Arizona is one of our nation's most diverse states -- from its lands and economics to its demographics -- from its politics and governance to its delivery of services. The purpose of the 75th Arizona Town Hall was to develop recommendations for minimizing conflicts over issues that revolve around our diversity. Specific topics included water, growth, transportation, education and health care. This session was seen as a time for an overview of how all these concerns (each worthy of an entire Town Hall) are related to the state's diversity and our ability to work with that diversity. The following points highlight just a few of the major recommendations that addressed Arizona's geographic, economic and cultural diversity.
The challenge facing Arizona today in its effort to bring Arizonans together is finding a way to respect and appreciate each other's viewpoints, and to forge necessary partnerships across the state to help Arizona celebrate its diversity.