Support Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails, a 501 (c)3; TIN #81-2929779

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020; 9AM

A Representative Town Hall Meeting features speakers from the Federal/State, County and/or City of Phoenix. The event is co-hosted by Friends of Daisy Mountain Trails and the ACC.

August 14 speaker: Paul Penzone, Maricopa County Sheriff.

This meeting will be held via Zoom, due to public health guidelines regarding occupancy, distancing and limits on gatherings due to COVID-19. 

Click here to access the meeting.

Meeting ID: 876 2491 6302

Password: 897771

August 14, 2020


Sheriff Maricopa County

Sheriff Paul Penzone has a combined 30 years of law enforcement and public safety experience. His resume includes a distinguished 21-year career with the Phoenix Police Department, with seven years dedicated to the department’s nationally-recognized Silent Witness program, which focuses on solving cold cases and apprehending dangerous fugitives.

After retiring from Phoenix PD, Sheriff Penzone spent time as Vice President with Childhelp, a 60-year-old nonprofit dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. He also owned and operated a successful private security firm that focused on issues such as school and workplace safety, threat mitigation, internal investigations and comprehensive security.

Under Sheriff Penzone’s leadership, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is committed to a mission of ethical, effective, and impactful law enforcement and public safety. The Sheriff and his staff are also focused on programs and initiatives to help promote partnerships and trust between our Office and our communities.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office operates in an area nearly the size of Vermont and is the primary or supporting law enforcement agency for a population of more than four million residents. MCSO’s jails process and house all felony and most misdemeanor inmates for the County, in excess of 100,000 intakes annually.

The Sheriff is a member of the Arizona Sheriff’s Association, the Major Counties Sheriff’s Association, IACP, and the Department of Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council. He also serves on the board of the New Life Domestic Violence Center, Childhelp, and Phoenix Symphony.

Sheriff Penzone attended Cortez High School in Phoenix, where his interest in the law began while serving as a volunteer bailiff with a county Justice Court. He went on to study criminal justice at Glendale Community College and Northern Arizona University.


September 11, 2020


Superintendent for DVUSD
Dr. Finch’s quest for educational excellence began at an early age in Alaska with his mother as a school bus driver and father as the school district’s maintenance director; the school system was the center of the community. As a young adult, Curtis utilized the long summer days to skipper a commercial fishing boat, work construction, and mine gold to pay for his college education.

Curtis received a BA in Secondary Mathematics, a MA in Administration, and a PhD in Education. Dr. Finch has spent 24 years in administration at the Middle School, High School, Superintendent, and ISD levels. He has received two state Winner’s Circle awards and a Region III Superintendent of the Year award. The past eighteen years as a Superintendent has afforded Curt opportunities to shape educational issues, testifying before the Michigan Legislature, the FCC in Washington DC, and serving on local, state, and national committees. He has also passed multiple school levies, recently securing a $40 million Special Education Enhancement Millage and later creating Meceola Technical College for vocationally training adults.

Dr. Finch is married to Angie and has a daughter who is a math professor and a son who is completing his eye doctor residency.


October 9, 2020

Deputy County Manager

Valerie has served as Special Assistant to the County Manager since 2016.  In that role, she has worked tirelessly on key initiatives and priorities of the Board of Supervisors.  With each project, she has demonstrated great leadership, focus, and commitment to the residents we serve and the mission of Maricopa County. 

Valerie is a proven leader who gets results.  In the U.S. Marine Corps, she rose to the rank of Captain.  In the private sector, she held management positions at the Ford Motor Company and General Electric.  In her time at Maricopa County, she has been deeply involved in making government work better for residents, including as Customer Service Manager for the Planning & Development Department, Interim Director for Animal Care & Control, and Director of the Ombudsman Program.

Valerie is an Arizona native who holds an undergraduate degree in Business and a Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University.