By Tom Blodgett | YourValley
In her “State of the Town” address April 25, Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson said the town is dedicated to the preservation of connection and engagement for its residents.
“The development concerns of 20 years ago remain the same today,” Peterson said. “We must balance our residents, community stakeholders, and businesses large and small while molding the Gilbert of the future — especially since build-out is anticipated to be completed in what will feel like the blink of an eye.”
Peterson used videos of developments around town to show “how Gilbert is moving forward deliberately and thoughtfully,” and why community stakeholders choose Gilbert for projects.
Those projects spotlighted in the videos included the University of Arizona’s nursing program in the town’s University Building; the decision to expand the town’s North Water Treatment Plant while continuing to keep it in service; and Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s collaboration on the Women and Children’s Pavilion on the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center campus, which is expected to open later this year.