Name: Walter Arant
Where I live: South Scottsdale in Heritage East
When & why I moved here: I was transferred to Phoenix from Dallas, Texas by Motorola
What I like most about living here: 300+ days of sunshine, friendly people, and activities galore!
Clubs/organizations I’m involved in: Volunteering at St. Theresa Catholic Church
My favorite charity or volunteer activity and why it deserves support from others? Volunteering at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library in the Shop where used books, DVD’s, CD’s, puzzles, magazines and the like are sold.
My No. 1 suggestion to new residents looking for ways to get involved in their community: Get involved — there are usually volunteering positions available at hospitals, libraries and many local organizations.
What one thing would you like to see changed in Scottsdale? Continue revitalizing South Scottsdale!
My family: My wife Kathleen and my adult daughter Elizabeth live here with me
What I do: I’m retired after 26 years with Motorola and an additional three years working for J.P. Morgan Chase
People who are an inspiration to me: My family including my parents (deceased) who gave me sound advice and developed in me good work and spiritual habits!
My advice to today’s youth: Get as much education as possible —- in my generation A BACHELOR’S degree was sufficient — now it’s a Master’s —tomorrow??????
The Scottsdale Independent is available for free every Wednesday.