Letters: We are lucky to have Mayor Joens leading our community


I often hear what a great community we have in Cottonwood as well as the surrounding communities in the Verde Valley. No doubt that is why most of us choose to live here.

I frequently participate in a variety of meetings and events in Cottonwood and I regularly see Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens at them, with her typically providing a leadership role.

The more I interact with Mayor Joens, the greater appreciation I have for her leadership and contributions to the community. She is particularly passionate about children and she has been instrumental in making our community family friendly through things like the teen center, youth commission, Verde Valley SciTech Fest, Kids At Hope, recreation center, library, and many other things that contribute to the great culture of this community. In the spirit of the season of giving, we should all be thankful for Mayor Joens' thankless dedication and contributions to our community.

Paul Tighe


Mingus Union School District


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