OUR GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
Arizona Forward is governed by an elected statewide Board of Directors. No more than 15 directors can serve from any one of our three regions. The association's Executive Committee is composed of officers of the organization.
In addition to its statewide board, Arizona Forward is guided by regional councils covering Central, Southern and Northern Arizona, so that local decisions are led by local leaders. The councils meet minimally three times per year or more often as needed. Each regional council can include up to 40 elected members.
Arizona Forward was founded as Valley Forward in 1969, one year before the first Earth Day. We expanded statewide in 2013.
We mobilize business leaders and policymakers to leverage their collective power to influence how we best grow our communities, stimulate our economy and enhance our environment.
Our diverse membership of large corporations and small businesses, along with municipal, county and state agencies, educational institutions, related nonprofits and concerned citizens help ensure: smart growth and development, efficient transportation, improved air quality, responsible water management, energy alternatives and meaningful education.