I hope you had a great 2019 and are looking forward to an even better 2020. I know I am, for several reasons… not exactly “resolutions,” but in many ways, 2020 can be an excellent year of achievement for each of us, and the Town.
First, though, it may go without saying but 2020 is an important election year for all of us. In Fountain Hills on August 4th I will run for another term as your Mayor and three Council seats will be contested. But elections don’t start or stop there. Every seat in the Legislature will be up in the August Primary, followed by the larger General Election in November which will feature run-off races from the Primary, National contest finals, the Town’s General Plan and a host of other issues like referenda and initiatives! And before all of that, on May 19th, Fountain Hills will conduct an all-mail election regarding the Daybreak referendum and changing the Mayor term from 2 to four years. Your vote in each of those elections is critical. Let your voice be heard.
As to other 2020 Fountain Hills events, all eyes will be focused on next December when our iconic Fountain…in essence the community of Fountain Hills… will turn fifty. Can you believe it? Look for a series of festivities all year. Be sure to get your selfie at one of the 50th signs at Fountain Park and post it at #FTNat50. Celebrate and announce your personal milestones… or just do it for fun!
Until then, along with the regular activities of the Mayor and Council, you can participate in many of the same annual events including the Fairs, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day, Oktoberfest, and more… along with some special surprises. And you can always attend Council meetings, watch on Channel 11 or stream online at http://www.fh.az.gov/508/Live-Streaming-Video. All-in-all, it will be a very busy year for our Town.
I want to bring to your attention another important date – and address another reason for this email:
At the Community Center on January 28 at 7:30 AM I will present the “2020 State of the Town” at a free event hosted by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce (also live-streamed and recorded.) Not only will it be a look back at 2019, but we will set the stage for the coming year in the Town, and maybe include some “resolution” type statements as we enter the New Year! I hope you’ll check it out and register to attend at: mayors state-of-the-town 2020. Find out why Fountain Hills is the place to be!
I ask you to join in my effort to continue as your Mayor by supporting my re-election on August 4, 2020. If you are a permanent early voter, and registered in a major party, then your ballot will come in the mail in early July. But recall if you will be out of town during the mailing period (in July) you must request from the County that your ballot be sent to a different address, as ballots are not forwarded. If you are not a permanent early voter, you may request a ballot be mailed to you, but you must declare a party preference or a Town-only ballot. If you’d rather vote in person, there will be at least one poll open during the July election period. Polling places for Election Day will be announced in mid-2020.
I’m active on my Website, www.ginnydickey4mayor.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ginnydickeyformayor/, on LinkedIn at “ginnydickey” and Twitter @ginnydickey or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Please take a few minutes to keep up with Town activities.
Finally, if you can, a contribution in any amount to the campaign will help ensure that citizens of our community are well-informed about my position on the issues. Any contribution is truly appreciated… on-line at www.ginnydickey4mayor.com or by mail to: Ginny Dickey for Mayor, 13227 N. Mimosa Dr, #112, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
I hope this message finds you well and that 2020 will be a Safe, Healthy, and Happy New Year for you and yours.
Mayor Ginny Dickey