"What is unique about the Arizona Town Hall process is that everyone has a voice and becomes engaged." Cathy Chiang
"I am truly a believer in the process and value the ability to improve our State." Suzanne Nicholls
"I really enjoyed Future Leaders Town Hall." Karla Garcia
"The Future Leaders Town Hall was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about how they can get involved in the government and share their ideas." Matthew
"I hope more students get to experience the same empowering experience I did." Celeste Nunez
"We need to come together more often to share information and solve our communities’ problems and our state’s challenges. All of us have a piece of the answer." Gail Kenny
"Everyone learned so much and I feel that good things will spring from the group discussions and overall Town Hall experience." Julie Douglas
I am a former participant in Arizona Town Hall as a recorder. I have never forgotten what an amazing experience I had. I have the utmost respect for what you do and how you accomplish it." Kevin Moran
"It was a good, honest, open discussion." Maria M. Aviles
“My association with Town Hall over the years has been valued and has led me in directions that I never thought I could go.” Michael S. Ellegood
"I learned that we, the people, which includes everyone, can join together for our common good, in a civil and intelligent manner." Laurie Coe
"It was interesting to hear the ideas, but so impressive to see the personal development over even just the first 15 minutes." Jim Shockey
"I enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to take part in the AZ Town Hall. It was exhilarating and one of the finest processes in which I have ever participated." Pamela Powell
"The process and the people are, to use a well-worn but accurate term, amazing." Juli Myers
"The presentations were informative and "eye-opening"! The participants added an incredible amount of experience and knowledge!" Charlotte Harris
"Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of the most empowering experience, I have learned so much from the process and my colleagues in Early Education." Shanna Ioane Tautolo
"What a wonderful experience Town Hall turned out to be. I've never been a part of such a unique process and I very much enjoyed it." Michael Lee
"I was so appreciative to participate in this adventure! I learned so much! I’ll never forget the experience!!" Terri Legassie
I truly enjoyed the entire Arizona Town Hall experience! From networking and engaging in meaningful discussions to creating a final recommendation report to be proud of. Melanie Martin
"It is a very strong policy development organization. I recommend it." Casey Rooney
"During my participation at the Town Hall I was able to interact with citizens of Arizona from many different backgrounds and learn so much about a state that I am new to." Stella Carr
The Town Hall brings people together so that you have the opportunity to learn and understand all of the different community groups.” Julia Meyerson
"Its a great opportunity for all stakeholders to voice their concerns and recommendations to improving the quality of life for Arizonans." Roxanne Thomas
"I have really enjoyed participating. It is heartwarming to sit and talk with so many people who are so dedicated to making the world a better place." Rick Herold
"For over 50 years the Arizona Town Hall has facilitated an opportunity for its citizens to engage in structured conversations about many topics important to the future of our state!" Kirk Grugel
" I find the Town Hall events very stimulating and thought provoking as well as being well organized." Mike Ellegood
"Working collaboratively to produce the recommendations report demonstrated absolute civic responsibility." Todd Aakhus
"I had never experienced anything like the Town Hall consensus building. It is a practice I now use in my own business to move ideas forward." Dawn Cartier
"Thank you for the Arizona Town Hall experience. It truly changed the way I see the world and my role in it. " Jasmine Snipes
"The program and process associated with Town Hall will be part of my “tool kit” as I continue to influence others throughout Arizona." Kimulet Winzer


For over 50 years, Arizona Town Hall has overseen statewide forums that bring diverse Arizonans together for three days of invigorating discussion that results in lifelong professional and personal relationships as well as a report of recommendations that is utilized by leaders and educators throughout the state.

While Arizona Town Hall is the neutral facilitator of these sessions and not the implementer of the resulting recommendations, Town Hall gatherings have nonetheless inspired many improvements to Arizona including the creation of the merit selection system for electing judges, innovations in education and improvements to transportation infrastructure to name just a few. Harder to measure but even more important is the impact that Town Hall gatherings have on participants who report a greater engagement in and knowledge of their community. Many Town Hall participants are inspired to enter public service as a result of the Town Halls.
The Arizona Town Hall also convenes numerous community outreach programs around the state that are designed to educate, engage and empower participants to create positive change in their communities.   Arizona Town Hall strengthens communities by creating a forum for constructive conversation of challenging issues that respects diverse perspectives while creating consensus.  

Tips for making your vote count

  • Vote in the Primary: Most legislative districts are predominantly Republican or Democrat, which means that most elections in Arizona are decided in the primary.  Because so few people vote in the primary, those who do get the biggest bang for their buck.

  • For Independents, Choose the Primary With the Greatest Impact on the Elections: If you are one of the growing number of Independents, select the party that dominates in your area. For example, if your district is predominantly Republican, choose the Republican primary. If your district is primarily Democrat, choose the Democratic primary.  Independents can choose which primary they want to vote in at the polls or request an early ballot for the primary of choice by contacting the Secretary of State’s office. For more information go here.

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2016 Special Election Dates

  • April 18 – Last day to register to vote for the May special election.
  • April 20 – Early Voting Begins
  • May 6 – Last day to request an early ballot for the special election
  • May 11 – Recommended last day to mail in ballot 
All ballots must be received by 7 PM on Election Day.
  • May 17 – Election Day

2016 Primary Election Dates

  • August 1 – Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election
  • August 3 – Early voting begins
  • August 19 – Last day to request an early ballot for the Primary Election
  • August 24 – Recommended last day to mail in ballot 
All ballots must be received by 7 PM on Election Day.
  • August 30 – Election Day
2016 General Election Dates
  • October 10 – Last day to register to vote for the General Election
  • October 12 – Early voting begins
  • October 28 – Last day to request an early ballot for the General Election
  • November 2 – Recommended last day to mail in ballot

All ballots must be received by 7 PM on Election Day.

  • November 8 – Election Day
Financing Arizona's Future

The 109th Arizona Town Hall Financing Arizona's Future will be held at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa on November 13-16, 2016

Click here for more information.


2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Meeting and Summit on Topics took place June 10th at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.

Click here for more information.


Arizona & Mexico

The 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico was held at the Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson on April 24-27, 2016.

Town Hall participants actively engaged in panel discussions about
how best to leverage economic ties and develop partnerships across Arizona and Mexico for the benefit of the region.


Upcoming events

Friday, August 12, 2016 11:30 AM (UTC-07:00) • Snell & Wilmer, One Arizona Center, 400 E. Van Buren St., 19th Floor, Conference Room 3
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00) • ABOR and Satellite (See Description)

For a full listing of Upcoming Events, visit the Events Calendar page.




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Keeping Arizona's Water Glass Full

The 107th Arizona Town Hall on Keeping Arizona's Water Glass Full was held at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa on November 15-18, 2015.

Town Hall participants actively engaged in panel discussions about how to ensure that Arizona's future water needs are met.

Click here to read the Final Recommendations from the Town Hall.

For a full listing of past Town Halls and their individual content pages, click here.

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