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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 12:13 am | Updated: 9:29 am, Mon Nov 19, 2012.

A look at key Chandler facts and figures:

Population: 240,101

City of Chandler: 55 N. Arizona Place, Chandler; (480) 782-2000, www.chandleraz.gov

Mayor: Jay Tibshraeny

Council: Vice Mayor Trinity Donovan, Kevin Hartke, Rick Heumann, Matt Orlando, Jack Sellers, Jeff Weninger

City manager: Rich Dlugas

City Council meetings: Second and fourth Thursdays

City clerk: Marla Paddock

Fire Department: 151 E. Boston St., (480) 782-2120

Fire chief: Jeff Clark (also assistant city manager)

Police department: 250 E. Chicago St., (480) 782-4100

Police chief: Sherry Kiyler

Major city events: Ostrich Festival; Cinco de Mayo Festival & Chihuahua Races, Chandler’s Day of Play Celebration (October), Tumbleweed Tree Lighting Ceremony

Attractions: Arizona Railway Museum, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler Fashion Center, Firebird International Raceway, Historic Downtown Chandler, Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino



Sun Lakes

An active-adult community that is governed mostly by Maricopa County. A small part of it – Ironwood Country Club – falls into Chandler boundaries.

Population: 14,924 (2007)

Key phone numbers: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, (480) 895-8751, www.sunlakesposse.org; Sun Lakes Fire Department, (480) 895-9343, www.slfd.org

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