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Updated Jul 7, 2014 - 6:21 am

Scottsdale seeking friendly faces for downtown program

PHOENIX -- The city of Scottsdale is looking for a new batch of friendly faces for its Downtown Scottsdale Ambassador program.

"Right now we have about 88 ambassadors and we're looking for more," said Joy Racine with the city of Scottsdale.

Racine added that ambassadors are stationed downtown and act as a concierge for residents and visitors to the area.

"They're just a welcoming face for residents and visitors and tourists to the area, they help provide all those residents with information on what to do, where to stay, where to eat, special events that are going on," Racine said. "So they're just wealth of knowledge and information."

The city is seeking about 20 new volunteers who will work about two shifts per month, with each shift lasting about two to three hours.

"So not too long, they are outside though," Racine said. "They are standing and outside."

As volunteers for the city of Scottsdale, applicants will be fingerprinted and background checked before becoming ambassadors.

Otherwise, Racine said the only other qualification is friendliness.

"We just want someone who's friendly and happy and willing to talk to anybody that comes up to them," she said.

For questions or more information on the program, people can call (480)-312-2342 or email Racine at

To fill out an application visit

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A southern California native, Mark Remillard began working in radio in 2010 while in community college as a host of late night and weekend programming for publicly supported 88.5 FM KSBR. While working through college, Mark also interned for the Bill Handel Radio Program at Los Angeles' KFI AM640, where he began his work in journalism. Mark moved to Arizona in August 2012 to finish his bachelor's degree at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and graduated in August 2014. Mark began working as a reporter for KTAR in November 2012.


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