Judy Hedding became a resident of the Phoenix metropolitan area in 1979. Since her move to Arizona, she's lived in several different communities: Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and Chandler. The Valley of the Sun -- the moniker by which the Greater Phoenix area is widely known -- is huge, and Judy has watched this uncomplicated western town morph into one of largest metropolitan areas in the country.
Judy Hedding has been the About.com Guide to Phoenix since 2000. She has been quoted in publications such as The Arizona Republic and the Wall Street Journal, and participated in local radio shows and media events. Judy travels around Greater Phoenix every week documenting activities and local trends for residents, as well as for tourists and people considering relocating to the area.
Judy has participated in many organizations and committees since moving to Arizona, including various Greater Phoenix economic development efforts and business-related philanthropy. She is a Past District Governor, Arizona and Distinguished Toastmaster in the Toastmasters International organization.
Common Questions I Receive From Readers:
Q: How do I submit a photo?
A: About.com Phoenix has a wide variety of photo topics. Here's what I accept and how to submit.
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A: Here are the parameters and a form to complete.
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A: If you post your question in the Phoenix Forum you might get several opinions or ideas.
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A: You can send me an email.
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From Judy Hedding:
I hope to share with you the opportunities, wonders, excitement and diversity of living in and visiting the Phoenix area. The commonplace and the unusual, the run-of-the-mill and the controversial, the necessary and the fun, are all included.