Council Corner - September 2016

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Parks and Recreation Planning Workshop

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Mayor Gail Barney and Council member Julia Wheatley attended the Parks and Recreation Planning Workshop. The workshop was designed to share information about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update and gather resident input. More information is available at

Arizona Parks & Recreation Association Awards

















Mayor Gail Barney attended the annual Arizona Parks & Recreation Association Awards ceremony. Queen Creek's Recreation Coordinator Erica Perez received the Young Professional Award for her dedication, passion and leadership. 

Schnepf Farms Tour 


Mayor Gail BarneyVice Mayor Dawn Oliphant and Council members Jeff Brown, and Emilena Turley attended a tour at Schnepf Farms highlighting their wedding venues.  

Mayor's Bowling Event 












Mayor Gail BarneyVice Mayor Dawn Oliphant, and Council member Craig Barnes attended the annual Mayor's bowling event, hosted by Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott. 

Queen Creek Chamber Networking Event

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Council member Jeff Brown attended the August Queen Creek Chamber Networking event.  

Arizona League of Cities and Towns Conference  


Mayor Gail BarneyVice Mayor Dawn Oliphant, and Council members Craig Barnes, Robin BenningJeff BrownEmilena Turley, and Julia Wheatley attended the annual League of Cities and Towns Conference to learn about new laws impacting municipalities, trends in economic development, engaging the youth of the community and innovative ideas for the future. For the first time, two youth representatives from Queen Creek High School carried the Town flag in the parade of flags, accompanied by Vice Mayor Oliphant, the Town Council's education liaison. 


Cafe Rio Ribbon Cutting


Vice Mayor Dawn Oliphant and Council member Julia Wheatley attended the ribbon cutting event for Cafe Rio, located in the QC District.