Maricopa County Funds Improvements to Popular Mesa Community Centers

Maricopa County Funds Improvements to Popular Mesa Community Centers

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The Mesa Fire Department Memorial, Museum and Historical Society receive funding for building renovations approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

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Visitors to the Fire Department Memorial, Idea Museum and Mesa Historical Society in Mesa will soon be able to enjoy an even more memorable experience thanks to renovation funding approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on June 26.

“These three facilities and meeting spaces honor our first responders, educate our youth and build a sense of community,” said Vice Chairman Thomas Galvin, who represents District 2 on the Board of Supervisors. “They highlight the city’s rich history to inspire future generations and introduce them to the wonders of the wider world. Through this investment, Maricopa County is improving the quality of life for residents of Mesa and the East Valley region.”

The board is contributing $100,000 toward the cost of renovating the Fire Department Memorial, $200,000 toward several interactive exhibits in the Mesa Idea Museum and $50,000 toward replacing six air conditioning units for the renovation of the Mesa Historical Society auditorium.

“This is a significant investment in improvements to some of Mesa’s most beloved community spaces,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles. “I am very grateful to the Council for their dedication to our city and want to thank Vice Chairman Galvin for leading this effort. I look forward to seeing Mesa residents and visitors enjoy these renovations when they are completed.”

The improvements will be funded with $350,000 in Maricopa County Community Solutions Funding, appropriated by Vice Chairman Galvin through December 31, 2024. The Board’s Community Solutions Funding is intended to help advance Maricopa County’s strategic goals and provide clear public benefits to Maricopa County residents.

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