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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

Arizona Town Hall Annual Meeting and Summit on Topics

THE TOPIC WITH THE MOST VOTES IS:

MENTAL HEALTH, HOMELESSNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

The 2019 Annual Meeting and Summit on Topics convened on June 7, 2019 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.

Participants will hear from expert speakers for multiple topics. Arizona Town Hall members will discuss and vote on the topic for 2021.

The topics for consideration and their presenters are:

  • Addressing Arizona’s Increasingly Arid Environment - Lisa A. Atkins, Commissioner, Arizona State Land Department
  • Changing Demographics and Diverse Cultures - Glenn Iwata, Chief Executive Officer, WestGroup Research
  • Mental Health, Homelessness and Substance Abuse - Eric Marcus, Chief Administrative Officer, The NARBHA Institute

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.

The topic chosen for 2019 is Strong Families Thriving Children.

The topic chosen for 2020 is Creating Vibrant Communities.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS



THE 2019 SHIRLEY AGNOS ARIZONA TOWN HALL LEGACY AWARD WINNER IS...

Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a statewide leader in examining critical issues for Arizona and the region, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute uses nonpartisan research, analysis and public outreach to help improve the state's quality of life.

Morrison Institute was established in 1982 through a grant from Marvin and June Morrison of Gilbert, Arizona, in response to the state’s growing need for objective research on public policy issues. Through its history, Morrison Institute has conducted important work on topics that span education reform, water resources, health care, human services, urban growth, government structure, arts and culture, technology, quality of life, public finance, environment, sustainability, and economic development.

Morrison Institute also manages Arizona Indicators, an online collection site for data and analysis of key topics ranging from transportation to demographics to innovation.

The Institute's main mission is to encourage public discussion; using high-quality, current research and historical understanding to create an informed Arizona citizenry.

WHERE
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021

WHEN
Friday, June 7, 2019
11:00 Registration and Silent Auction
12:00 Luncheon - Speakers on Potential Topics
2:00 Panel Discussions on Topics
3:15 Report on Topic Selection

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