During this virtual event, participants will hear presentations on the top three potential topics for 2023 (as identified by our Annual Topic Survey).
The event and presentations are open to the public and a great program for anyone interested in the hottest issues facing Arizona. After speaker presentations, participants will engage in panel discussions on the three topics presented, have the opportunity to introduce potential topics, and help select the 2021 topic.
Community Town Halls will also be held before the Statewide Town Hall on the chosen topic. These smaller sessions will tap into communities across the state in order to capture input from Arizona's many diverse perspectives. 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 2020-21 is Creating Vibrant Communities.
The topic chosen for 2022 is Mental Health, Homelessness, and Substance Use.
2021 Shirley Agnos Arizona Town Hall Legacy Award
During the program will be the presentation of the 2021 Shirley Agnos Arizona Town Hall Legacy Award to Bruce Dusenberry, Manager of Horizon Moving Group L.L.C.
Bruce is a native Tucsonan. He received a BA degree in Political Science from Occidental College and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. He practiced corporate, commercial, and real estate law for 17 years in Tucson, and then changed careers in 1994 to run the family business, Horizon Moving Systems. After 2 decades as President and growing the company to one of the largest United Van Lines operations in the country, the moving businesses in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Yuma were successfully sold - marking the end of the moving & storage business founded by his grandfather in 1924. The Dusenberry family retained ownership of the land, warehouses and office buildings located throughout Arizona, and Bruce remains engaged in the management of these commercial real estate holdings.
He is a member of Arizona Town Hall (past-Chair) and an emeritus member of the DM 50 (past-President), Southern Arizona Leadership Council, VIP Breakfast Club and Breakfast Club of Tucson. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Fox Tucson Theatre and is currently Board Chair of the Tucson Airport Authority.
Bruce is an instrument rated private pilot. He was honored as Tucson’s “Man of the Year” in 2009 by the Tucson Metro Chamber. He enjoys U of A sports, flying his Cessna T210, traveling and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.