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Arizona Town Hall is a non-profit organization that brings diverse people together to solve critical and often divisive policy issues

2020 Town Halls
Creating Vibrant Communities

When families are strong and children thrive, the community prospers.

The 2020 Arizona Town Halls will address the topic of Creating Vibrant Communities.

Every facet of what enables people and communities to be healthy, resilient, productive, and happy is on the table. Specifically, the 2020 Arizona Town Hall is concentrating on how sectors can collaborate for a much greater combined positive effect.

By “leveling up” in this way, we can collectively identify and activate Arizona’s game changers.


What is a Vibrant Community?

A vibrant community is—at its core—a healthy and supportive environment for all. It is a community that inclusively taps human, constructed, and natural capital to thrive and grow together.

What are the Elements of a Healthy Community?

There are 14 elements of a healthy community* that must be present when creating vibrant communities. These elements are deeply rooted in the premise that addressing the overall health of a community requires an understanding of more than just its physical well-being.

  • Access to Care
  • Affordable Quality Housing
  • Community Safety
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Environmental Quality
  • Quality Affordable Food
  • Community Design
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Social/Cultural Cohesion
  • Social Justice
  • Transportation Options
  • Healthy Equity
  • Resiliency

When all these elements are intentionally cultivated, coordinated, and mutually aligned, communities thrive and prosper.

Throughout 2020, we will be facilitating Community Town Halls to explore the above elements, identify priorities and unlock the potential for cross-element collaboration that helps Arizona communities “level up” their capacity for vibrancy. Each Community Town Hall’s recommendations will feed into and build toward the November 2020 statewide Town Hall convening and final recommendations report

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"Creating Vibrant Communities" Programs

Location Program
Program Date & Registration Link
Event Flier Final Report
Prescott
Prescott Community Town Hall POSTPONED May 13, 2020 Coming soon. Coming soon.
Surprise
Northwest Valley Community Town Hall
June 25, 2020
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Tucson Tucson Future Leaders Town Hall September 19, 2020 Coming soon. Coming soon.
Nogales
Nogales Community Town Hall
September 23, 2020
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TBD
113th Statewide Town Hall
November 12-14, 2020
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News and Media Coverage

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    * The elements are informed by the work of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Elements of a Healthy Community wheel was designed and produced by Vitalyst Health Foundation in collaboration with community partners.

    For information regarding past Town Halls, visit our Past Town Hall Topics page.
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