessions 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.

For more information and to apply, visit Teen Leadership Academy.

Budget Connect

Mayor Kevin Hartke and the City Council host Budget Connect in late February early March 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. 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. 

Chandler Budget Details