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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 9:00 am | Updated: 4:55 pm, Mon Nov 5, 2012.

A look at key Chandler facts and figures:

Population: 254,855

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

Mayor: Boyd Dunn

Council: Vice Mayor Bob Caccamo, Trinity Donovan, 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

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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