Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yavapai College - Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, Building G Room 105, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

    Community Outreach Program 

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.

    The Arizona Town Hall program will begin at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at noon. Attendance is free.

    PRESENTERS: Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Eric Marcus, Executive Director, Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI); Oliva Mendez, Student, Rio Salado Community College; Casey Rooney, Economic Development Director, City of Cottonwood


    After the Community Outreach Program, please join us for a Community Town Hall on "Financing Arizona's Future."

    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Yavapai College - Verde Valley Campus, 601 Black Hills Drive, Building M Room 137, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

    Community Town Hall

    Presentation and action-focused discussion that will help inform the 109th Town Hall Financing Arizona's Future. Participants will create consensus on the best strategies for funding Arizona's state government.

    The program will begin at noon and conclude at 1:30 p.m. Attendance is free. Lunch is available after at a cost of $15 per person.

    • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • NAU's "1899 Ballroom" located at 307 W. DuPont Avenue, Flagstaff

    Community Outreach Program

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.

    The program will begin at noon. Lunch is served at a cost of $15 per person. If you choose not to have a lunch, the program is free.

    HOST: Dr. Rita Cheng, President, Northern Arizona University

    PRESENTERS: Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Eric Marcus, Executive Director, Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI); Oliva Mendez, Student, Rio Salado Community College

    • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Mesa Community College, Library - Room 145 (LB 145), 1833 W Southern Ave and satellite locations throughout the state to be announced

    The Arizona Town Hall, in partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges and others has scheduled a Future Leaders Town Hall on Financing Arizona's Future. Join other statewide student leaders from across Arizona to discuss this important topic.  This is a unique opportunity for university, college and high school students to gather and craft solutions that will change Arizona.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tom Rex, Associate Director, Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research, Arizona State University

    There is no cost for this program. 

    Satellite Locations: Listed on the Future Leaders Town Hall page.

    • Thursday, October 06, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Estrella Mountain Community College, Plaza Gallery, Komatke Hall-A, 3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ

    Community Outreach Program 

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.

    Complimentary lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A.

    Click here to view a campus map.

    HOST: Dr. Ernie Lara, President, Estrella Mountain Community College

    PRESENTERS: Todd Aakhus, Director, Community Partnership Programs, Rio Salado College; Daniel Brown, Chief Assistant City Attorney, City of Phoenix; Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Patrick McDermott, Community Affairs Manager, Arizona Public Service; Oliva Mendez, Student, Rio Salado Community College

    *Additional speakers pending

    • Saturday, October 08, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Darbi's Café 235 E. White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, AZ

    Community Outreach Program in conjunction with TRACKS.

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.


    The program will begin at 8 a.m. Participants may arrive at 7:30 a.m. to order and pay directly with restaurant to order breakfast. If you choose not to eat, the program is free.

    HOST: TRACKS

    PRESENTERS: Evelyn Casuga, Assistant to President, Special Projects, Central Arizona College; Mary Grier, Attorney; Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Nick Lund, President, TRACKS, Inc

    *Additional Speakers Pending

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Student Union Building "Hangar" room, 3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott

    Community Outreach Program

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico

    Registration begins at 11:30, the program will begin at noon. Lunch is served at a cost of $10 per person (complimentary to students). If you choose not to have a lunch, the program is free.

    HOST: Dr. Frank Ayers, Chancellor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    PRESENTERS: Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Eric Marcus, Executive Director, Sustainable Economic Development Initiative (SEDI); Casey Rooney, Economic Development Director, City of Cottonwood; Larry Tarkowski, Town Manager, Town of Prescott Valley

    *Additional Speakers Pending

    • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown, 3600 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix

    Community Outreach Program in conjunction with Soroptimist International of Phoenix.

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.

    The program will begin at noon. Lunch is served at a cost of $25 per person.

    If you would like to have lunch, please register by Monday, October 3.

    If you choose not to have a lunch, the program is free.

    Parking is available in the parking structure north of the hotel free of charge.

    HOST: Leigh Wales, President, Soroptimist International of Phoenix

    PRESENTERS: Margie Emmermann, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, Molera Alvarez; Mary Grier, Attorney; John Hoopes, Vice President, Salt River Project (SRP);

    *Additional Speakers Pending

    • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Pima Community College, Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave., Room A-109/A-112

    Community Outreach Program 

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.

    The program will begin at noon. Lunch is served at a cost of $20 per person. If you choose not to have a lunch, the program is free.

    HOST: Pima Community College

    PRESENTERS: Arlan Colton, Consulting Planner & University of Arizona Adjunct Lecturer; Michael Hammond, President/CEO, PICOR; Tony Hunter, Management Assistant, Town of Marana; Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Lea Marquez Peterson, President & CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Ted Maxwell, Vice President, Southern Arizona Leadership Council

    • Thursday, October 20, 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Cochise College, 901 N. Colombo Ave., Student Union Building, Community Room A, Sierra Vista

    Community Outreach Program

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 108th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.

    The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is served at a cost of $15 per person.  If you choose not to have a breakfast, the program is free.

    HOST: Dr. J.D. Rottweiler, President, Cochise College

    PRESENTERS: Andi De Bellis, Student Activities Manager, Cochise College; Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Simone McFarland, Economic Development Director, City of Sierra Vista; Marisa Walker, SVP, Strategic Planning/Infrastructure, Arizona Commerce Authority

    • Thursday, October 20, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Douglas Visitor Center, 345 16th Street, Douglas

    Community Outreach Program

    Presentation and action-focused discussion on recommendations from the 1087th Arizona Town Hall on Arizona & Mexico.

    The program will begin at noon. Lunch is served at a cost of $15 per person. If you choose not to have a lunch, the program is free.

    HOST: Carlos de la Torre, City Manager, City of Douglas

    PRESENTERS: Andi De Bellis, Student Activities Manager, Cochise College; Dustin Bucherer, Student, Cochise College; Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall; Simone McFarland, Economic Development Director, City of Sierra Vista; Marisa Walker, SVP, Strategic Planning/Infrastructure, Arizona Commerce Authority

    • Saturday, October 29, 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Rio Salado Conference Center

    (By Invitation Only)

    The training session for the 109th Town Hall on Financing Arizona's Future will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the Rio Salado Conference Center, 2323 W 14th St in Tempe. 

    The meeting will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and continue through lunch when we work on revising discussion questions, adjourning by approximately 1:30 p.m.
    Please let us know whether you can be with us and whether you will be staying through lunch.

    A few days prior to the training session, we will e-mail you a draft copy of the discussion outline and a map of Rio Salado College.

    If you plan to use a laptop at the Town Hall, please bring one to the training session as well.


    • Sunday, November 13, 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • Phoenix/Mesa Hilton, 1011 W. Holmes Ave., Mesa
    This fall's Town Hall on "Financing Arizona's Future" will actively engage diverse participants in panel discussions on how best to finance Arizona's future. 

    All meal programs are open to the general public. To attend a meal program, register using the “Meal Functions ONLY” form or, if you plan to attend the Town Hall as an observer, register using the “Observer” form and choose your meals.

    Participants, observers, and Report authors can register for the 109th Town Hall by clicking on the REGISTER button.  


    The last day for cancellations and refunds is Friday, October 21, 2016.


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