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The Arizona Town Hall relies heavily on its volunteer members to shape and help execute its signature events and the programming that supports each one.

Board Guidance Committee

Evelyn Casuga, Chair

Responsible for nominating, onboarding, and training new Board members. Provides guidance to Board members throughout their term. Meets frequently throughout the year.

Communications & Marketing Committee

David Howell, Chair

Manages communications and marketing strategies that enhance the visibility, economic stability, and image of Arizona Town Hall.

Community Town Halls Committee

Suzanne Pfister, Chair
Whitney Hensiak, Vice Chair

Coordinates and manages community town halls.

Development Committee

Barry Aarons, Chair

Reviews organizational needs, establishes development processes, identifies available resources, and seeks out new resources. Drafts materials used in development, such as grants, articles for newsletters, and consulting proposal documents. Cultivates partnerships and fund-raising opportunities.

The Development Committee is divided into subcommittees:
  • Consulting Contracts - Daran Wastchak, Vice Chair
  • Special Projects - Mary Grier, Vice Chair

Executive Committee

Greg Falls, Chair

Carries out the work of the Board.  Meets quarterly or more frequently if necessary.

International Relations Committee

Linda Elliott-Nelson, Chair

Coordinates and manages programs and correspondence opportunities with international communities. This includes the Arizona/Mexico Cross-Border Connecting series and training sessions on the Arizona Town Hall process for international delegations.

Research Committee

Pat Norris, Chair
Arlan Colton, Vice Chair

Works with the State’s universities to develop the background report for each Town Hall topic.

Technology Committee

Toby Payne, Chair

Helps to guide decisions on technology acquisition and management.

Training Committee

Jeffrey Scudder, Chair

Conducts training sessions prior to each statewide Town Hall and for Community Town Halls as needed to prepare panel chairs, panel recorders, and report chairs and to perfect discussion questions used. One half-day Saturday meeting is held each year; additional meetings are held as needed.

 Attorneys receive continuing legal education credits for their participation as a panel chair and recorder. If you’d like to go through a training program to be a panel chair or recorder, please email

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

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