Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels & Florence Crittenton

The Mayor of Gilbert, Arizona Jenn Daniels is leading the 'largest town in America' to new heights. Mayor Daniels discussed her plans for the "City of the future" and gave us an inside look at how she governs. Gilbert is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the USA. In 1990 Gilbert counted just 29,000 residents, now it is booming with more than 250,000. Gilbert is also one of the safest places to live in the United States. Listen below to hear how Mayor Daniels plans to keep it that way well into the future.

Next, Dr. Kellie Warren, CEO at Florence Crittenton stopped by. Florence Crittenton is a place where every girl matters – from the girl who has suffered unimaginable pain or abuse to the girl who wants an education that will lead her on to higher learning and a successful career. Their mission is to provide safety, hope and opportunity to every girl whose life they touch. Their vision is to be the national leader in changing the future for girls. They do this by achieving excellence in all that they do, growing to serve all girls in need and being the foremost expert in gender-specific services. As one of the Valley’s oldest social service agencies, Florence Crittenton began in 1896, near the railroad tracks in Central Phoenix serving unwed mothers.

Today, the agency serves approximately 1,200 girls and young women annually, by offering them a safe place where they can discover the support of a caring community.

Make sure to listen all the way to the end of our conversation for an appearance from Dorcas, a Student at the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona. Her heartwarming story is sure to leave you feeling inspired.

Here is some information on their upcoming event:

11th annual Heels for Healing

· When: Saturday, September 28

· Where: Flo’s on 7th (4116 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013)

· Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

· What: The shopping event will feature a huge selection of new and like-new designer, casual and vintage shoes and handbags at greatly discounted prices.

· Why: All proceeds from the event will directly support Florence Crittenton’s life-changing programs for girls, young women and their families in our community.

If you missed the show on the air, you can listen below:

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