The Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow, Sept. 21, 2018

By SCOTT

The Scottsdale Coalition of Today and Tomorrow, Sept. 21, 2018

The SCOTT perspective


Three seats are up for grabs in the Scottsdale City Council election coming up Nov. 6, with five candidates in the race.

In an effort to know a little bit more about them, SCOTT is doing two things in this election season.

One, we are working with students in the Center for Civic & Global Engagement at Scottsdale Community College to present a Candidates Forum. It will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Turquoise Room on campus.

All five candidates have committed to participating. The event is open to the public, and I hope you will attend.

The second project SCOTT is working on is interviews with the candidates. We sat down recently to do podcasts with each of them. Our technical guru and podcast editor Kevin Maxwell asked them each three questions, and recorded their responses.

Over the next three newsletters, we will be featuring their answers. This edition has their answers to the question: What are the three most important issues facing the city, and what are your solutions?

We hope you will listen to their responses, offered via these podcast links below. And then tune in next newsletter with our question: What is your vision for Scottsdale in 20 years.


Bill Crawford

Kathy Littlefield

Linda Milhaven

David Smith







Solange Whitehead
Candidate Forum
In another effort to connect the Next Gen residents and emerging leaders of the city to important issues, SCOTT is partnering with students at Scottsdale Community College to hold a candidates forum featuring all five contenders in the City Council race.

The forum will be on the campus at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. It will be presented by students in the school’s Center for Civic & Global Engagement. We hope you will mark the date and attend the session as it leads up to Election Day on Nov. 6th.

RSVP to Laraine@scottsdale.com if you want to reserve a seat.

SCOTT Spotlights

Carol Damaso

Chair, campaign committee for the Scottsdale Heritage Collection

Retired Library Director, City of Scottsdale Library
As the former director of the city’s library, Carol Damaso has a track record of accomplishment in city and community leadership. Through her efforts, staff, volunteers, and relationships with others in the city, the library has become a community resource providing hard copy books, e-books, movies and a collaborative networking environment for library card holders.

After 23 years with the library, Carol retired as its director—briefly! Two years ago, she accepted the volunteer position of Campaign Committee Chair for the Scottsdale Heritage Connection. The Connection is a community collaboration: a window to the past, a celebration of the present and a portal to the future. Outstanding community members serve on the committee, including its Honorary Chair, Paul Messinger.

Although many historical documents have been digitized and are available on the library’s website, there are hundreds of books, maps, publications and resources that the Connection hopes to make hands-on available to residents, students, teachers, visitors, researchers, genealogists, authors and anyone interested in Scottsdale’s history.


Thank you, Carol, for chairing the SHC’s capital campaign to make the Scottsdale Heritage Collection a reality. Important today, it will become even more valuable for future citizens and visitors.

For more: Scottsdale Heritage Collection

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