By Julie Pace | Paradise Valley Independent
What is it like serving on the Paradise Valley Town Council?
Many words and experiences come to mind. I will place the matter into perspective by first explaining the scope of the position, followed by an ‘inside baseball” look at the internal dynamics of service on the council with six colleagues.
It is an elected, 100 percent volunteer position that requires lots of time, work, reading, listening, communicating, research, judgment, intelligence, collaboration and compromise. It is fast-paced and ever-changing. To do the job well and not just go through the motions, requires a lot of time away from a career and family.