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
Whitney Hensiak, Vice Chair
Coordinates and manages community town halls.
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:
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.
Pat Norris, Chair
Works with the State’s universities to develop the background report for each Town Hall topic.
Toby Payne, Chair
Helps to guide decisions on technology acquisition and management.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.