[Source: Elizabeth Jackman, Glendale Star] -- An ad-hoc Arizona Centennial Legacy Project Committee will be formed after council gave their approval during a workshop Tuesday afternoon. Arizona became a state Feb. 12, 1912, and will be the last of the 48 contiguous states to reach 100 years. Steve Methvin, assistant to the mayor, said Glendale had two special anniversaries coming up. “We will be celebrating the 100th year of the incorporation of the city in 2010 and two years later the 100th anniversary of the state in 2012,” Methvin said.
Arizona cities, towns, counties and Indian tribe communities are being encouraged to create ‘Legacy Projects’ that can include creation of public art in commemoration of events or for the centennial; restoration of historic properties to public access and use; publication of books or articles that enhance knowledge of Arizona’s history through new research; or public exhibits and programs. The state legislature appropriated $2.5 million in fiscal year 2006-07 for the legacy projects. Before the appropriation can be spent by vote of the legislature, a matching amount of $5 million must be raised statewide from non-state sources. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]