Updates on Gilbert, Chandler elected officials include new mayor, vice mayor

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announces her resignation as mayor at the Aug. 11 council meeting. (Screen capture from YouTube)
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announces her resignation as mayor at the Aug. 11 council meeting. (Screen capture from YouTube)

Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels announces her resignation as mayor at the Aug. 11 council meeting. (Screen capture from YouTube)

Read news on local elected officials from Gilbert and Chandler.

Yung Koprowski selected as Gilbert vice mayor

Gilbert Town Council honored its former mayor and vice mayor and appointed a new vice mayor at its Sept. 1 meeting.

Yung Koprowski

Yung Koprowski, who was appointed to council April 21, was the unanimous choice for the vice mayor role. She will serve the remainder of the year.


Judge denies Laurin Hendrix temporary order that would have barred Gilbert Town Council actions

A judge denied Gilbert Town Council Member-elect Laurin Hendrix’s request to prevent town council from holding any votes until a decision is made on his lawsuit to be seated immediately.

Chandler USD governing board member David Evans withdraws from election after challenger questions petition signatures

Chandler USD governing board member David Evans withdrew from the school board race in late July after a challenger questioned the validity of the voter registration of some of the people who signed Evans' petition—including Evans' own registration, according to comments from Evans and documentation shared with Community Impact Newspaper.

Hearing on Laurin Hendrix lawsuit on council seat to be held Sept. 9

A hearing has been set for Sept. 9 on a Gilbert Town Council member-elect’s lawsuit asking that he be seated on council immediately.

Scott Anderson appointed Gilbert mayor; Kathy Tilque appointed to council

Scott Anderson, who has served Gilbert as an employee, council member and vice mayor, was sworn in Aug. 18 as the town’s 32nd mayor.

Jenn Daniels says timing was right to leave Gilbert mayoral post

The morning after Jenn Daniels dropped her surprise resignation upon Gilbert Town Council, the now-former mayor said it was simply time to leave the post.

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


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Gilbert Public Schools considers closing Houston Elementary, moving Neely Traditional Academy

The Gilbert Public Schools governing board studied the effects of school changes for the fall that would close one school and move another into its campus.

Marcie Taylor
End-of-year celebrations getting face-lift in Gilbert Public Schools

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Gilbert Public Schools district office
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Gilbert Public Schools officials presented the governing board March 2 with a healthier revised budget for this fiscal year, but a projection for next year shows a large cut could be looming.

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Arizonans 55 and older will be eligible for vaccine appointments beginning March 2

People age 55 and up will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning at noon March 2.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
One restaurant now open, one coming in Gilbert

Here are two restaurants open or coming to Gilbert.

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Gilbert cases up 62 in two days March 2

See a breakdown of COVID-19 cases, vaccinations and more local data.

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ADHS: Less than 1,100 people hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms March 3

Take a look at the hospitalization data across Arizona.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
COVID-19 vaccination appointments available beginning March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College

COVID-19 vaccination appointments will be available beginning at 9 a.m. March 1 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College—the latest state-run vaccination site.

Denise Lopez
Denise Lopez appointed HD South chief

Denise Lopez replaces Kayla Kolar, who left in 2020 to become the executive director of House of Refuge, as HD South's president and CEO.

The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store location in Gilbert had standing waits outside when it opened its doors Feb. 15. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Cracker Barrel open in Gilbert; Harbor Freight to open March 6 in Chandler and more February news

Read the latest business and community news from February in Gilbert and Chandler.

Western Canal
Gilbert officials wanted to avoid land acquisitions along Western Canal, staff tells residents

When Gilbert staff first addressed the problem of a deteriorating sewer along the Western Canal, they hoped to avoid using eminent domain to acquire land to fix the problem, staff told residents Feb. 25.