Chandler councilmember Kevin Hartke has been named vice chairman of the Continuum of Care Regional Committee on Homelessness for the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), effective July 1.

MAG provides regional planning and policy decisions in areas of transportation, air quality, water quality, and human services.

Hartke will help lead the region’s planning efforts to address homelessness in Maricopa County. The committee recently oversaw a countywide homeless street count that identified 1,749 individuals living on the street and 4,304 in emergency and transitional shelters.

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