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8401 W. Monroe St., Peoria, AZ 85345 623-773-7000 · peoriaaz.gov Year Inc: 1954 Population: 171,000 Mayor: Cathy Carlat Known for: Lake Pleasant, Peoria Sports Complex, abundance of hiking/ biking trails, signature festivals, exceptional quality of life

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City of Scottsdale

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3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-312-3111 · scottsdaleaz.gov Year Inc: 1951 Population: 246,645 Mayor: W.J. “Jim” Lane Known for: The 47-square-mile McDowell Sonoran Preserve, wonderful parks, trails, neighborhoods, shopping and family events

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City of Sierra Vista

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1011 N. Coronado Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 520-458-3315 · sierravistaaz.gov Year Inc: 1956 Population: 45,359 Mayor: Rick Mueller Known for: At the base of the Huachuca Mountains, enjoy affordable living, a temperate climate, low crime, and above average HHI

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City of Phoenix

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TOWN OF GILBERT 50 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296 480-503-6000 · gilbertaz.gov Year Inc: 1920 Population: 247,600 Mayor: Mayor Jenn Daniels

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200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-262-7177 · phoenix.gov Year Inc: 1881 Population: 1.7 million Mayor: Thelda Williams Known for: 5th-largest U.S. city, 1.7 million residents, diverse employment, neighborhoods, major events, world-renowned mountain trails

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City of Chandler

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175 S. Arizona Ave., 5th floor, Chandler, AZ 85225 480-782-2000 · chandleraz.gov Year Inc: 1912 Population: 258,686 Mayor: Kevin Hartke Known for: Innovation and Technology Hub, Price Corridor, high-tech companies, autonomous vehicles, Tumbleweed Tree, Ostrich Festival

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City of Buckeye

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nce known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World,” Gilbert is now home to nearly 250,000 residents and has evolved into one of the fastest growing communities and the largest town in the United States. Encompassing 72.6 square miles, just southeast of Phoenix, Gilbert has transformed from an agricultural community to a thriving and economicallydiverse suburban community. Gilbert has been nationally recognized as the most prosperous city in the nation, one of the safest, and the best place to raise a family in Arizona. COMPANY STRENGTHS: “Gilbert is a young, vibrant community that offers residents affordable housing, high-paying jobs, a multitude of outdoor and entertainment amenities and a nationally ranked K-12 school system.” STRENGTH OF STAFF: “Gilbert is the largest town in the United States, but maintains a real sense of community through events, local small business support and youth programs.” OUTLOOK FOR 2019: “2019 is going to be an exciting year in Gilbert. The community continues to grow at a rapid pace adding more entertainment and retail amenities, construction on a new 272-acre regional park will commence and the Heritage District will see more vertical development.”

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City of Peoria

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530 E. Monroe Ave., Buckeye, AZ 85326 623-349-6000 · buckeyeaz.gov Year Inc: 1929 Population: 68,453 Mayor: Jackie A. Meck Known for: NA

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City of Flagstaff

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211 W. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 928-213-2000 · flagstaff.az.gov Year Inc: 1928 Population: 71,459 Mayor: Coral Evans Known for: Gateway to the San Francisco Peaks, home to Arizona’s tallest mountain (Humphreys Peak) and the Arizona Snowbowl

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City of Tempe

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31 E. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 480-350-4311 · tempe.gov Year Inc: 1894 Population: 182,500 Mayor: Mark Mitchell Known for: Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona, Ironman Arizona, Way Out West Oktoberfest, state’s largest July 4 celebration, Town Lake, Mill Ave.

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5850 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301 623-930-4500 · glendaleaz.com Year Inc: 1910 Population: 245,895 Mayor: Jerry Weiers Known for: Premiere destination to live, work, play; premium entertainment and shopping opportunities; growing list of signature companies

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