Brief History of the Coalition of Greater Scottsdale
2006, more than 80 active citizens, business owners, and merchants
met on the second floor of Chaparral Suites, hosted by the Suites'
owner, Tom Silverman. The driving force was the need to have the
voices of the residents and business owners heard at City Council
and to promote appropriate decisions. The then-current Council was
rapidly changing this residential/tourist city into one of greater
density and increased height - destroying residents' vision and
impacting the quality of life for nearby neighborhoods.
diverse group elected its first Board of Directors:
Nancy Cantor, Jim Heather, Sonnie Kirtley, Sharon Oberritter, Paul
Reich, Rita Saunders-Hawranek, Bob Vairo, John Washington, and Linda Whitehead. John Washington was selected as the first chair
and served until spring of 2008.
2006-07, bylaws were written and approved. We also selected our
mission statement: "Consistent land use policy and
preservation of our unique quality of life."
current board represents the entire geographical diversity of
Scottsdale, from the northern edge to the southern tip.
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