"What is unique about the Arizona Town Hall process is that everyone has a voice and becomes engaged." Cathy Chiang
"I am truly a believer in the process and value the ability to improve our State." Suzanne Nicholls
"I really enjoyed Future Leaders Town Hall." Karla Garcia
"The Future Leaders Town Hall was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about how they can get involved in the government and share their ideas." Matthew
"I hope more students get to experience the same empowering experience I did." Celeste Nunez
"We need to come together more often to share information and solve our communities’ problems and our state’s challenges. All of us have a piece of the answer." Gail Kenny
"Everyone learned so much and I feel that good things will spring from the group discussions and overall Town Hall experience." Julie Douglas
I am a former participant in Arizona Town Hall as a recorder. I have never forgotten what an amazing experience I had. I have the utmost respect for what you do and how you accomplish it." Kevin Moran
"It was a good, honest, open discussion." Maria M. Aviles
“My association with Town Hall over the years has been valued and has led me in directions that I never thought I could go.” Michael S. Ellegood
"I learned that we, the people, which includes everyone, can join together for our common good, in a civil and intelligent manner." Laurie Coe
"It was interesting to hear the ideas, but so impressive to see the personal development over even just the first 15 minutes." Jim Shockey
"I enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to take part in the AZ Town Hall. It was exhilarating and one of the finest processes in which I have ever participated." Pamela Powell
"The process and the people are, to use a well-worn but accurate term, amazing." Juli Myers
"The presentations were informative and "eye-opening"! The participants added an incredible amount of experience and knowledge!" Charlotte Harris
"Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of the most empowering experience, I have learned so much from the process and my colleagues in Early Education." Shanna Ioane Tautolo
"What a wonderful experience Town Hall turned out to be. I've never been a part of such a unique process and I very much enjoyed it." Michael Lee
"I was so appreciative to participate in this adventure! I learned so much! I’ll never forget the experience!!" Terri Legassie
I truly enjoyed the entire Arizona Town Hall experience! From networking and engaging in meaningful discussions to creating a final recommendation report to be proud of. Melanie Martin
"It is a very strong policy development organization. I recommend it." Casey Rooney
"During my participation at the Town Hall I was able to interact with citizens of Arizona from many different backgrounds and learn so much about a state that I am new to." Stella Carr
The Town Hall brings people together so that you have the opportunity to learn and understand all of the different community groups.” Julia Meyerson
"Its a great opportunity for all stakeholders to voice their concerns and recommendations to improving the quality of life for Arizonans." Roxanne Thomas
"I have really enjoyed participating. It is heartwarming to sit and talk with so many people who are so dedicated to making the world a better place." Rick Herold
"For over 50 years the Arizona Town Hall has facilitated an opportunity for its citizens to engage in structured conversations about many topics important to the future of our state!" Kirk Grugel
" I find the Town Hall events very stimulating and thought provoking as well as being well organized." Mike Ellegood
"Working collaboratively to produce the recommendations report demonstrated absolute civic responsibility." Todd Aakhus
"I had never experienced anything like the Town Hall consensus building. It is a practice I now use in my own business to move ideas forward." Dawn Cartier
"Thank you for the Arizona Town Hall experience. It truly changed the way I see the world and my role in it. " Jasmine Snipes
"The program and process associated with Town Hall will be part of my “tool kit” as I continue to influence others throughout Arizona." Kimulet Winzer


50 years. It’s a milestone to be proud of.

2012 marked five decades of creating statewide forums that have guided our state’s civic, political, business and community leadership. Arizona Town Hall gatherings have helped shape Arizona across a wide array of areas. Town Hall gatherings inspired the creation of the merit selection system for electing judges, the Arizona Department of Revenue, the Department of Environmental Quality and innovations in education, to name just a few. Harder to measure but even more important is the impact that Town Hall gatherings have on participants who report a greater engagement in and knowledge of their community. Many Town Hall participants are inspired to enter public service as a result of the Town Halls.

We are proud of all we’ve achieved over the last 50 years. With your participation we are looking forward to creating more solutions that will shape our future.

Tips for making your vote count

  • Vote in the Primary: Most legislative districts are predominantly Republican or Democrat, which means that most elections in Arizona are decided in the primary.  Because so few people vote in the primary, those who do get the biggest bang for their buck.

  • For Independents, Choose the Primary With the Greatest Impact on the Elections: If you are one of the growing number of Independents, select the party that dominates in your area. For example, if your district is predominantly Republican, choose the Republican primary. If your district is primarily Democrat, choose the Democratic primary.  Independents can choose which primary they want to vote in at the polls or request an early ballot for the primary of choice by contacting the Secretary of State’s office. For more information go here.

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Transportation and Arizona

The 106th Arizona Town Hall on Transportation and Arizona will be held at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson on April 19-22, 2015.

Town Hall participants will actively engage in panel discussions about many facets of transportation in Arizona including infrastructure, development, location, new technology, financing, public versus private modes, and the relationship between transportation and Arizona's Economy.

More information here.

Click here to see a brief agenda.

To read the background report, click here.

Recent Coverage on Arizona's Economy

Column: Arizona Town Hall plotting the path for prosperity, Tara Jackson and Harvey Skoog   The Daily Courier, February 23, 2015.

Column: My View: Education is an economic imperative, Rebecca Timmer, Phoenix Business Journal, February 20, 2015.

Column: Arizona Town Hall event focuses on economy, Yvonne Gonzalez, Verde Independent, February 28, 2015.

Column: Arizona's economy: officials discuss what to do, Max Efrain, March 17, 2015.

Upcoming events

Monday, March 30, 2015 12:00 PM • Pima Community College, Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Room A-109/A-112
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:30 AM • Cochise College, 901 N. Columbo Ave., Student Union Building, Community Room A, Sierra Vista
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:00 PM • Douglas Visitor Center, 345 16th Street, Douglas



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