Arizona Town Hall Annual Meeting and Summit on Topics

The 2017 Annual Meeting and Summit on Topics will take place June 9, 2017 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.

Attendees will hear from speakers about the top topics under consideration for a future Arizona Town Hall in 2019.

The topics up for consideration are:

  • Child and Family Services: Dana Naimark, President and CEO, Children’s Action Alliance
  • Healthcare: Suzanne Pfister, President and CEO, Vitalyst Health Foundation
  • Economic Opportunities for a Growing State: Elliott Pollack, President, Elliott D. Pollack & Co. Consulting LLC

Community Town Halls will also be held before the statewide Town Hall on the chosen topic. These smaller sessions will convene across the state in order to capture input from Arizona's many diverse communities. Reports from the Community Town Hall sessions will be compiled and included with the background materials to further enrich the discussions at the statewide Town Hall. 

Funding preK-12 Education is the topic for 2017.

Criminal Justice was the topic chosen for 2018.

Click here to register for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Summit on Future Topics.

Board Ballot coming soon.

Shirley Agnos Legacy Award

At the Annual Meeting will be the presentation of the Shirley Agnos Arizona Town Hall Legacy Award to this year's recipient:

Lisa A. Atkins, Commissioner, Arizona State Land Department

As an Arizona native, Ms. Atkins combines a well-rounded understanding of the State with more than 40 years of experience in the federal and state legislative and policy arenas. Ms. Atkins served for more than 23 years as Chief of Staff to Congressman Bob Stump (R-AZ) in both Washington, D.C. and Arizona, 18 months as the Executive Director of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona (CSA), representing more than 50 elected Arizona County Supervisors on policy and budget matters, and 11 years as the Vice President for Public Policy for Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL), a group of the Region's top business and industry leaders focused on the State's economic growth and vitality.
Lisa Atkins is well respected in the Arizona community for her involvement in a variety of organizations. Among her current community activities, Ms. Atkins represents Maricopa County as an elected member of the Board of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD), which is responsible for operating, maintaining and managing the Central Arizona Project. She also serves as an Advisory Member of the statewide Governor's Military Affairs Commission, which is the permanent body to monitor and make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on executive, legislative and federal actions necessary to sustain and grow Arizona's network of military installations, training and testing ranges and associated airspace.

To see a list of past award recipients and more information on the award, click here.

Photos from the 2016 Annual Meeting

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