Gilbert's Jenn Daniels resigns as mayor and more news from this week

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigned at the Aug. 11 town council meeting. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigned at the Aug. 11 town council meeting. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels resigned at the Aug. 11 town council meeting. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Jenn Daniels resigns as Gilbert mayor

Jenn Daniels announced her resignation as Gilbert mayor at the town council meeting Aug. 11, effective at meeting's end.

Final results: Three poised to take seats on Chandler City Council in January

Christine Ellis, OD Harris and Mark Stewart will all take seats on Chandler City Council after final results of the Aug. 4 election.



Election results from the Maricopa County Recorder's office show a voter turnout of 35.75%, or 55,615 voters.

Fry's Marketplace to open on Higley Road in Gilbert

Fry’s Food Stores anticipates opening a Fry's Marketplace store Sept. 2 at 1455 N. Higley Road, Gilbert. Beyond the usual selection of groceries found at Fry’s, the 129,000-square-foot marketplace store will have a Starbucks Coffee and Chompie’s Bagels, a pharmacy, a housewares department, an apparel department, a wine department, a cheese shop, a sushi station as well as a fuel center in the parking lot.

Higley USD will wait on in-person return until Oct. 12 'or earlier'

A divided Higley USD governing board voted Aug. 8 to resume in-person learning Oct. 12 or earlier at a special Saturday governing board meeting.

Data: See where Maricopa County stands in the metrics for reopening schools

The Arizona Department of Health Services released benchmarks on COVID-19 metrics that local schools can use to judge when to reopen schools either fully in-person or in a hybrid model.

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