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Much of Yung Koprowski's interview with the Gilbert Town Council on March 17 focused on her transportation experience. She was appointed to council April 21. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)
Much of Yung Koprowski's interview with the Gilbert Town Council on March 17 focused on her transportation experience. She was appointed to council April 21. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Much of Yung Koprowski's interview with the Gilbert Town Council on March 17 focused on her transportation experience. She was appointed to council April 21. (Courtesy Town of Gilbert)

Read Community Impact Newspaper's latest coverage of the Chandler and Gilbert areas below.

New appointee Yung Koprowski brings wealth of transportation knowledge to Gilbert Town Council

Yung Koprowski has the look of the town of Gilbert’s demographics.

Koprowski is 34—the median age of the town’s residents—married, a mother of two of the town’s nearly 80,000 children under 18, the daughter of two aging parents in the area, and a small-business owner.

Maricopa County preparing to expand contact tracing for COVID-19



The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is preparing to increase its capacity to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19.

East Valley chambers alliance recommends phased-in return to governor

The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance suggested a phased-in approach to reopening the state’s economy in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, based on health metrics and safety concerns, in an April 24 memo to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

Chandler Economic Development Department shares 5 tips for small businesses applying for federal funding

The city of Chandler Economic Development Department is urging small businesses to start preparing applications and supporting documents for the second wave of the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to a weekly email newsletter from the economic development team.

Chandler City Council discusses COVID-19 impacts on budget at all-day budget session

The Chandler City Council is reviewing a proposed $901 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year April 24—a 2.8% decrease from the current fiscal year.

The proposed budget, which has yet to be approved by council, was the subject of an all-day council study session April 24.

Gilbert mayor bullish on towns economic recovery from pandemic

Strong partnerships and years of smart financial decisions in Gilbert have put the town into a good place for economic recovery when the state reopens, Mayor Jenn Daniels said.

Chandler City Council moves to reopen some park amenities discusses preliminary 'return to service' plan

The Chandler City Council met April 23 to discuss reopening certain facilities and amenities closed in the city due to COVID-19.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.