Creating A Vision for Arizona. ACMA Winter Conference Sedona February 2, 2006. Center for the Future of Arizona. An independent 501(c)(3) Community board of directors Center staff Dr. Lattie Coor, Chairman & CEO Dr. Sybil Francis, Executive Director Support team. Our Mission.
ACMA Winter Conference
February 2, 2006
Improving the quality of life for all Arizonans now and for years to come
Arizona Dropout Initiative
A Vision for Arizona
THE VISION FOR ARIZONA IS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE NATION TO LIVE A REWARDING AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE
To fulfill that promise, Arizonans must commit to these interrelated goals:
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL
Provide substantial and sustained support for talent of all ages and backgrounds through a top quality educational system. Enhance opportunities for Arizonans who work but remain poor by providing greater access to quality affordable housing, health care, childcare, education and improved employment opportunities.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Preserve and enhance all aspects of Arizona’s physical and cultural environment by maintaining significant open space, improving air quality, enhancing arts and culture and establishing recreational spaces throughout the state and especially within the built environment. Provide adequate infrastructure to support our growing population, including government, education, accessible health care, communications, transportation and sustainable water and energy. Improve our quality of life as the state grows.
Vigorously pursue a competitive knowledge-based economy that is among the strongest and most successful in the nation. Become a sustainable, internationally competitive “innovation” economy, supported by a world-class education system and an entrepreneurial environment that advances research, develops knowledge and generates significant venture capital investment.
HOW TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN
Develop citizen engagement and leadership appropriate to our contemporary society that forges effective collaboration between the public and private sectors, and develops and implements long-term and short-term strategies for action. Our efforts also should include performance indicators to regularly measure progress.
Establish a tradition of investment, by public and private sources, in the people and resources required to accomplish and sustain the goals contained in this Vision.
Cities and Towns
Arizona State Board of Education
Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona State University
Maricopa Community Colleges
NAU – Yuma
University of Arizona
Coolidge Chamber of Commerce
Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce
Prescott Chamber of Commerce
Yuma County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Phoenix Leadership
East Valley Partnership
Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation
AsianChamber of Commerce
Greater Phoenix Economic Council
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
SouthernArizona Leadership Council
Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce
Valley Forward Association
Phoenix Community Alliance
Downtown Phoenix Partnership
Councils of Government
Central Arizona Association of Governments
Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization
Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Western Arizona Council of Governments
League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Intertribal Council of Arizona
APS Southeast Division
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Flagstaff Community Foundation
Friends of J.S. Acker OpenSpace Park
Mayor, City of Mesa
Mayor, City of Flagstaff
Mayor, City of Peoria
Yuma Rural/Metro Fire Department
Arizona Community Action Association
Association of Arizona Food Banks
Southern Arizona Diaper Bank
SCS Group, Inc.
Arizona Grantmakers Forum
Chicanos Por La Causa
Valle del Sol, Inc.
Coconino County Board of Supervisors
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Pinal County Board of Supervisors
Pima County Board of Supervisors
Santa Cruz County
Yuma County Board of Supervisors
Develop citizen engagement and leadership
Effective collaboration between the public and private sectors
Our efforts also should include performance indicators to regularly measure progress
Establish a tradition of investment, by public and private sources, in the people and resources required to accomplish and sustain the goals contained in this Vision.How Do We Get There?
Move Arizona’s public education into the ranks of the top 10 states by the year 2020.
Quality of Life
Opportunities for All