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Spotlight on the Cactus Corner with Councilmember Ian Hugh: Camelback Ranch Glendale Spring Training
Join Cactus District Councilmember Ian Hugh as he goes on a special behind the scenes tour with Scott Carter, marketing and corporate partnerships directorfor Camelback Ranch, on latest the episode of “Spotlight on the Cactus Corner” show with Councilmember Ian Hugh.
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Councilmember Ian Hugh

Cactus District - Meet Councilmember Ian Hugh
Councilmember Ian Hugh was re-elected in November 2016 to represent the Cactus District after being elected in November 2012 to fill the Cactus District vacancy. In January, 2015 he was appointed Vice Mayor and served through January, 2018. He previously served the City Council from 1986-1991 and was Vice Mayor from 1990-1991. He is currently a member of the Glendale Rotary Club. Councilmember Hugh’s extensive resume in leadership also includes the Glendale Union High School District School Board from 2004-2012, serving as President in 2011-2012. Hugh has served on several committees including as the Chairman of the Glendale Utilities committee 1989-1990 and was a member and past vice chair of the Glendale Community Development Corporation. Read more | Contact Info
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Cactus Corner

Spotlight On the Cactus Corner: Crisis Response Team
Cactus District Councilmember Ian Hugh highlights Glendale’s Fire Crisis Response Team as an important community asset and service on the latest “Spotlight on Cactus Corner.” Watch Video

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Glendale Today with Vice Mayor Hugh New on Glendale Today - Vice Mayor Hugh Highlights Clubs and Programs at Apollo High School
The Vice Mayor goes on a school tour with Principal Brooke Parsons where he learns about the DECA program and the awards the Apollo team earned this year.  Principal Parsons also describes the achievements of the visual arts, performing arts, NJROTC, Future Business Leaders of America and the Culinary Arts Programs as well as the school’s dance & cheer activities and Boys Varsity Basketball team. Viewers will also learn about the on-campus pre-school which is open to the public and allows students interested in early childhood development hands-on experience while under the watchful eye of knowledgeable full-time staff.
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Cactus District News

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Get the latest information about what's happening in the Cactus District and the city of Glendale by visiting the Cactus Weekly Update page. You can also sign up to receive these newsletters via e-mail. Read more

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Vice Mayor Hugh and Al McCoy

New on “Glendale Today” – Vice Mayor Hugh Talks With Broadcasting Legend Al McCoy

Vice Mayor Ian Hugh of the Cactus District takes viewers for a musical ride with Phoenix Suns broadcaster and Glendale resident Al McCoy on his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today”.
The Vice Mayor joins viewers and diners as he sits down with McCoy at Polo’s, the popular family-owned Glendale restaurant, to enjoy a lively piano performance from the TV and radio personality and legendary voice of the Suns. The program highlights McCoy’s childhood growing up on an Iowa farm and the beginning of his love for sports and broadcasting, along with his 45 years of broadcasting Phoenix Suns basketball games. Viewers will learn firsthand the origins of his famous sayings like “Sha-Zam!” and “Heartbreak Hotel”.  Vice Mayor Hugh and McCoy also discuss his love for Glendale and why he continues to call it home. Here’s a sneak peek at the show.
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New on “Glendale Today” – Vice Mayor Ian Hugh Showcases Family-Owned Downtown Businesses
On this new edition of “Glendale Today”, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh of the Cactus District profiles three family-owned businesses along Glendale Avenue. Vice Mayor Hugh talks with Nancy Hagadorn of ‘Kiss the Cook’, restaurant, Irma Arellano from the bakery La Purisima and Polo Blanco and Elizabeth Dore from Polo’s Italian Cuisine about what keeps people coming back to these very popular places. Vice Mayor Hugh takes viewers on a tasty ride through these kitchens so they can experience first-hand the culinary talent involved in creating the delicious dishes served. They will see home-cooked comfort food made from scratch and a yummy candy kiss at ‘Kiss the Cook’ as well as Mexican-style pastries, cakes and cookies and homemade tortillas and burritos at ‘La Purisima’, and they will learn how two popular dishes, lobster ravioli and New Zealand mussels are prepared at ‘Polo’s Italian Cuisine’.  Polo’s also features live jazz entertainment Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Here’s a sneak peek at the show. 
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Glendale Today with Vice Mayor Ian Hugh Highlights Public Safety Training
Glendale Vice Mayor Ian Hugh of the Cactus District takes us to the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center in his new edition of the TV show “Glendale Today.” Vice Mayor Hugh talks with Glendale Police Lieutenant Earl Montgomery, an 18 year veteran with the force, on how the facility is used to train public safety officers for the real life situations they encounter on a daily basis. Vice Mayor Hugh gets a first-hand look at the many features of the facility, including the driver training track, the shooting range, Taser reaction training and the interactive use of force and tactical judgment simulator. Viewers get a rare glimpse inside the state of the art, 56 acre facility that hosts an annual average of 50,000 students and visitors and provided more than 23,000 hours of police officer and fire-fighting training last year.
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151 and Bears

Glendale Rotary Club donates stuffed animals to Fire & Police
The Glendale Police and Fire Department accepted donated stuffed animals from Councilmember Ian Hugh on behalf of the Glendale Rotary Club. The stuffed animals are used by police officers and the Crisis Response Unit to comfort young children who have been affected by a traumatic event. This year, Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers has made it his personal goal to help collect 2,000 bears for the police and fire department and has solicited help from community partners. Watch video

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CM Hugh with Louis Sands
Glendale Today with Councilmember Ian Hugh on Manistee Ranch
Glendale Councilmember Ian Hugh of the Cactus District takes us to one of the most historic places in Glendale, Manistee Ranch. One of Councilmember Hugh’s guests is Louis “Buzz” Sands, whose family lived in the home which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Other guests include the President of the Glendale Historical Society, Ron Short, and the Vice President of the Glendale Historical Society, Carol St. Clair. The show is filmed on location in one of Manistee Ranch’s four buildings on four acres, which can be visited by anyone who wants a taste of Glendale history. Watch Video
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Councilmember Hugh Joins Glendale Firefighters for Special Training
The Glendale Fire Department recently put the mayor and councilmembers through the paces at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Facility. Check out their training session in this video - watch now.
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Click here to view board and commission vacancies in the Cactus District as well as throughout the city.
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Cactus District Amenities
Glendale's Cactus District is a beautiful area in the southern section of Glendale, that is rich in history and includes more than a dozen great recreation spots. Visit the amenities page to find out where parks and important city facilities in the area are located. Read more

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