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Executive Branch
2009-2010 Agencies, Boards and Commissions

INTRODUCTION

In Arizona state government, the majority of agencies are subject to the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) Human Resources system. However, there are some agencies that are not included in the system. Powers and duties of state agencies are usually prescribed under state statute.

A board or commission is an independent body consisting of members who are appointed by public officials, usually the governor. Boards with gubernatorial appointments are created in two ways, either by statute enacted in the state Legislature, or by a governor's executive order.

The Arizona Constitution defines the basic qualification for appointment to a state board or commission as: an individual must be a resident of Arizona and be at least 18 years of age. Most boards have more specific requirements that are described in the legislation or executive order by which they were created.

Alphabetical Order

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ACCOUNTANCY, BOARD OF
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 165
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-0870
www.azaccountancy.gov
Monica L. Petersen, Executive Director
The Board of Accountancy is responsible for the qualification, examination, certification, and regulatory sanctions as an alternative to revocation or suspension of a certificate or registration. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor for five year terms. A.R.S. § 32-701.


ACUPUNCTURE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095, ext. 1
www.azacupunctureboard.us
Peter Gonzalez, Executive Director
The Acupuncture Board of Examiners protects the public health by ensuring acupuncture is provided by qualified and competent individuals, evaluates applicant qualifications, and issues licenses to qualified applicants. The Board also may initiate investigations and take disciplinary actions. It consists of nine members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 32-3902.


ADJUDICATION MONITORING COMMITTEE, JOINT LEGISLATIVE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Joint Legislative Monitoring Committee is to: monitor the progress of the Arizona general [stream] adjudications and the status of their funding; conduct hearings and request information from the director of the Department of Water Resources as deemed necessary to be apprised of adjudications; and, make recommendations for legislative action necessary for the efficient, prompt and just conclusion of the adjudications. A.R.S. § 45-264.


ADJUTANT GENERAL
See: Emergency and Military Affairs, Department of (DEMA)


ADMINISTRATION (ADOA), DEPARTMENT OF
100 N. 15th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1500
www.azdoa.gov
David Raber, Interim Director
The Department of Administration provides support to enable government agencies, state employees and the public to achieve their goals.

arrow - department subdivision Arizona Learning Center
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 261
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4700
www.hr.state.az.us/HR_Professional/LearningCenter/LC_About_Us.asp
Kathy Peckardt, Director Human Resources
The Arizona Learning Center is the state’s professional development and training organization for its employees.

arrow - department subdivision Benefit Services Division (BSD)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 103
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5008 or Toll-free (800) 304-3687
http://benefitoptions.az.gov
Karen Battilana, Interim Assistant Director
The Benefit Services Division administers the health, life, dental, vision, and flex insurance programs for all eligible state employees and those state retirees who choose the Benefit Options Plan. The Member Services staff assists members (employees, retirees, and dependents) with problems of access to services, eligibility, and claims.

arrow - department subdivision Capitol Police Division (CAPPD)
1700 W. Washington Street, Basement
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-0362
The Capitol Police provide security and police services to state agencies throughout Arizona. Services include, but are not limited to, patrols by police vehicle, bike and/or foot; emergency response; criminal investigations; and training related to crime prevention and crisis intervention to assure the safety and security of employees and visitors.

arrow - department subdivision General Accounting Office (GAO)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 302
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5601
www.gao.state.az.us
D. Clark Partridge, State Comptroller
The General Accounting Office is responsible for establishing statewide accounting policies and procedures, managing the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS), administering the statewide payroll through the Human Resources Information Solution (HRIS), preparing the Statewide Financial Reports, and providing technical assistance and other management advisory services.

arrow - department subdivision General Services Division (GSD)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 202
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1776.
http://gsd.azdoa.gov
Bill Hernandez, Assistant Director
The General Services Division provides construction and facilities management services to all buildings owned and operated by ADOA.

arrow - department subdivision Governor's Regulatory Review Council (G.R.R.C.)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 402
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2058
www.grrc.state.az.us
Paulina Vasquez Morris, Chair
The Governor's Regulatory Review Council, for most agencies, is the final step in the rulemaking process. The Council reviews most rules to ensure that they are necessary and to avoid duplication and adverse impact on the public. Composed of six members, the Council is chaired by the director of the Department of Administration or designee, who serves ex-officio.

arrow - department subdivision Human Resources Division (HRD)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 103
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.hr.state.az.us
Kathy Peckardt, Director of Human Resources
The Human Resources Division establishes and administers rules and policies consistent with equitable personnel administration and provides personnel services to assist state agencies and over 32,000 state employees, including employment, training and classification services.

arrow - department subdivision Information Services Division (ISD)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2250
http://isd.azdoa.gov
Patrick Quain, Assistant Director
The Information Services Division is the operational entity responsible for delivering statewide information technology services to executive branch agencies. ISD is responsible for coordinating the information technology planning for the ADOA and working closely with the Government Information Technology Agency on statewide IT initiatives.

arrow - department subdivision Management Services Division (MSD)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 201
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5675
Bill Hernandez, Assistant Director
The Management Services Division provides procurement, accounting, and budgeting services for all ADOA divisions. MSD is also home to all mandated travel reduction programs, the state motor vehicle fleet alternative fuel coordinator function, and the Water Quality Appeals Board. MSD is responsible for the posting of all meeting notices in the state capitol and for the statewide operations of four internal service funds that provide seven centralized business functions: Print Shop, State Boards Office, Office Supplies, Motor Pool, Repair Services, Surplus Property, and Mail Room.

subdivision, subdivision Fleet Management
1501 W. Madison Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3118
http://fleet.azdoa.gov
The mission of Fleet Management is to ensure a second-to-none vehicle rental experience by providing clean, safe, and environmentally friendly vehicles designed to win long-term agency customer satisfaction and loyalty.

subdivision, subdivision Interagency Printing Services
1802 W. Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3213
The Interagency Print Shop provides state agencies a cost effective location for their design, print and copy needs.

subdivision, subdivision LAN Group
N/A

subdivision, subdivision Surplus Property Management Office
1537 W. Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
www.azdoa.gov/agencies/msd/surplus_property/default.asp
The Surplus Property Management Office, more popularly known as "Surplus Property," is responsible for receiving, warehousing, and redistributing personal property that is surplus to the state's needs.

subdivision, subdivision Travel Reduction Programs
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 431
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7433
The Office of Travel Reduction Programs is helping state agencies fight the ongoing battle for travel reduction. Each year, by working together, state agencies are making strides in improving air quality.

  • Capitol Rideshare
    www.capitolrideshare.com
    Capitol Rideshare is a travel reduction program for State of Arizona employees (non-university) in Maricopa County. Capitol Rideshare is operated by the Arizona Department of Administration and is funded by the Federal Highway Administration through the Maricopa Association of Governments and by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
  • Telework Arizona
    http://teleworkarizona.com
    Telework/Telecommuting is a powerful management option that allows selected employees to work from home, or a state office location closer to home, one or more days a week. Telework offers a more productive working environment with fewer distractions; resulting in better job performance, improved employee morale and job satisfaction, reduced absenteeism and sick leave usage.

subdivision, subdivision Water Quality Appeals Board
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 202
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2877
Toni Towne, Clerk of the Board
The Water Quality Appeals Board, part of the Department of Administration, hears appeals related to water quality. The Board consists of three members appointed by the governor to three-year terms including one attorney licensed to practice in this state. All appointees must possess technical competence relating to this board. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 49-322.

arrow - department subdivision Risk Management (RISK)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 301
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2182
http://risk.az.gov
Ray Di Ciccio, State Risk Manager
Protects the state's assets from loss and minimizes employee injuries on the job. It includes five units: Property and Liability Claims, Workers’ Compensation, Loss Prevention, Financial/Insurance, and Administration. Risk Management adjusts claims associated with property loss or damage, liability lawsuits alleging negligence, and workers’ compensation injuries to state employees. A.R.S. §§ 41-621 through 41-625.

arrow - department subdivision State Procurement Office (SPO)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5511
www.spo.az.gov
Jean A. Clark, State Procurement Administrator
The State Procurement Office serves as the central procurement authority for the state, responsible for a variety of procurement services including regulatory services, policy-making, management, direct contracting and purchasing services, ancillary and support services as well as related technical assistance.

arrow - department subdivision Telecommunications Program Office (TPO)
100 N. 15th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1106
http://tpo.az.gov
Patrick Quain, Chief Information Officer
ADOA established a Telecommunications Program Office for the oversight of a single statewide telecommunications network called AZNet. Offices, departments and agencies of the state enter into a contract through the TPO for their telecommunication needs, including the installation and the maintenance of telecommunications systems. A.R.S. § 41-712.


ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS, OFFICE OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-9826
www.azoah.com
Cliff J. Vanell, Director
The Arizona Legislature established the Office of Administrative Hearings, an independent state agency, to ensure that parties are given a fair opportunity to be heard before a state regulatory agency takes an action. Procedures are streamlined as much as possible and the Office makes sure the record of any hearing reflects all the facts necessary for an informed and just decision.


ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
See: Judicial Branch, Appellate Courts


ADMINISTRATIVE RULES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Arizona State Senate
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Barbara Barzee, Staff
(602) 926-3559
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Barbara Leff, Chair
The Administrative Rules Oversight Committee reviews any proposed or final rule, summary rule, agency practice alleged to constitute a rule or substantive policy statement for conformity with statute and legislative intent. Laws 2009, Ch. 171.


ADOPTION PROMOTION, JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Amber O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ingrid Garvey, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3253
Kathy Sekardi, Staff
The Joint Legislative Committee on Adoption Promotion reviews ways this state currently uses monies to promote the adoption of foster children who have a case plan of adoption; examines the practices and outreach efforts this state has undergone in the past and make recommendations to improve their effectiveness; reviews adoption processes in order to identify obstacles; provides recommendations to the Department of Economic Security and to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee on ways this state may promote the adoption of foster children who have a case plan of adoption and on ways to spend the annual federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families monies that are designated for outreach for prospective adoption of foster children. Laws 2005, Ch. 328, § 3.


AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1215
www.azcommerce.com/Councils/Arizona+Aerospace+and+Defense+Commission.htm
Sandra Watson, Director
The Aerospace and Defense Commission is Arizona's sole coordinator of all aerospace and defense related commercial partnerships. The Aerospace and Defense Commission is tasked providing technical support, developing goals and objectives, recommending legislation and providing direction regarding Arizona's aerospace and defense related commerce. A.R.S. §§ 41-1561, 41-1562, 41-1563 and 41-1564.


AFRICAN AMERICAN AFFAIRS, ARIZONA COMMISSION ON
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 363-1677
Dr. D. B. Brooks, Jr.
The Arizona Commission on African American Affairs is charged with, among other things, advising the governor on policies, procedures, rules and legislation that affect the African American community, addressing challenges unique to this population such as teen incarceration, health disparities and the drop out rate, and conducting state-wide town halls and an annual African American Legislative Day. E.O. 2007-19.


AGING, GOVERNOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 240
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4710
http://azgovernor.gov/gaca
Cathy De Lisa, Deputy Director
The Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging was established by state law in 1980 to “review the development and implementation of the state plan on aging and to serve as the official state advocate for seniors, promoting measures to enhance the quality of life for older adults.” In this role, the Council gathers and assesses information about seniors’ needs and aging trends, and makes recommendations to the governor, the Legislature, and appropriate state agencies. A.R.S. § 46-183 as amended by Laws 1990, Ch. 78.


AGRICULTURAL BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES COMMITTEE (AGBMP)
Department of Environmental Quality
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2324
www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/plan/abmp.html
Benjamin H. Grumbles, Director
The Governor's Agricultural Best Management Practices Committee was created to address particulate matter emissions into the air from agricultural activities in the Maricopa County planning area. A.R.S. § 49-457.


AGRICULTURAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD
Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-0997
www.azda.gov/CDP/Aerb.htm
Donald Butler, Director
The Agricultural Employment Relations Board was established in 1993 to provide a means to collectively bargain what is fair and equitable to agricultural employers, labor organizations and employees. The Board oversees a process by which the agricultural community may engage in labor organization activities and fair elections and by which declaration may be made whether certain acts are unfair labor practices and therefore subject to legal intervention. A.R.S. § 23-1386.


AGRICULTURAL PROTECTION COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3262
www.azda.gov/agprotection.htm
Lisa James, Administrator
The Arizona Agricultural Protection Commission’s purpose is to award grants for the establishment of conservation easements to protect Arizona’s critical agricultural industry, productive land and open spaces. A.R.S. §§ 3-3303, 3-3304.


AGRICULTURE ADVISORY COUNCIL
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-0990
www.azda.gov/Main/meetthe1.htm
Donald Butler, Director
The Agriculture Advisory Council reviews agricultural policy in this state as established by law and as administered in all functional areas of the Department. The Council assists the Director in formulating administrative rules and the proposed budget allocations among the administrative units of the Department and also reviews, advises, and recommends to the Director proposed rules before they are adopted. The Council consists of five members appointed by the governor for five-year terms. A.R.S. § 3-104.


AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4373
www.azda.gov
Donald Butler, Director
The Department of Agriculture regulates and supports Arizona agriculture in a manner that encourages farming, ranching and agribusiness, while protecting consumers and natural resources.


AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS, AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ralene Whitmer, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Russell Jones and Sen. Steve Pierce
The Ad Hoc Committee on Agriculture Regulations reviews and evaluates the purpose, counter productivity, scientific basis, burdens and redundancies of administrative rules that apply to the agriculture industries, as well as the rules that apply to agricultural producers in nonattainment areas. The committee makes recommendations for limiting, streamlining and coordinating administrative procedures, as well as develop policies for relieving unnecessary governmental burdens and enhancing agricultural productivity and security. Ad Hoc created by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. EXPIRATION DATE: 8/1/2010


AHCCCS
See: Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona


AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT, HOUSE STUDY COMMITTEE ON THE
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Jennifer Anderson, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Debbie Lesko, Chair
The purpose of the House Study Committee on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is to study the scope of the ARRA, including discretionary programs in K-12 education, Higher Education, Health, Transportation, State Energy/Water Projects and benefit programs; review entitlement based spending programs including Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance/Social Security, COBRA and health information technology grants; and, evaluate the impact of ARRA tax reductions on the state from a policy and fiscal perspective.


APPEALS COURT
See: Judicial Branch, Appelate Courts


APPELLATE COURT APPOINTMENTS, COMMISSION ON
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 427
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4534
http://supreme.state.az.us/jnc/
The Honorable Rebecca White Berch, Chief Justice
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is a nonpartisan commission that makes recommendations to the governor for appointments to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals when vacancies occur. The Commission is composed of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; five attorney members, nominated by the State Bar and appointed by the governor; and 10 non-attorney members appointed by the governor for four-year terms. Members require Senate confirmation. Arizona Constitution, Article VI, § 36A.


APPRENTICESHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ARIZONS
See: Workforce Policy, Governor’s Council on


APPRAISAL, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 360
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1539
www.appraisal.state.az.us
Daniel Pietropaulo, Executive Director
The Board of Appraisal prescribes standards of professional appraisal practice, adopts standards and criteria which, at a minimum, are equal to the minimum criteria adopted by the appraisal subcommittee for: certification; licensing; educational, appraisal, and equivalent experience; examination specifications; administrative procedures for licensure applications; continuing education; and other duties prescribed under the law. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the governor to serve three-year staggered terms. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 32-3604, as amended by Laws 1999, Ch. 48, § 1.


ARCHAEOLOGY ADVISORY COMMISSION (GAAC), GOVERNOR’S
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7138
http://azstateparks.com/committees/GAAC.html
James Garrison, State Historic Preservation Officer
The Archaeology Advisory Commission advises the state historic preservation officer in educational programs to promote archaeology, to inform the public on issues and activities, and to create a better understanding of our cultural history. Each member shall have a demonstrated interest or expertise in one or more of the fields of prehistoric archaeology, historic archaeology, anthropology, ethnology, tourism, public education, economic development, or planning, six of whom are specifically in the fields of prehistoric archaeology, historic archaeology, ethnology, or anthropology. The Commission consists of 11 members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-847.


ARIZONA HEALTH CARE COST AND CONTAINMENT SYSTEM (AHCCCS)
See: Health Care Cost and Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona


ARIZONA-MEXICO COMMISSION (AMC), BOARD OF DIRECTORS
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 180
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1345
www.azmc.org
Margie Emmermann, Executive Director
The Arizona/Mexico Commission Board of Directors works to develop a formal working relationship with Mexico through the work of the AMC committees. E.O. 2007-09.


ARIZONASERVES TASK FORCE, GOVERNOR’S
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, 8th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1428
www.ArizonaSERVES.gov
Christina Estes-Werther, Human Services Policy Advisor
The Governor’s ArizonaSERVES (Service, Engagement, Responsiveness, Volunteerism, Encouragement and Support) Task Force strengthens communities in Arizona through fostering communication between non-profit community and faith-based organizations about available resources The Task Force has 20 members who serve without compensation, at the pleasure of the governor. E.O. 2010-07.


ARTS, COMMISSION ON THE
417 W. Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 771-6501
www.azarts.gov
Robert C. Booker, Executive Director
The Arizona Commission on the Arts provides grants to support arts activities in urban centers and rural communities, preserves the rich traditions of Arizona's ethnic communities, supports arts education and connects the arts to other areas of learning, encourages participation in the arts by people with disabilities and by citizens of all ages and supports the professional artistic growth of Arizona's arts organizations; in addition to providing assistance to individual artists. The Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-981.


ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY MANAGERS
See: Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers, Board of Examiners for


ATHLETIC TRAINING, BOARD OF
4205 N. Seventh Ave., Ste. 305
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 589-6337
www.athletictrainingboard.az.gov
Wendy H. Hammon, Executive Director
The Board of Athletic Training was established by the Arizona Legislature in 2000 to regulate the practice of athletic training. As such, the Board issues and renews licenses for the athletic training profession based on the applicant meeting established standards of experience and competency. The Board also receives, investigates, and resolves complaints taking necessary disciplinary action if appropriate. Finally, the Board responds to inquiries from consumers as to the license status of individual athletic training professionals.


ATTORNEY GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE
See: Statewide Elected Officials, Executive Branch


AUDIT COMMITTEE, JOINT LEGISLATIVE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Michelle Hindman, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Sen. Thayer Verschoor, Chair
The Joint Legislative Audit Committee oversees all audit functions of the Legislature and state agencies including sunset, performance, special and financial audits and the preparation and introduction of legislation resulting from audit report findings; appoints an Auditor General subject to approval by a concurrent resolution of the Legislature and direct the Auditor General to perform all sunset, performance, special and financial audits and investigations; has the power of legislative subpoena; and, requires state agencies to comply with findings and directions of the Committee regarding sunset, performance, special and financial audits. A.R.S. § 41-1279.


AUDITOR GENERAL, OFFICE OF THE
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 553-0333
www.azauditor.gov
The Office of the Auditor General serves as an independent source of impartial information concerning state and local governmental entities and provides specific recommendations to improve the operations of those entities. To fulfill its statutory duties, the Office must: ascertain whether public entities are making wise use of their resources—public money, personnel, property, equipment, and space; determine whether public entities are complying with applicable laws, regulations, and governmental accounting and financial and reporting standards; define standards and establish procedures for accounting and budgeting, as the Legislature requires; and, provide technical assistance to state and local governmental entities.


AUTOMOBILE THEFT AUTHORITY, ARIZONA
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 270
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2886 or Toll-free (888) 668-4433
www.aata.az.gov
Brian R. Salata, Executive Director
The Arizona Automobile Theft Authority deters vehicle theft in Arizona through a cooperative effort by supporting law enforcement activities, vertical prosecution, and public education programs. The Authority consists of 12 members who serve four-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-3451 as amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 186, § 2.


AZSITE CONSORTIUM ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Arizona State Parks
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7141
http://azsitepublic.asu.edu
Carol Griffith, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and Archaeologist
The AZSITE Consortium is a partnership formed between the Arizona State Museum, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Museum of Northern Arizona and Arizona State University. The Consortium was created to facilitate the integration and shared management of cultural resources information for the entire state through AZSITE, an electronic cultural resources inventory. E.O. 2006-03.

 

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BANKING
See: Financial Institutions, Department of


BAR OF ARIZONA, STATE
4201 N. 24th Street, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 252-4804 or Toll-free (866) 482-9227
www.azbar.org
Raymond A. Hanna, President
The State Bar of Arizona serves the public and enhances the legal profession by promoting the competency, ethics and professionalism of its members and enhancing the administration of justice.


BARBERS, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4498
www.azbarberboard.us
Sam La Barbera, Executive Director
The Board of Barbers establishes minimum qualifications for entry into the profession; prescribes minimum school curriculum requirements; and adopts rules, which are necessary or proper for administration, including sanitary and safety requirements for schools and shops/salons, sanitary and safety standards for the practice of barbering, and mobile unit requirements. The Board consists of five members appointed by the governor for five-year terms. A.R.S. § 32-302.


BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL COMMISSION, ARIZONA
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7026
Jeff Schatzki, Director
The Arizona Baseball and Softball Commission provides the governor with recommendations for expansion and maintenance of the Cactus League to work with Major League Baseball, its teams, local and regional governments and organizations to implement the recommendations, and make recommendations relating to the promotion and acquisition of other professional amateur and international baseball and softball events. The Commission consists of no more than 25 members who are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. E.O. 2005-07.


BEEF COUNCIL (ABC), ARIZONA
1401 N. 24th Street, Ste. 4
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273-7163
www.arizonabeef.org
Basilio Aja, Executive Director
The Arizona Beef Council is a not-for-profit organization given the authority to establish a self-financed program to help develop and maintain state, national, and foreign markets for beef and beef products. ABC consists of nine members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 3-1232.


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
3443 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 542-1882
www.azbbhe.us
Debra Rinaudo, Executive Director
The Board of Behavioral Health Examiners was established by law in 1989 to certify professionals in the fields of Social Work, Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Substance Abuse Counseling. The Board consists of four professional and four public members appointed by the governor to serve three-year terms. A.R.S. § 32-3252.

Committees Credentialing Committees
Four Credentialing Committees, one for each area of licensure, are appointed by the governor to review and determine the qualifications of applicants. Each Committee consists of four professional members and one public member, appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 32-3261.

Committees, type Counseling
The Counseling Credentialing Committee develops an application process for licensure, recommends applicants for licensure to the Behavioral Health Examiners Board, and informs the public of individuals licensed by the Board as behavioral health professionals in the field of professional counseling relating to the use of psychotherapy for the purpose of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of individuals, couples, families and groups.
Committees, type Marriage and Family
The Marriage and Family Therapy Credentialing Committee develops an application process for licensure, recommends applicants for licensure to the Behavioral Health Examiners Board, and informs the public of individuals licensed by the Board as behavioral health professionals in the field of marriage and family therapy relating to the use of psychotherapy for the purpose of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of individuals, couples, families and groups.
Committees, type Social Work
The Social Work Credentialing Committee develops an application process for licensure, recommends applicants for licensure to the Behavioral Health Examiners Board, and informs the public of individuals licensed by the Board as behavioral health professionals in the field of social work relating to the use of psychotherapy for the purpose of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of individuals, couples, families and groups.
Committees, type Substance Abuse
The Substance Abuse Credentialing Committee develops an application process for licensure, recommends applicants for licensure to the Behavioral Health Examiners Board, and informs the public of individuals licensed by the Board as behavioral health professionals in the field of substance abuse counseling relating to the use of psychotherapy for the purpose of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of individuals, couples, families and groups.


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, HOUSE STUDY COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Ingrid Garvey, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Rep. Nancy Barto, Chair
The mission of the House Study Committee on Behavioral Health is to: examine the Executive's court filings relating to the integration of physical and behavioral health, including the details and funding structure of transferring the program functions of general mental health and substance abuse services from the Arizona Department of Health Services to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System; evaluate the proposed pilot program for the Maricopa County Seriously Mentally Ill population; examine continuity of care within shifting populations between ADHS and AHCCCS; and, determine the applicability of implementation of integrated care to the youth population currently under JK Settlement, which was a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of children in Arizona who needed mental health and substance abuse services and were eligible for the federal Medicaid program, as described in Title XIX of the Social Security Act (9th U.S. District Court, CIV 91-261 TUC JMR).


BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH COMMISSION, ARIZONA
15 S. 15th Ave., Ste. 103-A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1028
www.azabrc.gov
Dawn C. Schroeder, Executive Director
The Arizona Biomedical Research Commission awards contracts for projects researching the causes, epidemiology and diagnosis, formulation of cures, medically accepted treatment and prevention of diseases, including drug discovery and development; and oversees the projects to assure contract compliance. The ABRC consists of nine members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. §§ 36-272, 36-274.


BLINDNESS AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON
Rehabilitation Services Administration
1789 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 930A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1773
https://egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet/main.aspx?menu=32&id=1308&ekmensel=15074e5e_32_118_1308_1
Neal Young, Director
The Governor’s Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment ensures the specialized needs of blind and visually impaired Arizonans are addressed effectively; to encourage broad participation by other organizations and individuals interested in blind and visually impaired Arizonans. The Council consists of 20 members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. E.O. 86-15; superseded by E.O. 92-15.


BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2449 or Toll-free (800) 253-0883
http://azgovernor.gov/bc/index.asp
Linda Stiles, Director
The Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions recruits qualified candidates, accepts and evaluates all applications received, and makes recommendations to the governor for the selection of gubernatorial appointees for active boards and commissions for the state of Arizona.


BOXING COMMISSION, ARIZONA STATE
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1721
www.azracing.gov/Boxing/Commission/commission.html
Dennis R. O’Connell, Executive Director
The Arizona State Boxing Commission regulates and supervises boxing events conducted in Arizona to protect all participants in those events. The Commission consists of three members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 5-223


BUDGET COMMITTEE (JLBC), JOINT LEGISLATIVE
Joint Legislative Budget Committee
1716 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 926-5491
www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm
Co-chairs: Rep. John Kavanagh and Sen. Russell Pearce
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s primary powers and duties relate to ascertaining facts and making recommendations to the Legislature regarding all facets of the state budget, state revenues and expenditures, future fiscal needs, and the organization and functions of state government.

 

CANAMEX TASK FORCE, GOVERNOR’S AND CANAMEX CORRIDOR COALITION
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1111
www.canamex.org
Marisa Walker, Executive Director
The Governor’s CANAMEX Task Force and CANAMEX Corridor Coalition assist the state in securing federal resources to improve the competitiveness of Arizona ports of entry and meet the demands of increased international trade. They also consult and collaborate with the U.S. and Mexican states and Canadian Provinces along the CANAMEX Corridor, with the goal of stimulating economic growth and enhancing the safety and efficiency of the CANAMEX Corridor through strategic investment in transportation telecommunications and economic infrastructure. E.O. 2008-08.


CAPITAL CASE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (CCOC)
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3242
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/CapitalCaseOversightCommittee.aspx
Mark Meltzer, Court Specialist
The Capital Case Oversight Committee studies and recommends measures to facilitate capital case reduction efforts. The Committee also makes recommendations for adequate notice to the Supreme Court to assist the Court in making the necessary modifications to its staffing levels and judicial assignments to ensure the timely processing of appeals, and the Committee develops recommendations for any formal policies deemed necessary.


CAPITAL POST CONVICTION PUBLIC DEFENDER
3443 N. Central Ave., Ste. 706
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-9000
Martin Lieberman, Director
The Capital Post Conviction Public Defender provides representation to capital defendants in post conviction proceedings, as assigned by the Supreme Court, in accordance with guidelines established by the American Bar Association. A.R.S. § 41-4301.


CAPITAL REVIEW, JOINT COMMITTEE ON
Joint Legislative Budget Committee
1716 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 926-5491
www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm
Co-chairs: Rep. John Kavanagh and Sen. Russell Pearce
The purpose of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee is to: approve a uniform formula for computing annual building renewal funding needs and a uniform format for the collection of data for the formula; approve building systems for the purposes of computing and funding building renewal and for preparing capital improvement plans; review the state capital improvement plan and make recommendations to the Legislature concerning land acquisition, capital projects and building renewal; and, to review the expenditure of all monies appropriated for such purposes. A.R.S. § 41-1251; Senate Resolution 1002, 45th Legislature, 1st Regular Session.


CARTOGRAPHER’S OFFICE, ARIZONA STATE
1616 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3249
http://sco.az.gov
Gene Trobia, State Cartographer
The Arizona State Cartographer's Office is dedicated to improving access to Geographic Information System information and geospatial data.


CENTENNIAL COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Arizona Office of Tourism
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 155
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4158
www.arizona100.org
Karen Churchard, Director
The Arizona Centennial Commission is established to plan, promote and implement a comprehensive, statewide plan to commemorate Arizona’s Centennial as well as to coordinate and plan state and local observances of the 100th anniversary of statehood. The commission shall consist of a cross section of Arizonans; including representatives of the business community, elected officials, and citizens from diverse geographic and cultural backgrounds. E.O. 2008-24.


CHARACTER AND FITNESS, COMMITTEE ON
Supreme Court of Arizona
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222
(602) 452-3971
www.azcourts.gov/cld/AttorneyAdmissions.aspx
David F. Gaona, Chair
The Committee on Character and Fitness assesses character and fitness to practice law of every applicant, based on Supreme Court guidelines, and makes a recommendation to the Supreme Court of individuals who have passed the examinations required by the Committee on Examinations and who are deemed by the Committee to be qualified on the basis of character and fitness. Membership includes active members of the State Bar and public members.


CHARTER SCHOOLS, STATE BOARD FOR
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 164
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3080
www.asbcs.az.gov
DeAnna Rowe, Executive Director
The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools exercises general supervision over charter schools, which are public, state-funded schools. Charter schools can contract with the State Board of Education, a local school district, or the Board to provide an education service. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 15-182; Laws 1994, 9th Spec. Sess., Ch. 2.


CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO) COUNCIL
Government Information Technology Agency
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 440
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4777
www.azgita.gov/councils_committees/cio
The Chief Information Officer Council is a working technical advisory committee organized to provide advice and support for statewide information technology issues. It also serves as a forum for reviewing information technology subjects that have common or universal interest for the several executive branch agencies. The Council advises the Government Information Technology Agency as required on technical standards and reports progress on specific projects. Council Task Teams may be periodically organized to explore technical subjects and come up with recommendations for the state CIO and GITA director.


CHILDREN’S JUSTICE TASK FORCE
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2247
Keri Raichert, Staff
The Children’s Justice Task Force is a federally mandated entity which meets quarterly to address policy and practice issues related to child abuse investigation and prosecution. Members represent law enforcement, child protective services, the legal community, mental health services and medical services.


CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE FOR
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4043
http://gocyf.az.gov
Cassandra A. Larsen, Director
The Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families creates a brighter future for Arizona by providing resources, promoting citizen engagement and leading innovative projects to strengthen and empower families and communities.


CHILD SUPPORT COMMITTEE (CSC)
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3253
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/ChildSupportCommittee.aspx
Kathy Sekardi, Court Specialist
The Child Support Committee of the Arizona State Legislature is a forum for all system stakeholders to develop and coordinate policies and strategies to improve the child support system. To that end, the Committee actively explores new concepts for improving the system, with Committee deliberations resulting in recommended legislative and/or administrative changes regarding child support guidelines, enforcement and related issues. The Committee is comprised of 21 members representing the Legislature, legal community, parents, judiciary and state child support agency. A.R.S. § 25-323.01.


CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES REVIEW COMMITTEE (GRC)
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3253
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/ChildSupportGuidelinesReviewCommittee.aspx
Kathy Sekardi, Court Specialist
The Arizona Supreme Court Child Support Guidelines Review Committee establishes guidelines for the determination of appropriate child support amounts. A.R.S. § 25-320.


CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
5060 N. 19th Ave., Ste. 416
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 864-5088
www.azchiroboard.us
Patrice Pritzl, Executive Director
The Board of Chiropractic Examiners examines and licenses chiropractors in Arizona and has the power to suspend or revoke licenses after a hearing. The Board consists of five members appointed by the governor for five-year terms. A.R.S. § 32-901.


CITIZEN CORPS COUNCIL (AZSCCC), ARIZONA STATE
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 210
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7077
www.azdohs.gov/Councils/ASCCC.asp
Cheryl Bowen, Director
The Arizona State Citizen Corps Council fosters the development, growth and sustainability of Citizen Corps efforts by increasing public awareness, sharing information, promoting training and encouraging partnerships to make Arizona safer and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. E.O. 2007-25.


CITIZENS’ AIDE
See: Ombudsman Citizens’ Aide


CITIZENS’ CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION
1616 W. Adams Street, Ste. 110
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3477
www.azcleanelections.gov
Todd F. Lang, Executive Director
The Citizens’ Clean Elections Act was passed by the people of Arizona in 1998 to allow candidates running for the Legislature or statewide offices the opportunity to forgo special interest money by collecting a certain number of $5 donations. In return, the candidate will receive full funding for their campaigns.


CITIZEN’S TRAFFIC STOP ADVISORY BOARD, GOVERNOR’S
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2449 or Toll-free (800) 253-0883
www.azgovernor.gov/cts
Governor's Citizen Traffic Stop Advisory Board was established in accordance with the settlement of litigation brought against the Department of Public Safety alleging instances of racially biased policing. The Board is charged with reviewing DPS's practices, policies and procedures related to racial profiling, traffic stops and vehicle searches, ensuring that the settlement agreement is adhered to, receiving public input, and making recommendations to the governor and the DPS director regarding proposed changes or improvements in DPS's racial profiling policies or procedures. The Board consists of nine members appointed by, and who serve at the pleasure of, the governor. E.O. 2006-12.


CITIZENS TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (CTOC)
Department of Transportation
206 S. 17th Ave.
Mail Drop 179A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-7519
www.azdot.gov/ADOT_and/ctoc
John S. Halikowski, Director
The Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee facilitates citizen involvement in the decision making process for planning and construction of freeways, arterial streets and transit improvements that are funded by the Proposition 400 one-half cent sales tax in Maricopa County and in the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Transportation Plan. A.R.S. §§ 28-6356 and 28-6357.


CITRUS, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-0997
www.azda.gov/CFV/cf&v.htm
Donald Butler, Director
The Citrus, Fruit, and Vegetable Standardization Program monitors and enforces the quality standards for all fresh fruit and vegetables produced and marketed in Arizona. The program is entirely industry funded through license fees and carton assessments and uses no general fund monies. The Council works closely with a governor-appointed industry advisory council, which advises the program supervisor on all issues pertaining to Citrus, Fruit and Vegetable Standardization. Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Council also manages the Federal-State Inspection Service that includes shipping point and terminal market inspections with offices in Phoenix, Nogales, and Yuma. A.R.S. § 3-527.01.


CITRUS RESEARCH COUNCIL, ARIZONA
Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3262
www.azda.gov/CDP/citrus.htm
Donald Butler, Director
The Arizona Citrus Research Council was created by statute to support the development of citrus research programs and projects within the Arizona citrus industry. Council programs and projects target production, plant pest and disease control, efficient fertilization and irrigation techniques, and varietal development. The Council is comprised of five producers appointed by the governor. A.R.S. § 3-468.01.


CIVIC EDUCATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, STATE COMMISSION ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the State Commission on Civic Education and Civic Engagement is to: promote the informed, responsible participation in political activities by American citizens who are committed to the fundamental values and principles of the America system; promote civic education and engagement in civic activities for persons of all ages; make recommendations to all levels of government for the promotion and enhancement of civic education and civic engagement; among other duties. Laws 2006; Ch. 385.


CIVIL RIGHTS ADVISORY BOARD
Office of the Attorney General
1275 W. Washington Street, 1st Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-8021 or Toll-free (877) 491-5742
www.azag.gov/civil_rights
Melanie V. Pate, Executive Director
The Civil Rights Advisory Board investigates and holds hearings on infringements of Arizona civil rights laws and advises the civil rights division of the Department of Law. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor to serve three-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-1401.


CLEAN ELECTIONS COMMISSION, CITIZENS
See: Citizens Clean Elections Commission


CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY GROUP (CCAG)
Department of Environmental Quality
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-4500
www.azclimatechange.gov/index.html
Kurt Maurer
The Climate Change Advisory Group is charged with the development of recommendations to the governor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Arizona, recognizing Arizona’s interests in continued growth, economic development and energy security. The Climate Change Advisory Group shall not exceed 36 members each of whom shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. E.O. 2005-02.


CLIMATE CHANGE OVERSIGHT GROUP
Department of Environmental Quality
1100 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2203
Benjamin Grumbles, Director
The Climate Change Oversight Group mission is to advise the Governor on the intent and progress of any federal actions, to provide recommendations on how best to assert Arizona’s position on these matters, and to share timely and accurate information with the Arizona State Legislature as it reviews climate change issues and opportunities. The Group shall not exceed 15 members, each of who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. E.O. 2010-06.


COLORADO RIVER BASIN SALINITY CONTROL ADVISORY COUNCIL
106 W. 500 S., Ste. 101
Bountiful, UT 84010
(801) 292-4663
www.coloradoriversalinity.org
Jack Barnett, Executive Director
The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council is a unique cooperative effort between several federal agencies and seven states designated to meet national, international and state water quality objectives. The governor appoints three members, one each from the Department of Water Resources, Department of Environmental Quality and Central Arizona Water Conservation District. P.L. 93-320.


COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (CEDC)
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1100
www.azcommerce.com/BusAsst/CEDC
Don Cardon, Director
The mission of the Commerce and Economic Development Commission is to manage and leverage financial resources that enhance economic development within Arizona. The Commission is the state’s strategic economic research and initiatives entity, responsible for developing the state’s 10-year economic strategy. In addition, the Commission administers the CEDC Fund, which provides financial assistance to support the state’s economic development efforts. Nine commissioners govern the CEDC. Members are appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-1505.05.


COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1100
www.azcommerce.com
Don Cardon, Director
The Department of Commerce’s mission is to create vibrant communities and a globally competitive Arizona economy. The Department achieves its goal in several ways. First, Innovation and Global Business Development promotes Arizona as a premier location for business expansion and location. Second, Community Development and Finance focuses on local capacity-building by providing technical and financial assistance to municipalities, counties and tribal communities on land use planning, economic development, downtown revitalization, public involvement, smart growth best practices, military land use compatibility, and the complexities of zoning. Third, the Energy Office encourages energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment, provides energy information and policy advice, and supports reduced utility costs and improved comfort for Arizona’s low-income residents. Lastly, the Strategic Investment and Research serves as the state’s clearinghouse for economic information and strategic research related to Arizona’s economy.


COMMUNITY COLLEGE COUNCIL, ARIZONA
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1104
Debra Raeder, Executive Director
The Arizona Community College Council shall support a seamless education system and foster collaboration with education entities in the state and with the business community to prepare students for college and the workforce. The Council develops a recommendation for long-term coordination and governance of the state’s community colleges that recognize the need for system-wide coordination of the state’s colleges, universities and private institutions and balances governance by locally elected boards. The Council also proposes revisions of the higher education funding mechanisms, formulated in partnerships with the Governor’s P-20 Council, the Arizona Board of Regents and others. E.O. 2009-05.


COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Garth Kamp, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Stacy Weltsch, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Community Notification Guidelines Committee is to monitor the implementation of the community notification guidelines for varying levels of notification based on the risk a particular sex offender poses to the community, as specified by law. The Committee will study whether there is uniform and consistent application of the community notification guidelines on a statewide basis, including whether offenders who pose similar risks are assigned similar notification levels in different jurisdictions. The Committee adopts guidelines regarding how community notification should be conducted, including whether community notification should occur. The Committee also develops and recommends a process for a sex offender to request a notification level review and for the court to determine if a sex offender notification level may be reduced or the offender is no longer required to register. A.R.S. § 13-3826; Laws 1997, Ch. 136, § 26; Laws 1999, Ch. 262, § 2 and Ch. 305, § 2; Laws 2003, Ch. 173, § 3; Laws 2004, Ch. 272 and 308; Laws 2005, Ch. 187; Laws 2006, Ch. 201.


COMPANION ANIMAL SPAY AND NEUTER COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 6772
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 506-8515
www.azpetplates.org
Rodrigo Silva, Chairman
The Companion Animal Spay and Neuter Committee is required to annually distribute all monies in the Spaying and Neutering of Animals Fund to an entity that seeks to reduce pet overpopulation by sterilizing dogs and cats at minimal cost. The Committee has seven members who reside in this state and are appointed by the governor. Members serve staggered five-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-110.


COMPENSATION FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STATE
3030 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 631-2000 or Toll-free (800) 327-9726
www.scfaz.com
Don A. Smith Jr., President and CEO
SCF Arizona is the leading provider of Arizona workers’ compensation insurance. The State Compensation Fund Board of Directors appoints a manager for the state compensation fund and supervises fund. The Board activity consists of five members appointed by the governor for five-year terms. A.R.S. § 23-981.01.


COMPLEX CIVIL LITIGATION COURT EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3242
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/ComplexCivilLitigationCourtEvaluation.aspx
Mark Meltzer, Court Specialist
The Complex Civil Litigation Court Evaluation Committee makes recommendations regarding the processing of complex civil cases under the Maricopa County Superior Court's complex civil litigation pilot program. Members include the presiding civil judge of the superior court, the superior court administrator and attorneys involved in litigating complex civil disputes.


COMPLIANCE ADVISORY PANEL
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Justin Riches, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Compliance Advisory Panel advises the director of the Department of Environmental Quality on the effectiveness of the small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance program operated pursuant to A.R.S. § 49-456. The Panel also makes periodic reports to the director and administrator on compliance of small business stationary source technical and environmental compliance assistance programs and any such program operated by a county and reviews information developed by the Department and any county for small business stationary sources to assure information is understandable by the general public and to advise the director of its findings. A.R.S. § 49-456; Laws 1992, Ch. 299, § 63; Laws 1999, Ch. 262, § 26; Laws 2000, Ch. 56.


COMPUTER POLICY, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Michelle Hindman, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Bob Robson and Sen. Jay Tibshraeny
The Legislative Council Committee on Computer Policy reviews the operations of the mainframe computers operated by the Legislative Computer Services division of the Legislative Council and reviews the functions and activities of the personnel of the Legislative Computer Services division. Created October 13, 1992, in a regular session of Legislative Council.


CONFIDENTIAL INTERMEDIARY BOARD
Arizona Supreme Court
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3378
www.azcourts.gov/cld/ConfidentialIntermediaryProgram.aspx
Teri Thomson-Taylor, Chair
The Confidential Intermediary Board makes recommendations on issues pertaining to confidential intermediaries, adoption and sibling reunification specialists. Membership includes social workers, court staff, attorneys and public members. The Board meets regularly to review applications for initial and renewal of certification, handle disciplinary matters, and to review and address matters relevant to Confidential Intermediaries and the Sibling Information Exchange Program.


CONSERVATION ACQUISITION BOARD (CAB)
1300 W. Washington Street, Ste. 415
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7160
http://azstateparks.com/committees/CAB.html
Renée Bahl, Director
The Conservation Acquisition Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Arizona State Parks Board and makes recommendations regarding grants from the Land Conservation Fund. The Board also may solicit donations to the conservation donation account. A.R.S. § 41-511.23.


CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC)
State Land Department
1616 W. Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3671
www.land.state.az.us/programs/operations/api.htm
Wes Gullett, Chair
The Conservation Advisory Committee provides information and advice on conservation issues by helping evaluate and prioritize applications and proposals and refer its recommendations to the State Land Commissioner. A.R.S. § 37-316.


CONSTABLE ETHICS STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD
Arizona Association of Counties
1910 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 252-6563, ext. 226
http://cestb.az.gov
Nicole Stickler, Executive Director
Constables are public officials who serve complaints, summonses and other documents for the justice courts. They have four-year terms and are elected by the voters in justice court precincts. By law, the Constable Ethics Committee is responsible for investigating written complaints involving a constable’s ethical or personal conduct. A.R.S. §§ 22-136, 22-138.


CONSTITUTIONAL COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE
Legislative Services
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 910-0290
Bill Norton, Chair
Arizona State Senate
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: (602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Constitutional Commemoration Committee collaborates and cooperates with public, private, and nonprofit entities to promote public understanding of the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights; promotes and sponsors observances in this state commemorating and celebrating historical events that encourage youth and adult civic participation; and supports expanding existing programs that promote civic participation and educate school-age children. The Committee may accept, spend, and account for donations, gifts, bequests, and devises that are consistent with the overall purpose and objectives of the Committee. A.R.S. § 41-618 and Laws 1995, Ch. 104.


CONTRACTORS, REGISTRAR OF
See: Registrar of Contractors


CORPORATION COMMISSION, ARIZONA
See: Executive Branch, Statewide Elected Officials


CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF
Central Office
1601 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5497
www.azcorrections.gov
Charles L. Ryan, Director
The Department of Corrections recruits and recognizes a well-trained, professional workforce to serve and protect communities and its crime victims by effectively employing the field’s best security practices and proven pre-release programming to prepare for the release and reintegration of ex-offenders as civil, productive citizens.


COSMETOLOGY, BOARD OF
1721 E. Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 784-4539
www.azboc.gov
Donna Aune, Executive Director
The Board of Cosmetology establishes minimum qualifications for salons and cosmetology schools. The Board issues 12 categories of licenses to individuals who qualify by reciprocity or through the Board's administration of a written and practical examination. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 32-502.


COTTON RESEARCH AND PROTECTION COUNCIL (ACRPC), ARIZONA
3721 W. Wier Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(602) 438-0059
www.azcotton.org
Larry Antilla, Director
The Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council’s mission is to protect and maintain the viability of the Arizona cotton industry by conducting or sponsoring activities that provide growers with practical, economically sustainable technologies relating to cotton production or its protection. This includes programs of cotton pest control and/or eradication as well as research and other activities aimed at fostering transfer of technology to the cotton industry from other agencies working in the area of cotton production and pest management. The Council consists of nine members who are active cotton producers appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 3-1082.


COUNTER-TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER (ACTIC), EXECUTIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE OF THE ARIZONA
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7030
www.azdohs.gov/Councils/ACTICOC.asp
Established in 2005, the Executive Oversight Committee of the Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center addresses one of the most serious challenges affecting homeland security concerning the timely exchange of intelligence and critical information among state, local and federal public safety agencies. ACTIC was established to provide a real-time information link between local, tribal, state and federal law enforcement and first responder agencies. The ACTIC Oversight Committee, chaired by the governor, provides oversight of ACTIC and ensures that ACTIC is operating efficiently and is achieving its responsibilities. E.O. 2005-22.


COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)
Arizona State CASA Office
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 119A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3407
www.azcasa.org
Bonnie Marcus, Program Manager
Court Appointed Special Advocates advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers donate their time to help the court system determine what is best for children who have come under the court's care.


COURT LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE OF ARIZONA (CLIA)
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3019
www.supreme.state.az.us/ed/clia_1/CLIA_About.htm
Deb King, Staff
The Court Leadership Institute of Arizona oversees the development of education programs to promote court leadership, management and succession planning for all Arizona courts and probation departments. Membership includes leadership judges, probation chiefs, court administrators, second level managers and public members.


COURT OF MILITARY APPEALS
Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 267-2712
Maj. Gen. Hugo Salazar, Adjutant General
The Court of Military Appeals has exclusive appellate and special action jurisdiction, in appeals filed by this state under A.R.S. § 26-1062, or on petition of an accused, to hear and review the record in all general and special court-martial cases and all summary court-martial cases in which a sentence of confinement has been adjudged. The Arizona Court of Military Appeals consists of five judges appointed by the governor on recommendation of the adjutant general with the advice of the state judge advocate for a term of six years, with not more than three judges of the court appointed from the same political party. Judges may succeed themselves in office. A person is eligible for appointment to this Court that, in addition to the requirements of Article VI, Section 22, Constitution of Arizona, has at least five years’ experience as a judge advocate in the National Guard or Armed Forces of the United States. The governor shall designate one of the judges to act as chief judge. A.R.S. § 26-1067.


COURT REPORTER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Arizona Supreme Court
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3378
www.azcourts.gov/cld/CourtReporterCertificationProgram.aspx
G. Allen Sonntag, Chair
The Court Reporter Standard Certification Program provides statewide certification for persons in Arizona who are qualified to be certified. The reporter's transcript is an important document before, during, and after the trial. The paper transcript and its electronic version are used for trial preparation, briefs, impeachment purposes, and appellate review. Property, freedom, and life all can depend on a clear and accurate record. Court reporting is integrally related to the prompt, effective, and impartial operation of the judicial system.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION (ACJC), ARIZONA
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1146
www.azcjc.gov
John A. Blackburn, Jr., Executive Director
The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission is a statutorily authorized entity mandated to carry out various coordinating, monitoring and reporting functions regarding the administration and management of criminal justice programs in Arizona. In accordance with statutory guidelines, the Commission is comprised of 19 members who represent various elements of the criminal justice system in Arizona. A.R.S. § 41-2404, as amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 59, § 1.


CRIMINAL RULES VIDEO-CONFERENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CRVAC)
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3242
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/CriminalRulesVideoconferenceAdvisory.aspx
Mark Meltzer, Court Specialist
The Criminal Rules Video-conference Advisory Committee was formed to study issues raised by a petition filed in the Arizona Supreme Court proposing an amendment to the video-conferencing provisions and by comments to that petition and to provide its recommendations to the Arizona Judicial Council regarding the use of video appearances in criminal proceedings.

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DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB), ARIZONA STATE SCHOOLS FOR THE
P.O. Box 88510
Tucson, AZ 85754
(520) 770-3601
www.asdb.state.az.us
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind are committed to excellence in education of all children and youth with hearing or vision loss throughout Arizona. The schools are committed to enable children and youth with hearing or vision loss to succeed now and in the future.


DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB), ARIZONA STATE SCHOOLS FOR THE – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
P.O. Box 88510
Tucson, AZ 85754
(520) 770-3719 (Voice or TTY)
www.asdb.state.az.us/board.html
Sherri Collins, President
The ASDB Board of Directors consists of the governor, as an ex officio nonvoting member, the superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee, one member from the Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, one member from the Governor's Council on Blindness and Visual Impairment and six members appointed by the governor. One member shall be an employee of a school district who works with the district's program for sensory impaired pupils. In selecting three of the remaining five appointive members the governor shall give preference to persons who have experience in and knowledge of sensory impaired education.


DEAF AND THE HARD OF HEARING, COMMISSION FOR THE
1400 W. Washington Street, Room 126
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3323, TTY (602) 364-0990 or Toll-free (800) 352-8161
www.acdhh.org
Sherri L. Collins, Executive Director
The purpose of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life. The Commission provides the following services to the citizens of Arizona: Telecommunications Relay Service, Empowerment, Community Development, Outreach and Education, and Telecommunications Equipment Distribution. A.R.S. § 36-1942 as amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 98, § 5.


DEBT OVERSIGHT COMMISSION
Department of Revenue
1600 W. Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 716-6797
Gale Garriot, Director
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Barbara Barzee, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Jennifer Anderson, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Debt Oversight Commission, established in the Department of Revenue, provides more accurate and meaningful information to the public regarding bond issues. The members include the director of the Department of Revenue, who serves as chair, and four private citizens knowledgeable in the area of finance or bond financings for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 35-504.


DEFENSIVE DRIVING BOARD
Arizona Supreme Court
Certification Licensing Division
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3987
www.azcourts.gov/Default.aspx?alias=www.azcourts.gov/drive
Elaine Acosta Sweet, Chair
The Defensive Driving Board makes recommendations on issues pertaining to defensive driving schools and instructors. Membership includes court administrators, defensive driving school owners and instructors, judges, and public members. The Board meets regularly to review applications for initial and renew of certification, handle disciplinary matters and to review and address matters relevant to defensive driving.


DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN
4747 N. Seventh Street, Ste. 418
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 266-2733 or Toll-free (800) 796-9753
www.arizonadc.com
The Deferred Compensation Plan is available to state employees to help them prepare for retirement.


DENTAL EXAMINERS, STATE BOARD OF
5060 N. 19th Ave., Ste. 406
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 242-1492
www.azdentalboard.us
Elaine Hugunin, Executive Director
The State Board of Dental Examiners examines, licenses, and maintains standards for the dental profession in Arizona. The Board consists of 11 members including six licensed dentists, three public members, and two licensed dental hygienists, appointed by the governor for four-year terms. A.R.S. § 32-1203 as amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 87, § 2.


DES BLOCK GRANTS, JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Amber O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Dan Brown, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Pete Hershberger
The Joint Legislative Committee on DES Block Grants has legislative hearings on the use of Community Services Block Grants. The Committee is federally required to meet at least every three years pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations. P.L. 105-285.


DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Department of Economic Security
1789 W. Jefferson Ave.
Site Code 791A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-0419 or Toll-free (866) 229-5553
www.azdes.gov/ddd/
Neal Young, Director
The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council reviews and makes recommendations to the Department of Economic Security – Developmental Disabilities Division regarding coordinating and integrating services provided by state agencies and providers that have contracted with state agencies to provide developmental disability programs. The Council also reviews and makes recommendations concerning the health, safety, welfare, and legal rights of persons with developmental disabilities; implements the state plan; and establishes and reviews division policies and programs. A.R.S. § 36-553.


DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE-2006
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Amber O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ingrid Garvey, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Chair: Rep. Richard A. Murphy
The purpose of the Developmental Disabilities Oversight Committee-2006 is to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the qualified vendor system of delivering services to persons with developmental disabilities; takes testimony and studies the feasibility of modifications to the state's system of delivering services to persons with developmental disabilities; and, studies available employment opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and makes recommendations for improving those opportunities. Laws 2006, Chapter 189.


DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
3839 N. Third Street, Ste. 306
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 265-3176
http://azgovernor.gov/DDPC
Larry Clausen, Executive Director
The Developmental Disabilities Planning Council was established pursuant to the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-402). The purpose of the Council is to engage in advocacy, capacity building and systemic change activities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. E.O. 2009-08.


DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION
Arizona Supreme Court
Attorney Discipline Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3378
www.supreme.state.az.us/dc/disciplinarycommission.htm
Pamela M. Katzenberg, Chair
The Disciplinary Commission reviews disciplinary actions against attorneys admitted to the practice of law in Arizona. It reviews petitions for transfer to and from disability status and applications for reinstatement, and ensures that the sanctions imposed are appropriate. Membership includes attorneys and public members.


DISPENSING OPTICIANS, BOARD OF
See: Opticians, Board of Dispensing

DOMESTIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE (DRC)
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3253           
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/DomesticRelationsCommittee.aspx
Kathy Sekardi, Court Specialist
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Amber O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ingrid Garvey, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Domestic Relations Committee is to prepare a statewide plan for an integrated family court with comprehensive subject matter jurisdiction over all matters involving the family and submit this plan to the governor, the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. A.R.S. § 25-323.02.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE COURTS (CIDVC), COMMITTEE ON THE IMPACT OF
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3360
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/ImpactofDomesticViolenceandtheCourtsCIDVC.aspx
Kay Radwanski, Court Specialist
The Committee on the Impact of Domestic Violence and the Courts makes recommendations regarding policies that acknowledge the severity of the problem of domestic violence in Arizona. It recommends system changes that will promote enhanced safety for victims and the professionals who interact with them. Membership includes judges, attorneys, law enforcement, domestic violence service providers and coalitions, and public members.


DRIVING OR OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ABATEMENT, OVERSIGHT COUNCIL ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Garth Kamp, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Justin Riches, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Department of Transportation
206 S. 17th Ave., Room 101
Mail Drop 118A
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3212
(602) 712-7355
The mission of the Oversight Council on Driving or Operating Under the Influence Abatement is to: make grants from the Driving Under the Influence Abatement Fund to political subdivisions and tribal governments that apply for monies for enforcement purposes, prosecutorial and judicial activities and alcohol abuse treatment services related to preventing and abating DUI occurrences in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft; make grants from the Fund to innovative programs that use emerging technologies to educate, prevent or deter occurrences of DUI in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft; and receive quarterly reports from the entities receiving grants and evaluate their effectiveness. The Council may make additional grants to the recipients and oversee the progress of those programs. A.R.S. § 28-1303; Laws 1998, Ch. 302, § 18: Laws 1999, Ch. 262, § 8; Laws 2001, Ch. 95, § 3; Laws 2004, Ch. 254, § 4.


DRUG AND GANG PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTER
522 N. Central Ave., Ste. 202
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 496-1320
www.azprevention.org
Robert Donofrio, Interim Director
The Drug and Gang Prevention Resource Center helps organizations, individuals, neighborhoods, and communities decrease drug and gang related problems and other destructive behaviors to help Arizonans encourage and develop healthy and successful families and communities. A.R.S. § 41-2402(H).


DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION, ARIZONA PARENTS COMMISSION ON
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3456
http://gocyf.az.gov/SAP/BRD_APCDEP.asp
Melissa Lempke, Interim Director
The Arizona Parent’s Commission on Drug Education and Prevention funds programs that increase and enhance parental involvement, and increase education about the serious risks and public health problems caused by the abuse of alcohol and controlled substances. The Commission is comprised of nine members appointed to the Commission by the governor to serve two-year terms. Membership consists of five parents of children currently enrolled in Arizona schools and one representative each from the education, county probation, prevention and treatment, and law enforcement professions. A.R.S. § 41-1604.17.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH BOARD, ARIZONA (FIRST THINGS FIRST)
4000 N. Central Ave., Ste. 800
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-5100 or Toll-free (877) 803-7234
www.azftf.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director
First Things First – the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board increases the quality of, and access to, the early childhood development and health system that ensures a child entering school comes healthy and ready to succeed. The Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board is made up of nine members chosen to represent the state’s diversity. The appointees include men and women, Democrats, Republicans and an Independent from six counties. Each member brings experience in early education, K-12 education, health care, juvenile justice, higher education, philanthropy, business and tribal government. All members have been confirmed by the Senate.


ECONOMIC ESTIMATES COMMISSION
Department of Economic Security
1600 W. Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 716-6090
Gale Garriott, Chair
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Katy Yanez, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Jennifer Anderson, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Economic Estimates Commission determines and reports to the Legislature annually on Arizona personal income, and estimated percentage change per capita of total estimated personal income for the current and next fiscal year. The Commission determines and publishes the maximum amount from revenues available for legislative appropriation or the succeeding fiscal year.


ECONOMIC SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Department of Economic Security
1717 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 010A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5678
www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?id=3345
Neal Young, Director
The Economic Security Advisory Council was established in state law in order to provide perspective, advice and assistance to the governor and the director of the Department of Economic Security in integrating and delivering quality human services.


ECONOMIC SECURITY (DES), DEPARTMENT OF
P.O. Box 6123
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 542-4791
www.azdes.gov
The Department of Economic Security works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize its collective vision that every child, adult, and family in the state of Arizona will be safe and economically secure. This is accomplished by strengthening individuals and families, increasing self-sufficiency, and developing the capacity of communities.

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1789 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 950A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4446
www.azdes.gov/common.aspx?menu=36&menuc=28&id=190
The Division of Aging and Adult Services provides a comprehensive array of services to help people achieve or maintain their highest level of independence and self-sufficiency. Services and programs reach a diverse population of Arizonans from homeless youth to older adults.
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3839 N. Third Street, Ste. 304
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 532-9960 or Toll-free (888) 439-5609
www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=98&id=3026
The Arizona Early Intervention Program consists of professionals working in partnership with parents and families of children with special needs, to support their children’s growth, development, and learning. Early Intervention happens in places where children and families live, learn, and play.
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P.O. Box 52107
Phoenix, AZ 85072
(602) 252-4045 or Toll-free (800) 882-4151
www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=24&ID=2652
Established in 1975 as Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, the Child Support Enforcement program is a federal/state/local program that collects child support from parents who are legally obligated to pay. The goals are threefold: to ensure that children are supported by their parents, to foster family responsibility, and to reduce the costs of welfare to the taxpayer.
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P.O. Box 6123
Site Code 750A
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 542-3981
www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=46&id=2338
The Division of Children, Youth and Families is a human service organization dedicated to achieving safety, well-being and permanency for children, youth and families through leadership and the provision of quality services in partnership with communities.
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1789 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 791A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-0419
www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=96&id=2454
The Division of Developmental Disabilities services and supports help eligible individuals with developmental disabilities achieve self-sufficiency and independence. The Division likewise offers supports for family members and other caregivers.
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P.O. Box 6123
Phoenix AZ 85005
(602) 542-3340
www.azdes.gov/landing.aspx?id=1054
Employment Services and Support is a network of public employment offices providing placement services for job seekers and labor force recruitment services for employers. The Employment Service focuses on providing a variety of employment-related labor exchange services including, but not limited to, job search assistance, job referral and placement assistance for jobseekers, re-employment services to Unemployment Insurance claimants, and recruitment services for employers with job openings.
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P.O. Box 6123
Site Code 910A
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 542-4910
www.azui.com
Employment and Rehabilitation Services handles unemployment benefits and information for employers regarding insurance for unemployment insurance taxes.
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P.O. Box 6123
Site Code 960A
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 542-5065
The Family Assistance Administration helps individuals and families achieve independence and self-sufficiency by providing temporary assistance in meeting their immediate basic needs. The FAA provides Cash Assistance and a Nutrition Program (NA) (formerly Food Stamps) to eligible participants, determines eligibility for medical assistance, and refers participants to other departmental and community partners for assistance.


EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF
1535 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5393 or (800) 352-4558
www.azed.gov
The Department of Education increases the quality of public education in Arizona by raising expectations and providing support, resources, and assurances that enable schools and students to excel. The Department is administered by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, an elected official under the Arizona State Constitution. Additionally, the Department executes the educational guidelines through evaluation, training, school improvement assistance, dissemination of information, and administration and allocation of funds. The Department also serves as the primary source for current, reliable, and accurate information on the status and needs of the public school system.


EDUCATION REFORM, HOUSE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Lucy Mason, Chair
The House Ad Hoc Committee on Education Reform is to examine and make recommendations for the improvement of various components of the K-12 education system including finance, effectiveness of teachers and principals and well as laws. The Committee also reviews and strengthens efforts to increase parental involvement in the school and the classroom; etc. Ad Hoc created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


EDUCATION, STATE BOARD OF
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin 11
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5057
www.azed.gov/stateboard/
Vince Yanez, Executive Director
The State Board of Education promulgates rules concerning primary and secondary education in the state and acts as the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education. The Board is composed of the superintendent of public instruction, the president of a state university or a state college, four lay members, a president or chancellor of a community college district, a person who is an owner or administrator of a charter school, a superintendent of a high school district, a classroom teacher and a county school superintendent. The governor appoints each member, other than the superintendent of public instruction. Each member must be confirmed by the Senate. A.R.S. § 15-203.


EDUCATION, STATE BOARD OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL REGISTRATION
See: Education, State Board of


ELECTIONS COMMISSION, CITIZENS CLEAN
See: Citizens Clean Elections Commission


E-LEARNING TASK FORCE
Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin 8
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1349
www.ade.state.az.us/eLearning/
Cathy J. Poplin, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The E-Learning Task Force makes recommendations to the governor, Legislature, and State Board of Education related to the development of e-learning in the state.


E-MAIL USERS GROUP, STATEWIDE
Government Information Technology Agency
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 440
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-0430
www.azgita.gov/councils_committees/emailgroup/
The Statewide E-mail Users Group was developed in response to Governor's Efficiency Review e-mail initiative. The group is an inter-agency forum consisting of state agencies, boards and commissions concerned with the adoption and implementation of a unified statewide e-mail system.


EMBALMERS, BOARD OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND
See: Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Board of


EMERGENCY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF (DEMA)
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 267-2700
www.azdema.gov
Maj. Gen. Hugo E. Salazar, Adjutant General
The Department of Emergency and Military Affairs consists of the Army and the Air National Guard, the Division of Emergency Management, and the Joint Programs Division. DEMA provides unique capabilities and services to the citizens of Arizona in three distinct roles: community, state and federal. A.R.S. § 26-101(D).


EMERGENCY COUNCIL, STATE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Michelle Hindman, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The State Emergency Council monitors emergencies declared by the governor to make recommendations to the governor and to declare emergencies when the governor is unavailable. A.R.S. § 26-304; Laws 1971, Ch. 51; Laws 1973, Ch. 158; Laws 1974, Ch. 136; Laws 1981, Ch. 149; Laws 1983, Ch. 195; Laws 1984, Ch. 187, § 3; Laws 1986, Ch. 330, § 2; Laws 1992, Ch. 156, § 7; Laws 1995, Ch. 240, § 10; Laws 1998, Ch. 134.


EMERGENCY INFORMATION NETWORK (AzEIN), ARIZONA
Division of Emergency Management
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 689-6512
www.azein.gov/azein/
The Arizona Emergency Information Network is the state's online source for real-time emergency updates, preparedness and hazard information, and multimedia resources.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, DIVISION OF
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 244-0504 or Toll-free (800) 411-2336
www.dem.azdema.gov
The mission of the Division of Emergency Management is to coordinate emergency services and the efforts of governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disasters on persons and property.


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COUNCIL (EMS), STATE
Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Ave., Ste. 540
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3150
www.azdhs.gov/bems/bylaws-pdf/emsc.pdf
Will Humble, Director
The State Emergency Medical Services Council establishes statewide standardized training, certification, recertification standards for all classifications of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and first responders as well as education criteria, testing procedures and medical standards among other duties.


EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 464-6346 or Toll-free (800) 411-2336
www.azserc.org
Mark Howard, Executive Director
The Arizona Emergency Response Commission: establishes an emergency response plan in the event of a chemical accident, including emergency response procedures; designates community and facility coordinators to implement the plan; describes community and industry emergency equipment and facilities; develops evacuation plans; provides training programs for emergency response personnel; and, establishes methods and schedules for exercising plans. P.L. 99-499; A.R.S. § 26-343.


ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT, AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. David Gowan and Sen. Al Melvin
The Ad Hoc Committee on Energy and Water Development examines Arizona’s water and energy future. By analyzing current water and energy consumption trends as well as future water and energy demands, and evaluating the economic and technological viability of all water sources and energy mixes needed to meet expanding consumption trends. This review shall include nuclear and water desalination technologies and infrastructure for the purposes of energy development and water supply demand. Ad Hoc created by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. EXPIRATION DATE: 8/1/2010


ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS TASK FORCE
Department of Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin 31
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3501
www.azed.gov/ELLTaskForce/
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the English Language Learners Task Force is to develop and adopt research based models of structured English immersion programs for use by school districts and charter schools.


ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (ADEQ), ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2300 or Toll-free (800) 234-5677
www.azdeq.gov
The Department of Environmental Quality mission is to protect public health and the environment.

arrow - department subdivision Air Quality Division
www.azdeq.gov/environ/air/index.html
The mission of the Air Quality Division is to protect and enhance public health and the environment by controlling present and future sources of air pollution.
arrow - department subdivision Waste Programs Division
www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/index.html
The Waste Programs Division is responsible for the protection and enhancment of public health and the environment by reducing the risk associated with waste management, contaminated sites and regulated substances.
arrow - department subdivision Water Quality Division
www.azdeq.gov/environ/water/index.html
The Water Quality Division’s mission is to protect and enhance public health and the environment by ensuring safe drinking water and reducing the impact of pollutants discharged to surface and groundwater.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (GOEO), GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 156
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3711 or Toll-free (866) 849-4822
http://azgovernor.gov/eop/
Carolyn Pitre Wright, Director
Arizona is fully dedicated to the philosophy and practice of equal economic and employment opportunities for all citizens, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or political affiliation, except when any of these factors is an existing bona fide occupational qualification. The state intends to remove all existing artificial barriers that have hindered qualified applicants and employees from full consideration for positions because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.


EQUALIZATION, STATE BOARD OF
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 130
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1600
www.sboe.state.az.us
John A. Greene, Chair
The State Board of Equalization is an independent agency charged with hearing and deciding appeals of property valuations and classifications set by Maricopa and Pima County Assessors and the Department of Revenue. Board membership consists of 17 members, seven of whom are appointed by the governor, and 10 appointed by the Board of Supervisors from Maricopa and Pima Counties. A.R.S. § 42-16153.


EQUITY IN UNIVERSITY FUNDING, HOUSE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Warde Nichols, Chair
The House Ad Hoc Committee on Equity in University Funding has hearings and analyzes any funding inequities that exist among the three state universities; identifies core levels of support per student in order to fully support each unique mission of each university; makes recommendations to resolve any perceived funding inequity; receives progress reports from the Arizona Board of Regents on the Board’s study on equitable funding; and any other matters that the committee deems relevant. Ad Hoc created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


ETHICS COMMITTEE, HOUSE
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Magdalena Jorquez, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Jim Weiers, Chair
The House Ethics Committee proposes and adopts during the first regular legislative session a code of ethics and conflict of interest requirements as part of rules and to issue advisory opinions interpreting the code of ethics, conflict of interest and financial disclosure requirements. A.R.S. § 38-519; Laws 1983, Ch. 328; Laws 2004, Ch. 41.


ETHICS COMMITTEE, SENATE
Arizona State Senate
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Joni Hoffman, Senate Rules Attorney
(602) 926-3559
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Ron Gould, Chair
The Senate Ethics Committee proposes and adopts during the first regular legislative session a code of ethics and conflict of interest requirements as part of rules and to issue advisory opinions interpreting the code of ethics, conflict of interest and financial disclosure requirements. A.R.S. § 38-519; Laws 2001, Senate Resolution 1002, 45th Legislature, 1st Regular Session; Laws 2004, Ch. 41.


EXAMINATIONS, COMMITTEE ON
Supreme Court of Arizona
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3222
(602) 452-3971
www.azcourts.gov/cld/AttorneyAdmissions.aspx
David F. Gaona, Chair
The Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations examines applicants for admission to the practice of law and advises the Supreme Court and the Committee on Character and Fitness regarding applicants who have passed the required examinations. Membership includes active members of the State Bar.


EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY, BOARD OF
1645 W. Jefferson Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5656
http://azboec.gov
Duane Belcher, Chair
The mission of the Board of Executive Clemency is to ensure public safety by considering and granting parole to inmates certified as eligible by the Department of Corrections and who meet the legal criteria for a grant of parole and by recommending to the governor appropriate clemency actions. Parole hearings may include consideration for home arrest, work furlough, rescission, modification, revocation and absolute discharge. The Board also conducts clemency hearings, which include commutation, pardon and reprieve. A.R.S. § 31-401.


EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2449
Linda Stiles, Director
The governor shall appoint the Executive Clemency Nominating Committee consisting of the director of the Department of Public Safety, the director of the Department of Corrections and three other persons who shall submit a list of three qualified candidates to the governor for each vacancy on the Board. The governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing a member to the Board of Executive Clemency from the list. A.R.S. § 31-401.


EXPOSITION AND STATE FAIR BOARD, ARIZONA
1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 252-6771
www.azstatefair.com
Don West, Executive Director
The Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board oversees state fair properties and directs the state fair and other events that promote the 15 counties of Arizona. The Board consists of five members appointed by the governor for five-year terms. A.R.S. § 3-1001.

 

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FAMILY COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (529 PLAN)
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
2020 N. Central Ave., Ste. 650
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-2435
www.az529.gov
The Arizona Family College Savings Program (529 Plan) is a Section 529 college savings plan sponsored by the state of Arizona through the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. The 529 Plan is designed to help families meet the rising costs of a higher education. The Program offers an easy, flexible, and tax-advantaged way to save for college. Laws 2005, Ch. 251 and A.R.S. § 15-1872.


FEDERAL MANDATES, JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Marian McClure and Sen. Robert Burns
The purpose of the Joint Legislative Committee on Federal Mandates is to review the activities of Congress and the federal government, including court rulings, laws, regulations and other actions that may require this state to comply with any federal mandate and to take any action necessary to protect this state's constitutional rights and sovereignty against federal mandates. A.R.S. § 41-1293; Laws 1994, Ch. 161; Laws 1995, Ch. 109; Senate Resolution 1002, 45th Legislature, 1st Regular Session.


FEDERAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION ACT STUDY COMMITTEE
See: Sex offender Registration Notification Act Study Committee, Federal


FIDUCIARY BOARD, THE
Arizona Supreme Court
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3987
www.azcourts.gov/cld/FiduciaryLicensingProgram.aspx
Kandace French, Staff
The Fiduciary Board makes recommendations on issues pertaining to court appointed conservators, guardians, special administrators, and personal representatives. Membership includes public and private fiduciaries, judges, court administrators, attorneys and public members. The Board meets regularly to review applications for initial and renewal of certification, handle disciplinary matters, and review and address matters relevant to fiduciaries.


FILM AND TELEVISION COMMISSION, ARIZONA’S GOVERNOR’S
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1116
www.azgovernor.gov/ftc/
Ken Chapa
The Arizona Governor’s Film and Television Commission promotes the film and television industry in Arizona. The Commissioners serve as ambassadors for Arizona through their industry contacts and work in concert with the Governor’s Office, the Arizona Department of Commerce, and the Arizona Office of Tourism to promote Arizona as a premier destination for the film and television industries. E.O. 2005-03.


FILM OFFICE, ARIZONA
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1116 or Toll-free (800) 523-6695
www.azcommerce.com/Film/Services/
The Arizona Film Office addresses location needs and provides services to ensure a hassle-free shoot for production companies and others involved in the industry. The Office supports: script review, location permits, GIS mapping, crew support, or location suggestions. The office has contacts in local, county, state, federal, and tribal governments and private sector liaisons.


FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 310
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 255-4421
www.azdfi.gov
Thomas L. Wood, Acting Superintendent
Regulated financial service companies must receive a charter, license or registration (depending on the type of financial services it offers) from the Department of Financial Institutions. Once a regulated company is in business, it is subject to periodic examination. In the event a company is failing and threatens to damage consumers, the Department, as ordered by an appropriate court of jurisdiction, may place the business into receivership, which allows the Department to distribute assets to creditors and customers.


FINGERPRINTING, BOARD OF
P.O. Box 6129
Mail Code 185
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 265-0135
www.azbof.gov
The Board of Fingerprinting is a state agency that hears appeals from individuals whose fingerprint clearance card has been denied or suspended by the Department of Public Safety. People who work with vulnerable populations – children, the elderly, or persons with developmental disabilities – normally need a card to work.


FIRE, BUILDING, AND LIFE SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1003
www.dfbls.az.gov
Gene Palma, Director
The Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety’s mission is to further public safety and welfare through the development, maintenance and enforcement of: quality and safety standards for manufactured homes, mobile homes and factory built buildings; the State Fire Code; and administrative procedures to facilitate consumer protection.


FIRE FIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY PARAMEDICS MEMORIAL BOARD
Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1003
Robert Barger, State Fire Marshal
The Fire Fighters and Emergency Paramedics Memorial Board oversees a memorial for all fire fighters and emergency paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty; determines those persons who are eligible to be memorialized; plan and provide for additions to and maintenance of the fire fighters and emergency paramedics memorial; solicits private monetary donations or public monies from municipalities for deposit in the Arizona Fire Fighters and Emergency Paramedics Memorial Fund; receives property from any public source for use in establishing or maintaining the memorial; among other duties. A.R.S. §§ 15-1808, 41-1861, 41-1862.


FIRE MARSHAL, ARIZONA STATE
Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1003
www.dfbls.az.gov
Robert Barger, State Fire Marshal
The purpose of the Arizona State Fire Marshal is to reduce hazards to life and property through enforcement of the Arizona Fire Code, and the training and certification of Arizona Firefighters.


FIRE SAFETY COMMITTEE, STATE
Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1081
Robert Barger, State Fire Marshal
The State Fire Safety Committee adopts a state fire code that establishes minimum standards for necessary matters relating to fire prevention and control. The Committee is composed of seven governor-appointed members for three-year terms. Of the seven members, two members, not from the same municipality, shall be a fire chief or fire marshal of a paid municipal fire department of a city with a population of 100,000 persons or more. One member shall be a fire chief of a paid municipal fire department of a town with a population of less than 100,000 persons. One member shall be a member of the Arizona Fire Chiefs’ Association, one member shall be a registered architect, one member shall be a chief building official of a city, town or county, and one member shall be a member of the public. A.R.S. § 41-2146.


FOREST HEALTH COUNCIL, ARIZONA
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1160
http://azgovernor.gov/fhc/
Krista Olson-Blundell, Staff
The Arizona Forest Health Council is given the charge of developing and implementing the statewide strategy for restoring Arizona’s forests. E.O. 2009-06.


FORESTRY DIVISION, ARIZONA STATE
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1400
www.azsf.az.gov
Vicki Christiansen, Arizona State Forester
The Arizona State Forestry Division provides for the prevention and suppression of wildland fires on state and private lands located outside of incorporated municipalities. This mission is accomplished through the use of cooperative agreements with local, state and federal agencies as well as other entities organized to prevent and suppress wildfires.


FOSTER CARE REVIEW, BOARD OF
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 128
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3400
www.azcourts.gov/fcrb/
The Foster Care Review Board advises the juvenile court on progress toward achieving a permanent home for a child or children involved in a dependency action and in an out-of-home placement. The well-being of these children is the highest concern to Board members. There is at least one FCRB in each Arizona county with several boards in the more populated counties. There are five volunteer members on each FCRB. The members are appointed by the court and have a sincere interest and concern for children. These volunteers represent the various racial, ethnic, social and economic groups of the county in which they serve.


FOUR CORNERS HERITAGE COUNCIL
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2449
http://history.utah.gov/heritage_tourism_toolkit/partnerships_and_networks/FourCornersHeritageCouncilCooperativeAgreement.htm
Linda Stiles, Director
A management partnership by the governors of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah of the Four Corners Region to promote conservation, public involvement, research, and tourism development. It is further the policy of each state to cooperate with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Agriculture, other states, Indian tribes, local governments, organizations and individuals to improve resource management and promotion for the benefit of their respective state citizenry.


FRUIT AND VEGETABLE ADVISORY COUNCIL, CITRUS
See: Citrus, Fruit and Vegetable Advisory Council


FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095
www.azfuneralboard.us
Rudolfo “Rudy” Thomas, Executive Director
The vision of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers is to create and maintain a balance among fair and equitable business regulation and the protection of the public's health, safety and welfare in the use and purchase of goods and services required for death. A.R.S. § 32-1302.


FUTURES COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1100
www.azcommerce.com
Don Cardon, Director
The Arizona Futures Commission shall assist the Department of Commerce in producing the official population estimates and projections for the state of Arizona. The Commission presents the Department with recommendations about organizational, strategic, and operational planning related to producing population estimates and projections; establishing project research agendas; and, defining the projects’ product deliverables. Commission members serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the governor. E.O. 2009-01.

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GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT, ARIZONA
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
Larry D. Voyles, Director
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s mission is to conserve, enhance, and restore Arizona's diverse wildlife resources and habitats through aggressive protection and management programs, and to provide wildlife resources and safe watercraft and off-highway vehicle recreation for the enjoyment, appreciation, and use by present and future generations.


GAME AND FISH COMMISSION
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov/inside_azgfd/commission.shtml
Jennifer L. Martin, Chair
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission establishes policy for the management, preservation, and harvest of wildlife; including, making rules and regulations for managing, conserving, and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, and safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations for the benefit of the citizens of Arizona. A.R.S. § 17-231.


GAMING, DEPARTMENT OF
202 E. Earll Drive, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 604-1801
www.azgaming.gov
Mark Brnovich, Director
The Department of Gaming partners with Arizona’s Indian Tribes to oversee Indian casinos in Arizona. The mission of the Department is to protect the public, ensure compliance with the Gaming Compact, and regulate the gaming industry. Gaming in Arizona is governed by the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compacts between the state and 21 Arizona Tribes. The compacts (or agreements) and their appendices contain detailed regulatory, technical, and internal controls standards for the operation of Indian gaming.


GEOGRAPHIC AND HISTORIC NAMES, STATE BOARD ON
1700 W. Washington Street
1938 Addition, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 926-4035
www.azlibrary.gov/about/bghn.cfm
Eugene Trobia, Chair
The Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names has statutory responsibility for determining the most appropriate names for place names in Arizona. Arizona’s geographic names reflect its colorful history, culture and diversity. These names show reverence and awe, realism and grit, whimsy and humor. A.R.S. § 41-835.02.


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION COUNCIL (AGIC), ARIZONA
1616 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3249
www.agic.az.gov
Gene Trobia, State Cartographer
The Arizona Geographic Information Council was established as Arizona's primary forum and oversight group for geographic information and geographic information technology issues and coordination efforts. AGIC identifies standards, development and implementation strategies to provide a framework in order to optimize the state's investment in geographic data and technology. Through cooperation and partnerships AGIC facilitates the acquisition, exchange and management of geographic information and technology for Arizona to benefit state agencies and the Arizona geographic information system community. AGIC meets on a regular basis and conducts an Annual GIS Conference to address and coordinate statewide geographic information and technology issues, requirements and solutions. A.R.S. § 37-177 and Executive Order 89-24.


GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, ARIZONA
416 W. Congress Street, Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 770-3500
www.azgs.az.gov
M. Lee Allison, State Geologist
The Arizona Geological Survey informs and advises the public about the geologic character of Arizona in order to foster understanding and prudent development of the state’s land, water, mineral, and energy resources.


GEOLOGISTS
See: Technical Registration, Board of


GILA BOX RIPARIAN NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA
711 14th Ave.
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-4420
Tom Schnell, Assistant Field Manager
The 22,000 acre Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area was established in November 1990 to “conserve, protect, and enhance” the riparian and associated values of the area. The conservation area is located within the Bonita Creek, Duncan Valley, Morenci and Safford basins. Four perennial waterways, the Gila River, Bonita Creek, Eagle Creek, and the San Francisco River are contained in the area. A 15-mile segment of Bonita Creek and 23 miles of the Gila River are included in the conservation area. Bureau of Land Management, 2006b.


GLOBAL POSITION SYSTEM MONITORING, JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Garth Kamp, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Stacy Weltsch, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Sam Crump and Sen. Jim Waring
The mission of the Joint Legislative Study Committee on Global Position System Monitoring is to review issues relating to the implementation and use of active global position system monitoring compared to the use of passive global position system monitoring and the costs associated with both systems. This includes reviewing the types of crimes for which active or passive global position system monitoring should be required and the use of active and passive global position system monitoring in other states among other duties. Laws 2007, Ch. 54; Laws 2009, Ch. 152.


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY (GITA)
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 440
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4482
www.azgita.gov
Chad Kirkpatrick, Director
The Government Information Technology Agency was created in 1996 to serve as the strategic planning and coordination agency for information technology for the state of Arizona. The GITA director also serves as State Chief Information Officer. Today, GITA serves as the official state agency for: IT Coordination and Planning, IT Project Review and Monitoring, E-government, and the Statewide Information Security and Privacy Office.


GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, PERFORMANCE AND WASTE, HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Michelle Hindman, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The House Select Committee on Government Operations, Performance and Waste makes inquiries of, and recommendations to, state agencies to ensure the agencies are performing their duties at the highest possible level. These inquiries and recommendations shall include, but not be limited to, staffing levels, vacancy rates, system inefficiencies, budget recommendations and the role of privatization. Ad Hoc created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


GRAIN RESEARCH AND PROMOTION COUNCIL, ARIZONA
Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3262
www.azda.gov/CDP/grain.htm
Donald Butler, Director
The Arizona Grain Research and Promotion Council uses grower check-off funds to aid in marketing for wheat and barley, to participate in research projects and other programs to assist in reducing freshwater consumption, to develop new grain varieties and to improve grain production, harvesting and handling methods. The Council is made up of seven Arizona grain producers appointed by the governor. A.R.S. § 3-582.


GREATER ARIZONA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (GADA)
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1100
www.azcommerce.com/CommAsst/GADA/
Donald Cardon, Director
The mission of the Greater Arizona Development Authority (GADA) is to assist Arizona communities and tribal governments with the development of public infrastructure projects that enhance community and economic development. A.R.S. § 41-1554.01.


GREENHOUSE GAS AND CLIMATE POLICY TASK FORCE, AD HOC
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Justin Riches, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Laurin Hendrix, Chair
The Ad Hoc Greenhouse Gas and Climate Policy Task Force examines all aspects of the potential impact greenhouse gas programs and climate policy will have on Arizona. The Task Force analyzes measures currently being developed, taking into consideration specific data and reliable information on the economic impacts of managing greenhouse gas emissions. The Task Force will operate within a transparent process that includes elected officials and testimony from a cross segment of greenhouse gas and climate policy stakeholders. Ad Hoc created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. EXPIRATION DATE: 08/01/2010


GROUNDWATER USERS ADVISORY COUNCIL (GUAC)
Department of Water Resources
3550 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-8500
www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/WaterManagement/AMAs/TucsonAMA/TAMA_GUAC.htm
Herbert Guenther, Director
Each of the Arizona's five Active Management Areas has a Groundwater Users Advisory Council. GUAC members advise the area director, make recommendations on groundwater management programs and policies for the AMA, and comment to the area director and to the director of the Department of Water Resources on draft management plans before they are promulgated by the director. The GUAC also is charged with reviewing the Arizona Water Banking Authority's annual plan of operation. Individuals are appointed by the governor to the five-member body for terms of six years and serve without compensation. A.R.S. § 45-420.

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3550 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-8585
www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/Watermanagement/AMAs/PhoenixAMA/
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1729 N. Trekell Road, Ste. 105
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
(520) 836-4857
www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/Watermanagement/AMAs/PinalAMA/
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2200 E. Hillsdale Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 778-7202
www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/Watermanagement/AMAs/PrescottAMA/
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857 W. Bell Road, Ste. 3
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 761-1814
www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/Watermanagement/AMAs/SantaCruzAMA/
arrow - department subdivision Tucson AMA
400 W. Congress Street, Ste. 518
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 770-3800
www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/Watermanagement/AMAs/TucsonAMA/


GROWTH CABINET ADVISORY BOARD
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2449
www.azcommerce.com/SmartGrowth/Office/Growth+Cabinet.htm
The Growth Cabinet coordinates state agency activities to better and more efficiently serve the public. It is made up of the directors (or their designees) of 15 state agencies. The Growth Cabinet's main charge is to collaborate with cities, towns and tribal communities to develop and implement a smart growth and development process that integrates land and water use planning and development with the planning and development of existing and future state infrastructure. E.O. 2007-05 and 2008-05.

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HEALTH CARE COST AND CONTAINMENT SYSTEM (AHCCCS), ARIZONA
801 E. Jefferson Street
Mail Drop 4100
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 417-4000 or Toll-free (800) 654-8713
www.azahcccs.gov
Tom Betlach, Director
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System is Arizona's Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services.

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801 E. Jefferson Street
Mail Drop 7500
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 417-5437 or Toll-free (877) 764-5437
KidsCare is the state of Arizona’s children’s health insurance program (CHIP) for eligible children who are under 19 years of age. The federal Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 reauthorized the CHIP. The Act finances CHIP through fiscal year 2013. P.L. 111-3.
arrow - department subdivision AHCCCS SSI/MAO Office
801 E. Jefferson Street
Mail Drop 3800
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 417-5010 or Toll-free (800) 528-0142
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is a federal program funded by general tax revenues (not Social Security taxes). The program pays benefits disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
arrow - department subdivision Arizona Long-term Care System (ALTCS)
801 E. Jefferson Street
Mail Drop 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 417-6600
The Arizona Long-term Care System includes the management and delivery of hospitalization, medical care, institutional services and home and community based services to members through the administration, the program contractors and providers pursuant to this article together with federal participation under title XIX of the federal Social Security Act.


HEALTH-E-ARIZONA
(602) 417-4199 or Toll-free (877) 717-4199
www.healthearizona.org
Health-e-Arizona is the online application for state of Arizona services such as: Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) Health Insurance, KidsCare, Nutrition Assistance (food stamps) and Cash Assistance. Arizona residents can apply for themselves, their family, or someone close to them. Health-e-Arizona will screen the application based on the information entered and send it to an office for a decision.


HEALTH FACILITIES AUTHORITY, ARIZONA
11024 N. 28th Drive, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 375-2770
www.azhfa.com
Blaine Bandi, Executive Director
The Arizona Health Facilities Authority is committed to financing the future of healthcare in Arizona. The Authority serves as a catalyst in the development of healthcare services in rural and underserved areas of the state. As a quasi-governmental body, the Authority is uniquely positioned to leverage both public and private financing for the development of new services and nurturing of appropriate existing services throughout Arizona. A.R.S § 36-483.


HEALTH SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1025
www.azdhs.gov
Will Humble, Director
The Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Its mission is to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership.

arrow - department subdivision Arizona State Hospital
2500 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 244-1331
www.azdhs.gov/azsh/
Arizona State Hospital has a long tradition of providing effective and caring treatment and rehabilitative services to the most severely mentally ill persons in our state.
arrow - department subdivision Behavioral Health Services
150 N. 18th Ave., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4558
www.azdhs.gov/bhs/
Created in 1986, the Division of Behavioral Health Services serves as the single state authority to provide coordination, planning, administration, regulation and monitoring of all facets of the state public behavioral health system.
arrow - department subdivision Public Health Services
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1023
www.azdhs.gov/phs/
The division of Public Health Service’s mission is to protect and improve the public's health through prevention and control of disease and disability.
arrow - department subdivision Licensing Services
150 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2536
www.azdhs.gov/als/
The Division of Licensing Services licenses and monitors health and child care facilities and providers throughout Arizona. Licensing inspections, onsite surveys, and complaint investigations are conducted to promote quality care and safety and ensure that performance standards are met for facility operation and maintenance.


HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM, JOINT AD HOC TASK FORCE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Joint Ad Hoc Task Force on Higher Education Reform is to examine and recommend necessary financing and accountability structures to meet the accessibility and affordability needs of students in this state both now and in the future regarding higher education. This includes direct and indirect financing mechanisms, the acquisition and disposition of major assets of higher education institutions, student based funding, performance based funding, financial, tuition and fee increases among other considerations. Ad Hoc created by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. EXPIRATION DATE: 12/31/2010


HIGHWAY EXPANSION AND EXTENSION LOAN PROGRAM (HELP)
Arizona Department of Transportation
Office of Financial Management Services
206 S. 17th Ave.
Mail Drop 200B
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-7441
www.azdot.gov/Inside_ADOT/HELP/
The Highway Expansion and Extension Loan Program is a comprehensive loan and financial assistance program for eligible highway projects in Arizona. HELP provides the state and communities in Arizona a new financing mechanism to stretch limited transportation dollars and bridge the gap between the needs and available revenues.


HIGHWAY SAFETY, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF
3030 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1550
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 255-3216 or Toll-free (877) 355-3216
www.azgohs.gov
Alberto Gutier, Director
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is the focal point for highway safety issues in Arizona. GOHS is a cabinet agency that provides leadership by developing, promoting, and coordinating programs; influencing public and private policy; and increasing public awareness of highway safety.


HISTORICAL SOCIETY, ARIZONA
949 E. Second Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 617-1169
www.azhs.gov
Anne I. Woosley, Executive Director
Arizona’s oldest historical agency, the Arizona Historical Society serves as the steward of state and regional history, fulfilling its mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona, the West, and northern Mexico as it pertains to Arizona. AHS collections not only provide premier resources for recounting Arizona’s past, but are invaluable tools for promoting public understanding of contemporary issues such as water availability, immigration, free trade, mining, ranching and agribusiness, the defense industry, cultural diversity, and urban development and revitalization.

arrow - department subdivision Museum at Papago Park
1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 929-9499
The Museum at Papago Park is the principal museum in the Phoenix metropolitan area covering the changes that have made Arizona what it is today. Concentrating on Arizona in the 20th and 21st centuries, the museum is filled with stories about – World War II and its effects in Arizona, the rise of desert cities, and Arizona popular culture. The museum brings stories to life through engaging exhibits, hands-on and multimedia displays, children’s activities, and a variety of educational programs.
arrow - department subdivision Pioneer Museum
2340 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-6272
The Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff is located in the historic Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent. Exhibits reflect Flagstaff and northern Arizona history, as well as ranching, logging, and transportation.
arrow - department subdivision Sanguinetti House Museum
240 S. Madison Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 782-1841
The Sanguinetti House Museum is in an 1870s adobe building and focuses on the history of the Lower Colorado River from the 1540s to the present.
arrow - department subdivision Arizona History Museum
949 E. Second Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 628-5774
The Arizona History Museum’s focus is southern Arizona history from Spanish colonial through territorial eras. Exhibit topics include mining and transportation. The Arizona’s Treasures exhibit features Geronimo’s rifle and 18th-century Spanish silver artifacts.
arrow - department subdivision Downtown History Museum – Tucson
Wells Fargo Bank building
140 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 770-1473
The AHS Downtown Museum exhibits depict early Tucson businesses and homes, including drugstores, police and fire departments, and the Romero barbershop.
arrow - department subdivision Fort Lowell Museum
2900 N. Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 885-3832
The Fort Lowell Museum is located in the reconstructed Commanding Officer's quarters of Old Fort Lowell, originally established in 1873. The museum features exhibits about military life on the Arizona frontier.
arrow - department subdivision Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House Museum – Tucson
151 S. Granada Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 628-5774
The historic adobe Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House was built in the 1870s.


HISTORICAL SOCIETY, PRESCOTT
415 W. Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 445-3122
www.charlot.org
John Langellier, Director
The mission of the Prescott Historical Society is to serve as an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community understanding and appreciation of historical, social, and natural aspects of Arizona, with emphasis on the Central Highlands, and which promotes involvement in and support for research, collections, conservation, exhibits, and related programs. A.R.S. § 41- 831.


HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7030
www.azdohs.gov
Gilbert Orrantia, Director
The mission of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security is to protect Arizona's citizens and residents through providing strategic direction for enhancing regional capability and capacity to: prevent terrorist attacks within Arizona; reduce Arizona's vulnerability to all critical hazards; and, minimize the damage and recover from all critical hazards that affect the safety, well-being and economic security of the citizens and residents of Arizona.


HOMELAND SECURITY SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE
1700 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.fema.gov/pdf/government/grant/2010/fy10_hsgp_kit.pdf
Gilbert Orrantia, Director
The Homeland Security Senior Advisory Committee examines how to integrate preparedness activities across disciplines, agencies, and levels of government, including state, territorial, local, and tribal units of government. A cohesive planning framework should be incorporated that builds and implements homeland security initiatives which leverage DHS resources, as well as other federal, state, territory, local, and tribal resources. Specific attention should be paid to how all available preparedness funding sources can be effectively utilized in a collaborative manner to support the enhancement of overall capabilities.


HOMELAND SECURITY, JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Katy Yanez, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Joint Legislative Committee on Homeland Security provides a forum for persons to express their concerns about state programs that relate to homeland security and make administrative and legislative recommendations concerning homeland security issues. Laws 2006, Ch. 317.


HOMELAND SECURITY REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCILS, ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF
1700 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7052
www.homelandsecurity.az.gov
Gilbert Orrantia, Director
Each region of the state is represented by a Regional Advisory Council for the Department of Homeland Security. Each RAC is comprised of first responders and local elected officials who live or work in the region, including: two members from fire service (one rural, one urban); one police chief; one sheriff; one member for tribal government; one emergency manager; one mayor; one county supervisor; two at-large members nominated by the legislative members of the Homeland Security Coordinating Council; and members from the Department of Public Safety and county public health. It is through these RACs that homeland security projects are initially prioritized and approved.

arrow - department subdivision Central Region: Maricopa County
arrow - department subdivision Eastern Region: Pinal, Gila, Graham and Greenlee Counties
arrow - department subdivision Northern Region: Coconino, Navajo and Apache Counties
arrow - department subdivision Southern Region: Yuma, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties
arrow - department subdivision Western Region: Mohave, Yavapai and La Paz Counties


HOMELAND SECURITY TECHNICAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7052
www.azdohs.gov/Councils/TSC.asp
The Homeland Security Technical Standards Committee assists the state in the development of technical standards for equipment, training and exercises. It is the goal of the Department of Homeland Security to include membership from a variety of disciplines on the Technical Standards Committee to include, but not be limited to: fire service, law enforcement, public health, information technology, emergency management, agriculture, public works, and medical.


HOME INSPECTORS
See: Technical Registration, Board of


HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING, GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON
Department of Economic Security
1717 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 010A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-6627
www.azdes.gov/common.aspx?menu=36&menuc=8&id=2348
Neal Young, Director
The Governor’s Commission on Homelessness and Housing develops and implements plans to prevent and end homelessness in the state of Arizona. The Commission is chaired by the governor of Arizona, and in the governor’s absence, co-chaired by the directors of the Department of Economic Security and the Department of Housing. The Council has 18 members, each of whom are appointed by the governor, and serve, without compensation, at the pleasure of the governor. E.O. 2010-03.


HOMEOPATHIC AND INTEGRATED MEDICINE EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-8154
www.azhomeopathbd.az.gov
Christine Springer, Executive Director
The Board of Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine’s mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Arizona citizens by examining, licensing and regulating homeopathic physicians. The Board also registers homeopathic medical assistants who work under the supervision of licensed homeopathic physicians. A.R.S. § 32-2902.


HOSPITAL ADVISORY BOARD, ARIZONA STATE
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 220-6000
January Contreras, Director
The Arizona State Hospital Advisory Board advises the director of the Department of Health and the hospital superintendent in determining goals and evaluating the achievement of these goals; monitors compliance with standards for patients’ rights; reviews all budgets and contracts; assists in identifying alternative funding sources; and reviews and advises on coordination of services, programs, and facilities. A.R.S. § 36-217.


HOSPITAL, ARIZONA STATE
See: Health Services, Department of


HOUSING COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Department of Housing
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1000
www.azhousing.gov/PageListaspx?CID=17
Michael Trailor, Executive Director
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Jennifer Thomsen, Dianna O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Arizona Housing Commission serves as an advisory body to the governor and to the Department of Housing. The Commission is comprised of 24 key decision-makers from private industry, community-based nonprofit housing organizations, and state, local and tribal governments. A.R.S. § 41-3954, Laws 2001, Ch. 22 and 368.


HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1000
www.azhousing.gov
Michael Trailor, Director
The Department of Housing and the Arizona Housing Finance Authority (AzHFA) were established so that state government in Arizona could assist in developing affordable housing for working families. A.R.S. § 41-3903.


HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY (AzHFA), ARIZONA
See: Housing, Department of


HUMANITIES COUNCIL (AHC), ARIZONA
The Ellis-Shackelford House
1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257-0335
www.azhumanities.org
Brenda Thomson, Executive Director
The Arizona Humanities Council creates opportunities for sharing diverse stories that convey people’s histories, traditions, social mores, beliefs and insights about what it means to be human. The Council does so through critical thinking and public discussion, to better understand and appreciate one another, so that people can make informed decisions about their collective future. P.L. 94-462.


HUMAN RESOURCES
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ICEBERG LETTUCE RESEARCH COUNCIL, ARIZONA
Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3262
www.azda.gov/CDP/IcebergLettuce.htm
Donald Butler, Director
The Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council conducts research for an Arizona industry that produces more than 29 million cartons of iceberg lettuce annually. The Council reviews and awards a wide range of research proposals on topics such as variety development and lettuce pest eradication. Awards also are made for programs relating to production, harvesting, handling and hauling lettuce from fields to markets. A.R.S. § 3-526.01 as amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 230, § 3.


IMAGING GROUP, ARIZONA STATE
Department of Administration
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 400
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2250
www.lib.az.us/records/imaginggroup/
Lori J. Boak, Deputy Chief Information Officer
The Arizona State Imaging Group is a community of best practices that helps state and local governments: understand the laws, regulations, and processes to get authorization for imaging projects; share best practices and facilitate project success; assist with business analysis; interface with vendors; and, identify opportunities for collaboration and a statewide enterprise architecture for imaging.


IMPROVING JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT AND PROCESSING OF PROBATE COURT MATTERS, COMMITTEE ON
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3378
www.azcourts.gov/Default.aspx?alias=www.azcourts.gov/pcc
Judge Ann A. Scott Timmer, Chair
The purpose of the Committee on Improving Judicial Oversight and Processing of Probate Court Matters is to address concerns regarding the protection of incapacitated and vulnerable individuals. Although significant progress has been made over the past decade, additional efforts are needed to provide for the protection of vulnerable and incapacitated persons. Arizona Constitution, Article VI, § 3.


INCOME TAX CREDIT REVIEW COMMITTEE, JOINT LEGISLATIVE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Barbara Barzee, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Jennifer Anderson, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Richard A. Murphy and Sen. Jim Waring
The mission of the Joint Legislative Income Tax Credit Review Committee is to: determine the original purpose of existing tax credits; establish a standard for evaluating and measuring the success or failure of the tax credits; review the individual and corporate income tax credits pursuant to the schedule prescribed in A.R.S. § 43-222; and, after completing the review process, determine whether the credit should be amended, repealed or retained. A.R.S. § 43-221; Laws 2002, Ch. 238; Laws 2003, Ch. 122, § 1.


INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION
Arizona Legislative Council
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 926-4236
www.azredistricting.org
A new Independent Redistricting Commission will be formed in early 2011 for the next redistricting cycle. Its Web site remains online courtesy of the Arizona Legislative Council. The Commission's mission is to administer the fair and balanced redistricting of the Congressional and Legislative districts for the state of Arizona.


INDIAN AFFAIRS (ACIA), ARIZONA COMMISSION OF
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 156
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4421
www.indianaffairs.state.az.us
Kristine M. Thomas, Executive Director
The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs engages in a number of activities to fulfill its mission to strengthen the relationship between Arizona's tribes and urban Indian communities and state government. On any given day, ACIA staffers may direct prospective tourists to the appropriate cultural or visitor's center; answer questions for information on tribes or tribal lands; work with other agencies to facilitate meetings with tribal officials; update the Web page; prepare for workshops or presentations; and, during the legislative session, provide technical assistance to community members with bill tracking, prepare fact sheets on bills and post new information on bills that may affect tribes. A.R.S. § 41-541.


INDIAN HEALTH CARE, ADVISORY COUNCIL ON
2830 W. Glendale Ave., Ste. 1
Phoenix, AZ 85051
(602) 374-2575
www.acoihc.az.gov
Fred Hubbard, Executive Director
The Advisory Council on Indian Health Care develops a comprehensive health care delivery and financing system for American Indians, using Title XIX funds, state, and other federal funds; and facilitates communications, planning, and discussion among tribes, this state, and federal agencies relating to Indian health care. The Council consists of 20 members appointed by the governor for staggered two-year terms. A.R.S. § 36-2902.01.


INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION, INVESTMENT COMMITTEE FOR
800 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4411
Laura McGrory, Director
The Investment Committee for the Industrial Commission establishes investment policy and supervises investment activities of the state compensation fund. The Committee consists of three members, knowledgeable in investments and economics, appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 23-1065.


INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
800 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4411
www.ica.state.az.us
Laura McGrory, Director
The Industrial Commission of Arizona administers and enforces applicable laws and regulations not specifically delegated to others, relative to the protection of life, health, safety, and welfare of employees within the state. A.R.S. § 23-101.


INFANTS AND TODDLERS, INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR
3839 N. Third Street, Ste. 304
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 532-9960 or Toll-free (888) 439-5609
www.azdes.gov/azeip/
Molly Dries Bright, Executive Director
The Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers develops and implements a statewide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary and interagency service delivery system for eligible infants and toddlers and their families. Each state must plan for the establishment of a delivery system with adequate and equitable services; competent, trained personnel; coordination of financial resources; and development of programs and services which are responsive to the needs of families. P.L. 99-457. E.O. 1989-11.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUTHORIZATION COMMITTEE (ITAC)
Government Information Technology Agency
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 440
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4482
www.gita.state.az.us/councils_committees/itac/
Chad Kirkpatrick, Director
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Thomas Adkins, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Information Technology Authorization Committee consists of public and private business and business IT leaders. The ITAC meets monthly to review IT projects and other strategic IT issues as necessary. Any IT project valued over $1 million must be approved by the Committee. A.R.S. § 41-3521.


INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1215 or Toll-free (800) 528-8421
www.gcit.az.gov
Sandra Watson, Executive Director
The Governor’s Council on Innovation and Technology was established in 2003 to act as a catalyst to develop new economic strategies. The Council provides a forum for ideas, as well as a framework, to enable Arizona to become a global leader in innovation and technology research, development and product creation. E.O. 2006-07.


INSURANCE GUARANTY FUND BOARD
Department of Insurance
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 270
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3863
Christina Urias, Director

arrow - department subdivision Life and Disability
The Life and Disability Insurance Guaranty Fund Board assists the Department of Insurance in the administration of the insurer insolvencies by paying claims against insolvent life and disability insurance companies. A.R.S. § 20-684.
arrow - department subdivision Property and Casualty
The Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Fund Board assists the Department of Insurance in the administration of the insurer insolvencies by paying claims against insolvent property and casualty insurance companies. A.R.S. § 20-663.


INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 210
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 364-2499 or Toll-free (800) 325-2548
www.azinsurance.gov
Christina Urias, Director
The mission of the Department of Insurance is to faithfully execute the state insurance laws in a manner that protects insurance consumers and encourages economic development.


INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON LONG-TERM CARE
See: Long-term Care, Interagency Council on


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, ARIZONA – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Department of Transportation
206 S. 17th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-7081
Gail Lewis, Director, Office of P3 Initiatives and International Affairs
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Garth Kamp, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Diana O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Arizona International Development Authority's Governing Board’s duty is to engage in activities to facilitate the development of international trade or commerce. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor. Members of the board shall be chosen based on their experience in one or more of the fields of public finance, international banking, international commerce and relations, transportation, infrastructure and related facilities construction and land use planning. A.R.S. § 41-4503.


INTERSTATE ADULT OFFENDER SUPERVISION, STATE COUNCIL ON
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 344
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3324
www.azcourts.gov/apsd/InterstateCompactISC.aspx
www.interstatecompact.org
Dori Ege, Staff
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
(602) 926-3559 or Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Interstate Compact for Adult Supervision is the only legal mechanism in the country for the interstate transfer of the parole or probation of an adult offender. It is the purpose of this compact to promote public safety and protect the rights of victims through the control and regulation of the interstate movement of offenders in the community. In addition, this compact provides for the effective tracking, supervision and rehabilitation of these offenders by the sending and receiving states. A.R.S. § 31-467.


INTERSTATE COMPACT FOR THE SUPERVISION OF PAROLEES
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Christina Estes-Werther, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Stacy Weltsch, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Parolees establishes the rules that govern the transfer of adult supervised offenders. A.R.S. § 31-461.


INVASIVE SPECIES ADVISORY COUNCIL (AISAC), ARIZONA
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1334
www.governor.state.az.us/AIS/
Lori Faeth, Director
The Arizona Invasive Species Council was established under the joint leadership of the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Arizona Department of Agriculture to develop a consensus vision for a coordinated, multi-stakeholder approach to invasive species management in Arizona. This gubernatorial appointed advisory council was tasked to develop recommendations on how to coordinate between private, local, tribe, state, and federal entities on invasive species management efforts and issues for Arizona. E.O. 2005-09 and E.O. 2007-07.


INVESTMENT, STATE BOARD OF
Department of State Treasurer
1700 W. Washington Street, 1st Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 604-7800
www.aztreasury.gov/boi.html
The Board of Investment is responsible for reviewing the investment of state monies, serving as trustees of the Permanent Land Trust Funds, and approval of the State Treasurer’s Office Investment Policy.

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JOINT BOARD ON THE REGULATION OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
See: Physician Assistants


JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET COMMITTEE (JLBC)
See: Legislative branch


JUDICIAL COLLEGE OF ARIZONA (JCA)
Judicial Education Center
541 E. Van Buren Street, Ste. B4
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3060
www.azcourts.gov/educationservices/JudicialCollegeofArizona.aspx
The Judicial College of Arizona oversees education and training for all Arizona limited jurisdiction, general jurisdiction and appellate judges. Membership includes judges, law school professors, attorneys and public members.


JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON (CJC)
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 229
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3300
E. Keith Stott, Executive Director
The Commission on Judicial Conduct is the state agency responsible for overseeing the ethical conduct of Arizona judges. The Commission consists of 11 members including two judges of the Court of Appeals, two judges of the Superior Court, one Justice of the Peace, and one municipal court judge, appointed by the Supreme Court; two members of the State Bar of Arizona, appointed by the governing body of the State Bar; and three citizens who are not judges, retired judges, or members of the State Bar of Arizona, appointed by the governor for six-year staggered terms. Members require Senate confirmation. Arizona Constitution, Article VI.I.


JUDICIAL COUNCIL (AJC), ARIZONA
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 411
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3301
Lorraine Smith, Staff
www.supreme.state.az.us/ajc/
Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch, Chair
The Arizona Judicial Council was created to assist the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the administration of all courts, uniformity in court operations and coordination of court services that will improve the administration of justice in the state of Arizona.


JUDICIAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (COJET), COMMITTEE ON
Arizona Supreme Court
Education Services Division
541 E. Van Buren Street, Ste. B4
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3060
www.azcourts.gov/educationservices/JudicialEducationandTraining.aspx
The Committee on Judicial Education and Training establishes education and training policies and standards for judges and court personnel throughout the state. Membership consists of judges, court administrators, probation chiefs and juvenile court directors, deans of law schools, and public members.


JUDICIAL ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (JEAC)
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 229
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3200
http://supreme.state.az.us/ethics/Judicial_Ethics_Advisory_Committee.htm
Honorable Philip G. Espinosa, Chair
The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee issues advisory opinions interpreting the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees. Membership includes judges and public members.


JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION (JNC)
See: Trial Court Appointments, Commission on


JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW (JPR), ARIZONA COMMISSION ON
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 227
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231
(602) 452-3098
http://azjudges.info/home/
The Judicial Performance Review Commission is responsible for developing performance standards and thresholds, and conducting performance reviews of justices and judges who are merit selected and subject to retention elections. Currently this includes judges and justices serving on the Arizona Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Division I, Court of Appeals Division II, Maricopa County Superior Court and Pima County Superior Court.


JUDICIAL STAFF EDUCATION COMMITTEE (JSEC)
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3019
www.supreme.state.az.us/ed/jsec/JSEC_About.htm
Deb King, Staff
The Judicial Staff Education Committee oversees the development of education programs for judicial personnel who are not judicial officers or probation officers. Membership includes courtroom clerks, interpreters, judicial assistants, court security, bailiffs, court administrators, information technology managers, support staff, training coordinators and public members.


JUVENILE CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD, ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1298
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board provides oversight and guidance on Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections policy and procedures. The Board is responsible for assisting the governor in monitoring of the agency, ensuring coordination with other state agencies, juvenile justice stakeholders and community services and increasing public awareness and advocacy about the needs of youth in custody. E.O. 2007-22.


JUVENILE CORRECTIONS (ADJC), DEPARTMENT OF
1624 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4302
www.azdjc.gov
Michael Branham, Director
The Department of Juvenile Corrections is responsible for juveniles adjudicated delinquent and committed to its jurisdiction by the county juvenile courts. It is accountable to the citizens of Arizona for the promotion of public safety through the management of the state's secure juvenile facilities and the development and provision of a continuum of services to juvenile offenders, including rehabilitation, treatment and education.


JUVENILE COURTS (COJC), COMMITTEE ON
Arizona Supreme Court
Juvenile Justice Services Division
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 337
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3443
www.azcourts.gov/Default.aspx?alias=www.azcourts.gov/jjsd
The Committee on Juvenile Courts was established to facilitate communication and problem solving among the juvenile court judges in regard to juvenile court matters. The Committee advocates for fair and equal treatment of children, plans for future developments of the juvenile system, and recommends uniform policies and procedures to improve juvenile court operations by assisting the Arizona Judicial Council and the Committee on Superior Court in the development and implementation of policies designed to improve the quality of justice; access to the courts; and efficiency in court operations.


JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3404
www.gocyf.az.gov/Children/brd_AJJC.asp
Christy Alonzo, Program Administrator
The Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission provides leadership to state and local communities to develop and maintain a coordinated, best practice approach to juvenile justice prevention, intervention and public safety. E.O. 2007-26.

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K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICT RECEIVERSHIP, JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Joint Legislative Study Committee on K-12 School District Receivership reviews: causes of school district financial miscalculation of budgets; the role and responsibility of the school districts, the Department of Education, the County School Superintendent and the County Treasurer in the issuance and registration of school district warrants; and, the possible extension of school district receivership statutes. Laws 2007, Ch. 234.


K-12 SCHOOL FUNDING AND BEST PRACTICES, JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Joint Legislative Study Committee on K-12 School Funding and Best Practices is to: review and make recommendations on school district and charter school maintenance and operations funding, including recommendations on formula based funding that impact both local and state funds; review and make recommendations on school district and charter school capital funding, including recommendations on formula based funding that impact both local and state funds; and, review and make recommendations on best practices in school programs and school finance. Laws 2007, Ch. 264.

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LAND DEPARTMENT, STATE
1616 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4631
www.land.state.az.us
Maria Baier, Land Commissioner
The State Land Department manages State Trust lands and resources to enhance value and optimize economic return for the Trust beneficiaries, consistent with sound stewardship, conservation, and business management principles supporting socioeconomic goals for citizens here today and generations to come. To manage and provide support for resource conservation programs for the well-being of the public and the state's natural environment.


LAND DEPARTMENT BOARD OF APPEALS, ARIZONA STATE
State Land Department
1616 W. Adams Street, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4631
www.land.state.az.us/divisions/board.htm
Maria Baier, State Land Commissioner
All state land sales and commercial leases are approved by the Arizona State Land Department Board of Appeals, which also serves as an Administrative Review Board. Applicants and lessees may appeal to the Board a final decision of the state land commissioner that relates to appraisals and classifications. A.R.S. § 37-215.


LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
See: Technical Registration, Board of


LAW ENFORCEMENT MERIT SYSTEM COUNCIL
2102 W. Encanto Blvd., Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 223-2286
www.azdps.gov/About/Organization/Directors_Office/LEMSC/
Commander Iven T. Wooten, Business Manager
The Law Enforcement Merit System Council classifies all positions in the Department of Public Safety, establishes standards for all classified positions; provides a plan for the selection, appointment, retention, and separation of employees; establishes rules for hours of employment, annual and sick leave, and leave without pay; and hears and reviews appeals from any order of the director of the Department of Public Safety in connection with suspension, demotion, or dismissal of classified employees. The Council consists of three members, appointed by the governor for six-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-1830.11.


LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARERS, BOARD OF
Arizona Supreme Court
Certification and Licensing Division
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3108
www.azcourts.gov/cld/LegalDocumentPreparers.aspx
Les Krambeal, Chair
The Legal Document Preparer Program certifies non-attorney legal document preparers in Arizona who provide document preparation assistance and services to individuals and entities not represented by an attorney. Legal Document Preparers may provide general legal information but may not give legal advice.


LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
1700 W. Washington Street
1938 Addition, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 926-4236
www.azleg.gov/az_leg_council/documentation.htm
Sen. Robert Burns, Chair
Michael Braun, Executive Director
The Legislative Council provides bill drafting, research and other services for the Legislature as deemed necessary to improve the quality of legislation and to ensure full participation by the legislative branch in determining and reviewing policy and the administration of state affairs.


LEGISLATIVE GOVERNMENTAL MALL COMMISSION
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Michelle Hindman, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Legislative Governmental Mall Commission develops and maintains a comprehensive long-range general plan for development of the governmental mall. The Commission consists of nine members including two members appointed by the governor, one of whom shall have experience in land planning or architecture; the president of the Senate or the president’s designee as an advisory member; the speaker of the House or the speaker’s designee as an advisory member; one member of the public appointed by the president of the Senate; one member of the public appointed by the speaker of the House; the director of the Department of Administration or the director’s designee; the chair of the Historical Advisory Commission or the chair’s designee; two members appointed by the chair of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, one of whom shall have experience in county planning; and two members appointed by the mayor of the city of Phoenix, one of whom shall have experience in urban planning. Public members serve three-year terms. A.R.S. § 41-1361.


LEGISLATURE, ARIZONA STATE
See: Legislative Branch section


LIBRARY EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
1700 W. Washington Street
1938 Addition, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 926-4035
www.lib.az.us/about/dlaprboard.cfm
Co-chairs: Sen. Robert Burns and Rep. Kirk Adams
Authorized by A.R.S. § 41-1332, the Board of Library, Archives and Public Records exercises general supervision over the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, and appoints the Director of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. The Director serves at the pleasure of the Board. The Speaker of the House of Representatives serves as Chairman in even-numbered years, and the President of the Senate serves as Chairman in odd-numbered years. One member of the Senate is appointed by the President of the Senate, and one member of the House of Representatives is appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


LIMITED JURISDICTIONAL COURTS (LJC), COMMITTEE ON
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3242
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/CommitteeonLimitedJurisdictionCourts.aspx
Mark Meltzer, Court Specialist
As a standing committee of the Arizona Judicial Council, the Committee on Limited Jurisdiction Courts assists the Council and the Supreme Court in the development and implementation of policies designed to improve the quality of justice, access to the courts and efficiency in court operations; identify the needs and study the internal operation of the limited jurisdiction courts; and analyze and plan for future developments and recommend uniform administrative policies and procedures to improve judicial administration.


LIQUOR BOARD, STATE
800 W. Washington Street, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5141
www.azliquor.gov/board.html
Charles Huellmantel, Chair
The State Liquor Board is responsible for hearing all liquor license applications protested by the public, governing body of a city, town or county, or the director of the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. The Board also may cause a protest of an application. Additionally, an aggrieved party may appeal certain decisions of the director to the Board for review.


LIQUOR LICENSES AND CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF
800 W. Washington Street, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5141
www.azliquor.gov
Alan Everett, Director
The mission of the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control is to promote the health, safety and welfare of Arizona citizens by licensing the liquor industry and assuring compliance with state liquor laws through collaboration, training, adjudication and enforcement.


LIVESTOCK AND AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 900
Waddell, AZ 85355
(623) 546-8266
James R. Sweeney, Chair
The Livestock and Agriculture Committee promotes the livestock and agricultural resources of the state for the purpose of conducting an annual Arizona national livestock fair by the Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board to further promote livestock resources.


LOCAL BOARD, CORRECTIONS OFFICER RETIREMENT PLAN
The Corrections Office Retirement Plan Local Boards: decide all questions of eligibility and service credits and determine the amount, manner, and time of payment of any benefit under the plan; determine the right of a claimant to a benefit and afford a claimant or the fund manager or both the right to a rehearing on the original determination; request and receive from the employers and from members information necessary for the proper administration of the plan and action on claims for benefits and forward the information to the fund manager; distribute in an appropriate manner information explaining the plan which the fund manager receives; furnish the employer, the fund manager, and the Legislature on request annual reports with respect to the administration of the plan; appoint a medical board composed of a designated physician or clinic other than the employer’s regular employee or contractor; and sue and be sued to effectuate the duties and responsibilities set forth. A.R.S. § 38-893.

arrow - department subdivision Corrections, Department of
1831 W. Jefferson Street
Mail Code 560
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2100, ext. 234 and 233
www.azcorrections.gov/adc/corp/Hema_Corp_CorpDir.aspx
Patrick E. Scherden, Chair
arrow - department subdivision Juvenile Corrections, Department of
1624 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-9261
Desiree Cruz, Secretary


LOCAL BOARD, PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL RETIREMENT SYSTEM
The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Local Board was created to provide a uniform, consistent and equitable statewide program for public safety personnel who are regularly assigned hazardous duty in the employ of Arizona or a political subdivision of the state. The Department of Public Safety, the Game and Fish Department, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, each county, each municipal fire department, and each municipal police department shall have a local board. Each state agency local board consists of two members elected by members and three citizens appointed by the governor. Renewal terms of office will be four years. A.R.S. §§ 38-841, 38-847.

arrow - department subdivision Arizona State University (ASU)
Human Resource Benefits
P.O. Box 875612
Tempe, AZ 85287-5612
(480) 965-2701
Nancy Attwell, Secretary
arrow - department subdivision Attorney General
1275 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7929
Ronald G. Gibson, Secretary
arrow - department subdivision Emergency and Military Affairs
5636 E. McDowell Road
Mail Drop M5101
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 267-2731
Danielle Salomon, Director
arrow - department subdivision Game and Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Highway
DOPR
Phoenix, AZ 85086
(623) 236-7399
Cora Mattox, Secretary
arrow - department subdivision Liquor Licenses
800 W. Washington Street, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-9050
Manuel Escudero
arrow - department subdivision Northern Arizona University (NAU)
P.O. Box 5602
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
(928) 523-3611
Sgt. Paul Sorenson
arrow - department subdivision Public Safety, Department of (DPS)
P.O. Box 6638
Mail Drop 1100
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 223-2147
Sherry Williams, Secretary
arrow - department subdivision State Capitol Police
1700 W. Washington Street
Basement, B-15
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4503
Sgt. Brett Boettcher, Secretary
arrow - department subdivision State Parks
1300 W. Washington Street, Ste. 415
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4174
Renée Bahl, Executive Director
arrow - department subdivision Tucson Airport Authority
7005 S. Plumer Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 573-8100
Cathy Arnit, Secretary
arrow - department subdivision University of Arizona (UofA)
1852 E. First Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-7538
Carmen C. Elias, Secretary


LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOLAR EQUIPMENT PERMIT PROCESS IMPROVEMENT STUDY COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Michelle Hindman, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Local Government Solar Equipment Permit Process Improvement Study Committee collects information on and considers the following issues: best practices regarding local government permitting standards and permitting fees associated with solar energy features; and, removing barriers in the permitting and inspection process to successful development and use of solar energy. Laws 2008, Ch. 241. EXPIRATION DATE: 09/30/2010


LONG-TERM CARE, INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON
Department of Economic Security
1789 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 950A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-6572
https://egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet/common.aspx?menu=36&menuc=28&id=8752
Melanie Starns, IACLTC Chair
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Eden Rolland, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ingrid Garvey, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Interagency Council on Long-Term Care is to help the state achieve a coordinated long-term care services delivery system by recommending methods to develop and implement a coordinated long-term care services delivery system and defining the state’s long-term care obligations by coordinating applicable state and federal mandates that relate to long-term care services. A.R.S. § 41-4101.


LOTTERY COMMISSION, ARIZONA STATE
4740 E. University Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(480) 921-4400
www.arizonalottery.com/CommissionMeetingMinutes.html
Jeff Hatch-Miller, Executive Director
The Arizona State Lottery Commission conducts, administers, and regulates the Arizona State Lottery; has powers to license agents; distributes lottery revenue; and sets codes of conduct and penalties for the running of the state lottery. A.R.S. § 5-502

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MANUFACTURED HOUSING, BOARD OF
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1003
www.dfbls.az.gov/omh.aspx
Gene Palma, Director
The Office of Manufactured Housing maintains standards of safety and quality for all manufactured and mobile homes, factory built buildings and accessory structures. These standards promote the health, safety and welfare of Arizona citizens and are consistent with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A.R.S. § 41-2143.


MASSAGE THERAPY, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 300
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-8604
www.massagetherapy.az.gov
Craig Runbeck, Executive Director
The Board of Massage Therapy evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure; issues licenses; regulates the practice of massage therapy; establishes requirements for the education of licensees and applicants; and adopts rules for ethical and professional conduct to govern the practice of massage therapy in this state. A.R.S. § 32-4204.


MEDICAL BOARD, ARIZONA
9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 551-2700 or Toll-free (877) 255-2212
www.azmd.gov
Lisa Wynn, Executive Director
The Arizona Medical Board is committed to serving the public through licensing and regulation of allopathic physicians. It is committed to streamlining the laws that regulate the medical profession by clarifying existing regulations and creating new laws to address future needs of the community. A.R.S. § 32-1402, as amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 204, § 4.


MEDICAL DIRECTION COMMISSION (MDC)
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
150 N. 18th Ave., Ste. 540
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3150 or Toll-free (800) 200-8523
www.azdhs.gov/bems/mdc.htm
Will Humble, Director
The Medical Direction Commission consists assists the Department of Health Services director in developing medical protocols governing the medical treatments, procedures, medications, training and techniques administered or performed by each class of emergency medical technicians. The Commission consists of 12 members who serve three-year terms.


MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, ARIZONA COMMISSION ON
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4331
www.governor.state.az.us/ACMER/
The Arizona Commission on Medical Education and Research was established to develop a plan to implement a Memorandum of Understanding adopted by the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona regarding the expansion of medical education and research in Phoenix. Members of the Commission shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor. E.O. 2004-25.


MEDICAL RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY BOARD OF EXAMINERS (MRTBE)
Radiation Regulatory Agency
4814 S. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 255-4845, ext. 241
www.azrra.gov
Shanna Farish, Program Manager
The Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners was established in 1977 after extensive study and review of documented statistics revealed: the major portion of the population’s man-made radiation exposure in the United States is from the use of medical and dental x-ray producing equipment; and, of that portion, a significant amount is unnecessary because of the suboptimal use of equipment by the operator.


MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS, BOARD OF
Programs of the Board of Medical Student Loans provide educational loans and scholarships sponsored by the state of Arizona.

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U of A College of Medicine
Financial Aid
P.O. Box 245026
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-4555
www.financial-aid.medicine.arizona.edu
Maggie Gumble, Director Financial Aid
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A. T. Still University
Financial Aid
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 219-6000
www.atsu.edu/financial_aid/
Midwestern University
Financial Aid
19555 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 572-3321
www.midwestern.edu/Programs_and_Admission/Financial_Aid.html
E. Thomas Billard, Director


MERIT AWARD SYSTEM BOARD
Department of Administration
1700 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1246
Tad Wooten, Director
The Merit Award System Board establishes policy for the operation of the merit award system and reviews and approves suggestions in concurrence with the head of the agency in which the cost saving is realized. The Board consists of five members appointed by the governor to serve staggered four-year terms. A.R.S. § 38-613.


MILITARY AFFAIRS COMMISSION
Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 267-2700
www.azdema.gov
Maj. Gen. Hugo E. Salazar, Adjutant General
The purpose of the Military Affairs Commission advises the governor and the Legislature on matters affecting the operational viability of Arizona military facilities including military: installations, training routes, restricted airspace, ranges or areas under the jurisdiction of an active unit of the Uniformed Armed Services of the U.S. or any reserve or National Guard component thereof. The Commission also recommends to the Department of Military and Emergency Affairs how monies from the Military Installation Fund should be awarded. Furthermore, the Commission assists with coordination among the U.S. military operating in Arizona, the Congressional delegation, the governor, the state Legislature as well as state and local leaders. The Commission recommends actions necessary to sustain military operations and enhance the state’s preparedness to respond to potential new missions and prevent military facilities from closing or downsizing. Additionally, the Commission studies issues relating to veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces and other military quality of life issues. Laws 2010, Ch. 208, § 2.


MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF COMMITTEE
Department of Veterans’ Services
3839 N. Third Street, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 234-8436
www.azdvs.gov/benefits/relief_fund.aspx
Col. Joey Strickland, Director
The Military Family Relief Committee determines appropriate uses of money from the Military Family Relief Fund. The advisory committee consists of the director of the Department of Vetrerans’ Service or the director's designee and 12 additional members, including widows and widowers of military personnel who died in the line of duty, military retirees, veterans who have a service-connected disability and their family members and Arizona Army and Air National Guard unit commanders. Except for the director, the governor shall appoint the members based on recommendations by the director, by Arizona Army and Air National Guard commanders and by commanders of military bases in this state. Appointed members serve at the pleasure of the governor. A.R.S. § 41-608.04.


MILITARY INSTALLATION FUND
Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
5636 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 267-2700
www.azdema.gov
Maj. Gen. Hugo E. Salazar, Adjutant General
The Military Installation Fund, as distributed by the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs upon recommendation from the Military Affairs Commission, provides monies for the purposes of preservation or enhancement of a military installation in this state; including: acquisition of real estate, property rights and related infrastructure and management of such property; and, structural renovations or construction of building modifications or improvements that mitigate or attenuate impacts in high noise or accident potential zones. A portion of Fund monies is allotted to counties, cities and towns for military preservation or enhancement projects or analytical reports or studies requested by federal or state agencies or military facilities in this state. Laws 2010, Ch. 208, § 3.


MINING AND MINERAL MUSEUM, ARIZONA
1502 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1611
http://mines.az.gov/General/museum.html
Jan Rasmussen, Museum Curator
The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum commemorates the mining industry that helped build Arizona. Arizona is the United States’s number one mining state with the largest value of non-fuel mineral production in the country.


MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES (ADMMR), ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF
1502 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1600 or Toll-free (800) 446-4259
http://mines.az.gov
Madan M. Singh, Director
The Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources is a non-regulatory state agency that aids in the promotion and development of Arizona's mineral resources. The agency accomplishes this through technical research, field investigations, disseminating information through publications and personal contacts, and by maintaining the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum.


MINES AND MINERAL RESOURCES BOARD OF GOVERNORS
1502 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1600 or Toll-free (800) 446-4259
www.mines.az.gov
Madan M. Singh, Director
The Board of Governors of the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources supports the development of mineral resources on public lands in a manner consistent with the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970 (and subsequent Acts of 1980 and 1984) and internationally adopted standards for sustainable resource development: promoting environmental stewardship, economic stability, and effective governance processes. A.R.S. §§ 27-101.01 and 27-103.


MINING REGULATIONS, AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ralene Whitmer, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Russ Jones and Sen. Sylvia Allen
The Ad Hoc Committee on Mining Regulations reviews administrative regulations of the mining industry with particular attention to administrative rules that affect the development and operation of mine and mineral resources. The Committee evaluates the purpose, counter productivity, scientific basis, burdens and redundancies of mining administrative rules. The committee also makes recommendations for streamlining and coordinating administrative procedures, sharing information among agencies, relieving unnecessary governmental burdens, generating investment in the mining industry, as well as creating a centralized database of information on lands that enable shared access, storage, retrieval and archiving of information. EXPIRATION DATE: 08/01/2010


MINORITIES IN THE JUDICIARY (COM), COMMISSION ON
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3252
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/CommissiononMinorities.aspx
Susan Pickard, Court Specialist
The Commission on Minorities in the Judiciary, a standing committee of the Arizona Judicial Council, seeks to address disproportionate minority contact in the justice system; enrich the diversity of the judiciary to reflect the communities it serves, while maintaining the highest level of qualifications; promote cultural competency in its judicial officers and employees; and enhance communication with minority communities through education and collaboration with public and private sector programs that aspire to similar purposes.


MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL, ARIZONA
Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
3030 N. Central Ave., Ste. 1550
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 255-3216 or Toll-free (877) 355-3216
www.azgohs.gov/programs/default.asp?ID=8
Alberto Gutier, Director
The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council implements and supports voluntary motorcycle education, awareness and other programs, including covering the cost of materials for motorcycle safety, education and awareness programs. The Council consists of five members who have experience in motorcycle safety and who are appointed by the governor for three-year terms. A.R.S. § 28-2010.


MULTISTATE HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION AGREEMENT
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Justin Riches, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Participating jurisdictions of the Multistate Highway Transportation Agreement constitute a Committee which may: collect, correlate, analyze and evaluate information resulting from research and testing activities in relation to vehicle size and weight related matters; recommend and encourage research and testing of vehicle size and weight related matters; and recommend changes in law or policy emphasizing compatibility of laws, administrative rules or regulations to promote effective governmental action or coordination in vehicle size and weight related matters. A.R.S. §§ 28-1821 and 28-1822; Laws 1989, Ch. 30, § 1.


MUNICIPAL TAX CODE COMMISSION
Department of Revenue
1600 W. Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 716-6826
www.modelcitytaxcode.org/forms/MTCC.htm
Kathleen Jackson, Staff
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Barbara Barzee, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Jennifer Anderson, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Municipal Tax Code Commission consists of a representative of the Department of Revenue and nine mayors or councilmembers of cities or towns that have adopted the model city tax code. Five members are appointed by the governor, two members are appointed by the president of the Senate and two members are appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives. No more than two members of the commission may be from the same city or town and their terms are three years. A.R.S. § 42-6052, as amended by Laws 2000, Ch. 297, § 6.

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NATIONAL GUARD
See: Emergency and Military Affairs, Department of


NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-8242
www.npbomex.az.gov
Craig Runbeck, Executive Director
The primary duty of the Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners is to protect the public through the regulation of the practice of naturopathic medicine. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor for five-year terms. The Board has four naturopathic physician members and three public members; terms are staggered. A.R.S. § 32-1502.


NAVIGABLE STREAM ADJUDICATION COMMISSION (ANSAC), ARIZONA
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. B-54
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-9214
www.azstreambeds.com
George Mehnert, Executive Director
The mission of the Arizona Navigable Stream Adjudication Commission is twofold, to determine the navigability of Arizona's 39,039 watercourses as of statehood February 14, 1912 for streambed title purposes, and to determine the public trust values of all watercourses that were navigable at statehood. ANSAC's mission relates only to matters regarding streambed title. Issues dealing with water use or water rights are not within ANSAC's authority. A.R.S. § 37-1121.


NOMINATION, RETENTION AND STANDARDS COMMISSION ON INDIGENT DEFENSE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Garth Kamp, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Stacy Weltsch, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Nomination, Retention and Standards Commission on Indigent Defense submits to the governor names of at least three persons as nominations for the position of State Capital Postconviction Public Defender, upon original nomination, or within 30 days after the occurrence of a vacancy. The Commission also, by a majority vote, determines if good cause exists for the removal from office of the Public Defender. Laws 2006, Ch. 369.


NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE COMMISSION ON APPELLATE COURT APPOINTMENTS
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix AZ, 85007
(602) 542-2449
Linda Stiles, Director
The Nominating Committee for the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments is a nonpartisan commission composed of the chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, five attorney members, who shall be nominated by the board of governors of the State Bar of Arizona and appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate in the manner prescribed by law, and 10 nonattorney members who shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate in the manner prescribed by law. At least 90 days prior to a term expiring or within 21 days of a vacancy occurring for a nonattorney member on the commission for appellate court appointments, the governor shall appoint a nominating committee of nine members, not more than five of whom may be from the same political party. The makeup of the committee shall, to the extent feasible, reflect the diversity of the population of the state. Arizona Constitution, Article VI, § 36.


NURSING, BOARD OF
4747 N. Seventh Street, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 771-7800
www.azbn.gov
Joey Ridenour, Executive Director
The Board of Nursing assures that standards of practice are met and persons engaged in the practice of nursing are competent. It approves individuals for licensure, registration and certification, approves educational programs for nurses and nursing assistants, investigates complaints concerning licensee's compliance with the law, and determines and administers disciplinary actions in the event of proven violations of the Nurse Practice Act. A.R.S. § 32-1602.


NURSING CARE INSTITUTION ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY MANAGERS, BOARD OF EXAMINERS
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. B-8
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2273
www.aznciaboard.us
Allen Imig, Executive Director
The Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers handle the licensing and regulation for the administrators and managers of nursing care institutions and assisted living facilities.

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION REVIEW BOARD
Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4411
Laura McGrory, Director
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Board submits to the governor a list of names of persons to be considered for appointment to the Board who by reason of training, education or experience are qualified to carry out the powers and duties of the Board. One member shall be a representative of management, one member shall be a representative of labor and three members shall be representatives of the general public. The Board consists of five members appointed by the governor. A.R.S. § 23-422.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
4205 N. Seventh Ave., Ste. 305
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 589-8352
www.otboard.az.gov
Wendy H. Hammon, Executive Director
The Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners was established by the Arizona Legislature to regulate occupational therapists. As such, the Board issues and renews licenses and requires that each applicant meet minimum standards of education, experience and competency. The Board also receives and investigates complaints, takes appropriate disciplinary action and responds to inquiries from consumers as to the license status of individual occupational therapy professionals.


OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (AzOGCC), ARIZONA
416 W. Congress Street, Ste. 100
Tucson, AZ 85701-1381
(520) 770-3500
www.azogcc.az.gov
Steven L. Rauzi, Administrator
The Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has statutory responsibility to regulate the drilling for and production of oil, gas, helium, carbon dioxide, and geothermal resources. The AZOGCC consists of five members appointed by the governor and one ex-officio member, the State Land Commissioner. A.R.S. § 27-514.


OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS’ AIDE, OFFICE OF
3737 N. Seventh Street, Ste. 209
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 277-7292 or Toll-free (800) 872-2879
www.azleg.gov/ombudsman/
Patrick Shannahan, Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide
The Arizona Ombudsman-Citizens' Aide is an independent agency of the Arizona Legislature that was established to make government more responsive to Arizona citizens. It is the office Arizona citizens can turn to when they feel they have been treated unfairly by a state administrator, agency, department, board or commission. The services of the Ombudsman are free and confidential. A.R.S. §§ 41-1371 through 41-1383.


OMBUDSMAN-CITIZENS AIDE SELECTION COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Magdalena Jorquez, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Ombudsman-Citizens Aide Selection Committee receives applications and nominates by a two-thirds vote one candidate for ombudsman-citizens aide when there is a vacancy in the office or within 12 months before the expiration of the term of office. A.R.S. § 41-1373; Laws 1995, Ch. 281; Laws 1996, Ch. 69; Laws 1998, Ch. 10; Laws 2000, Ch. 9 and 47; Laws 2005, Ch. 28; Laws 2006, Ch. 6.


OPTICIANS, BOARD OF DISPENSING
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095
www.do.az.gov
Lori D. Scott, Executive Director
The mission of the Board of Dispensing Opticians is to ensure that the consumers of the state of Arizona are afforded quality optical services. To this end, the Board regulates the opticianry profession through administering examinations, issuing licenses to qualified opticians and optical establishments, proposing legislation, enacting rules and regulations and investigating complaints brought to the Board against licensed opticians and optical establishments. A.R.S. § 32-1672.


OPTOMETRY, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095
www.optometry.az.gov
Margaret Whelan, Executive Director
The Board of Optometry’s mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Arizona citizens by regulating and achieving the highest standards in the optometry profession. The Board examines, licenses, and regulates the profession of optometric doctors in the state of Arizona as well as out-of-state contact lens dispensers.


OSTEOPATHIC EXAMINERS IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY, BOARD OF
9535 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 657-7703
www.azdo.gov
Elaine LeTarte, Executive Director
The Board of Osteopathic Examiners licenses and regulates doctors of osteopathic medicine. In addition, the Board regulates osteopathic interns and residents receiving post-graduate training in Arizona hospitals and clinics. The mission of the Board is to protect the public by setting educational and training standards for licensure, and by reviewing complaints made against osteopathic physicians, interns, and residents to ensure their conduct meets the standards of the profession. The Board is made up of five osteopathic doctors and two members of the public appointed by the governor to a five-year term. A.R.S. § 32-1801.


OUTDOOR RECREATION COORDINATING COMMISSION (AORCC), ARIZONA
Arizona State Parks
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7160
http://azstateparks.com/committees/AORCC.html
Renée Bahl, Director
The Outdoor Recreation Coordinating Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Arizona State Parks Board. The Commission reviews statewide outdoor recreation and lake improvement plans; reviews budget proposals for the use of Land and Water Conservation Fund surcharges and State Lake Improvement Fund for planning and administration; establishes criteria and policies for the equitable distribution of funding; and, reviews applications for eligible projects and determines the amount of funding for each project to be funded from the LWCF, SLIF, the Law Enforcement and Boating Safety Fund and Arizona Heritage Fund Trails and Local, Regional and State Parks components. A.R.S. § 41-511.25.


OVERDIMENSIONAL PERMIT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Department of Transportation
1801 W. Jefferson Street
Mail Drop 500M
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-8851
Stacey Stanton, Director
The purpose of the Overdimensional Permit Advisory Council is to advise and assist the Arizona Department of Transportation in the making of rules for the administration of over-sized vehicles.


OVERSIGHT COUNCIL ON DRIVING OR OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE ABATEMENT
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1146
http://acjc.state.az.us/cjrip/dui.asp
John A. Blackburn, Jr., Director
The Oversight Council on Driving or Operating Under the Influence Abatement grant program provides grant funds for two types of programs: 1) For enforcement purposes, prosecutorial and judicial activities, and/or alcohol abuse treatment services related to preventing and abating driving or operating under the influence occurrences in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft; and, 2) For innovative programs that use emerging technologies to educate, prevent, or deter occurrences of driving or operating under the influence in a motor vehicle or a motorized watercraft. The goal of this program is to fund Arizona programs and services in order to reduce occurrences of driving under the influence. A.R.S. §§ 28-1303, 28-1304.

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P-20 COUNCIL OF ARIZONA, GOVERNOR’S
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1104
www.azgovernor.gov/P20/
Debra Raeder, Executive Director
The Governor’s P-20 Council of Arizona provides a statewide forum that provides recommendations to the governor on specific education reforms outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including: improving the distribution of qualified teachers; establishing a longitudinal data system; enhancing academic standards and assessments and supporting the state’s struggling schools. E.O. 2009-10.


PARDONS AND PAROLES
See: Executive Clemency, Board of


PARKS BOARD, ARIZONA STATE
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4174
http://azstateparks.com/board/
Renée Bahl, Director
The Arizona State Parks Board mission is to manage and conserve Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in its parks and through its partners. A.R.S. § 41-511


PARKWAYS, HISTORIC AND SCENIC ROADS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PHSRAC)
Department of Transportation
1611 W. Jackson Street
Mail Drop EM03
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-7357
LeRoy Brady, Chair
The Parkways and Historic and Scenic Roads Advisory Committee develops criteria and provides recommendations for designation of scenic roads to the Transportation Board. Designation may apply to city, county, Indian, state or federal routes. The PHSRAC sought to identify those Arizona roads whose unique scenic or historic resources were most at risk. The Committee consists of nine members, serving three-year staggered terms. A.R.S. §§ 41-512 through 41-518.


PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL BOARD, ARIZONA
Office of the Attorney General
1275 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-8472
www.azag.gov/law_enforcement/PeaceOfficerMemorial.html
Gerald Richard, Special Policy Advisor for Law Enforcement
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Amber O'Dell, Senate Research
(602) 926-3559
House: Diana O'Dell, House Research
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Attorney General Terry Goddard, Chair
The purpose of the Arizona Peace Officer Memorial Board is to: add to the Memorial at least annually, the names of all members of the law enforcement community in this state who have lost their lives in the line of duty and provide for a dedication ceremony which commemorates the addition of their names; plan and provide for the maintenance of the Peace Officers Memorial; and, determine those persons who are eligible for the tuition waiver pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-1808.


PEACE OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD (AZPOST), ARIZONA
2643 E. University Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 223-2514
www.azpost.gov
Lyle Mann, Executive Director
The mission of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board is to foster public trust and confidence by establishing and maintaining standards of integrity, competence, and professionalism for Arizona peace officers and correctional officers.


PERFORMANCE BASED INCENTIVES PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Magdalena Jorquez, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Performance Based Incentives Program Oversight Committee: develops and adopts guidelines for a state employee performance based incentives program, identifies incentives and available resources to provide incentives, such as vacancy savings achieved in each state agency and state university, coordinate with state agencies and universities participating in the ongoing performance based incentives program to evaluate the success of the program, review agency and university requests to participate in a pilot incentive program or an established performance based incentive program and make recommendations on those requests to the director of the department of administration or the executive director of the Arizona Board of Regents. A.R.S. § 38-619.


PERSONNEL BOARD, STATE
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 280
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3888
www.personnel.state.az.us
Judith Henkel, Executive Director
The mission of the State Personnel Board is to provide an efficient and impartial hearing process while carrying out the Board’s statutory mandate to hear and review disciplinary appeals and whistleblower complaints filed by state employees, former state employees, and other individuals referenced in the statute. The Board is responsible for hearing and reviewing, via an administrative hearing process, appeals filed by permanent status state employees who have been dismissed from state service, suspended for more than 40 working hours, or demoted resulting from disciplinary action; and, complaints filed under the whistleblower statute. A.R.S. §§ 41-781; 38-211.


PEST MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF
9535 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(602) 255-3664 or Toll-free (800) 223-0618
www.sb.state.az.us
Ellis M. Jones, Executive Director
The mission of the Arizona Office of Pest Management is to advocate and promote, through education, training and enforcement, the safe application of pest control technologies which will result in the maximization of the health and safety of the residents of Arizona, and protection of their property and the environment.


PEST MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
9535 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(602) 255-3664, ext. 2680
www.sb.state.az.us
Ellis M. Jones, Executive Director
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Senate Research
(602) 926-3559
House: Ralene Whitmer, House Research
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Pest Management Advisory Committee provides general guidance to the acting director of the Office of Pest Management. Laws 2008, Ch. 309.


PHARMACY, BOARD OF
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 250
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2727
www.azpharmacy.gov
Hal Wand, Executive Director
The Board of Pharmacy protects the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Arizona by regulating the practice of pharmacy and the distribution, sale and storage of prescription medications and devices and non-prescription medications. The Board accomplishes its mission by: issuing licenses to pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians; issuing permits to pharmacies, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors; conducting compliance inspections of permitted facilities; and, investigating complaints and adjudicating violations of applicable state and federal laws and rules. A.R.S. § 32-1902.


PHYSICAL THERAPY, BOARD OF
4205 N. Seventh Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 274-0236
www.ptboard.az.gov
Charles Brown, Executive Director
The Board of Physical Therapy is a licensing and regulatory agency with the purpose of protecting the public from the incompetent, unprofessional and unlawful practice of physical therapy. The Arizona Physical Therapy Practice Act establishes the standards for the practice of physical therapy, continuing competence and testing, and defines the scope and limitations of practice. The Board licenses and certifies qualified applicants as physical therapists and physical therapist assistants; and receives, investigates and adjudicates complaints against licensees and certificate holders. A.R.S. § 32-2002.


PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, ARIZONA REGULATORY BOARD OF
9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 551-2700 or Toll-free (877) 255-2212
www.azpa.gov
Lisa Wynn, Executive Director
The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants licenses and regulates physician assistants in Arizona. As the use of physician extenders, such as physician assistants, continually increases, the Board stays in touch with community needs and implements health care policy reforms to protect the public and provide guidance to its licensees. Within the last few years, the Board has systematically revised its laws and rules to stay ahead of healthcare trends. More importantly, the Board has established a proven track record for consistent and fair actions, making it one of the leading regulatory boards in the nation.


PIONEERS’ HOME, ARIZONA
300 S. McCormick Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
(928) 445-2181
www.azph.gov
Ted Ihrman, Acting Superintendent
The Arizona Pioneers’ Home is a continuing care retirement home operated and funded by the state of Arizona. The Home provides care and services to residents living independently, as well as to those requiring personal, assisted living, intermediate and skilled care; criterion for admission is affixed in state statute.


PODIATRY EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3095
www.podiatry.state.az.us
Sarah Penttinen, Executive Director
The Board of Podiatry Examiners licenses and evaluates the professional competency of podiatrists seeking to be licensed in the state of Arizona and promotes continued competency and fitness by investigating complaints. A.R.S. § 32-802.


POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, COMMISSION FOR
2020 N. Central Ave., Ste. 650
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-2435
www.azhighered.org
April Osborn, Executive Director
The mission of the Commission for Postsecondary Education is to expand access and increase successes in postsecondary education for Arizonans. The Commission’s goals are to: increase available student financial assistance; identify and implement strategies to help students and families plan, enter and succeed in postsecondary education; and, provide a forum for all sectors of postsecondary education to work together on addressing and solving issues of mutual interest. A.R.S. § 15-1851(D).


POWER AUTHORITY, ARIZONA
1810 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 368-4265
www.powerauthority.org
Joseph W. Mulholland, Executive Director
The Arizona Power Authority was formed as a result of federal legislation (Boulder Canyon Project Act of 1928) that allocated a portion of power produced from the Boulder Canyon Project (Hoover Dam and Power Plant). The Arizona Power Authority was delegated the responsible entity for acquiring and marketing Arizona's share of Hoover power by the state of Arizona's Legislature in 1944. A.R.S. § 30-105.


PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, COMMISSION TO
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5812
http://gocyf.az.gov/Women/BRD_GCPVAW.asp
Maria Elena Ochoa, Director
The Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women is tasked with developing legislative and policy recommendations with regard to preventing violence against women, as well as expanding on successful prevention initiatives and coordinating and expanding services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. E.O. 2008-12.


PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR AND SECURITY GUARD HEARING BOARD
Department of Public Safety
Licensing Unit
P.O. Box 6328
Mail Drop 1160
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 223-2361
http://licensing.azdps.gov/HearingBoard.asp
Stephen Graehling, Chairman
The Private Investigator and Security Guard Hearing Board submits recommendations to the director of the Department of Public Safety on disciplinary actions or the denial of licenses or registrations and determines good cause exceptions and the rules for those exceptions. The Board may take and hear evidence, administer oaths and affirmations and compel by subpoena the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers, records, documents and other information relating to an investigation or hearing. A.R.S. §§ 32-2404 and 32-2405.


PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, BOARD FOR
1400 W. Washington Street, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5709
http://azppse.state.az.us
Teri Stanfill, Executive Director
The Board for Private Postsecondary Education strives to protect the health, safety and welfare of Arizona citizens by regulating private postsecondary educational institutions and providing services to their students. The Board acts on license applications, determines compliance, investigates complaints and violations, takes disciplinary action, confiscates and retains student educational records from closed institutions, provides students with access to their educational records, and administers the Student Tuition Recovery Fund, which provides financial restitution to students injured by private postsecondary institutional closures. A.R.S. § 32-3002.


PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION TAX CREDIT REVIEW, AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Rep. Richard A. Murphy, Chair
The Ad Hoc Committee on Private School Tuition Tax Credit Review reviews and assesses the individual tax credit for private schools. This may include the history, rationale, and estimated revenue impact of the credits; and whether the credits have provided a fiscal and/or educational benefit to this state. The Committee ensures that the application, administration, and approval process by student tuition organizations for the tax credits includes accountability measures and transparency of accounting. The Committee also determines whether improvement measures are needed. Ad Hoc created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


PRIVATIZATION AND EFFICIENCY (COPE), COMMISSION ON
Governor’s Office of Strategic Budgeting and Planning
1700 W. Washington Street, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5383
Jon Arnold, Director
The purpose of the Commission on Privatization and Efficiency is to examine each state agency, department, board, commission, and entity’s constitutional, statutory and practical functions, to determine which powers, duties and responsibilities can be eliminated, streamlined, consolidated; or, outsourced to reduce the size and cost of state government. E.O. 2010-04 and 2010-10.


PROBATION EDUCATION (COPE), COMMITTEE ON
Judicial Education Center
541 E. Van Buren Street, Ste. B4
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3060
www.azcourts.gov/Default.aspx?alias=www.azcourts.gov/educationservices
The Committee on Probation Education: oversees the research and development of probation, surveillance and detention officer training, including Probation Officer Certification, Juvenile Detention Officer Academy, Faculty Skills Development and all officer safety training. Membership consists of judges, attorneys, probation chiefs and juvenile court directors, and public members.


PROPERTY TAX OVERSIGHT COMMISSION
Department of Revenue
1600 W. Monroe Street, 9th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 716-6436
Gale Garriott, Chair
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Barbara Barzee, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Jennifer Anderson, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The mission of the Property Tax Oversight Commission is to further the public confidence in property tax limitations while providing a uniform methodology for determining those limitations and a continuing review of practices for ensuring a fair and equitable administration of the property tax laws. A.R.S. § 42-17002.


PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS ADVISORY COUNCIL (APAAC), ARIZONA
1951 W. Camelback Road, Ste. 202
Phoenix, AZ 85015
(602) 542-7222
www.apaac.az.gov
Elizabeth Ortiz, Interim Executive Director
The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Council was created by the Arizona Legislature in 1977 to assist in coordinating the duties of the prosecuting attorneys of this state and their staffs. Although APAAC provides a variety of services to prosecutors, the primary mission of APAAC is to coordinate and provide training and education to prosecutors throughout Arizona. A.R.S. § 41-1830.


PROSTATE CANCER TASK FORCE
University of Arizona
University Cancer Center
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-5566
Ray Nagle, Director
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Eden Rolland, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ingrid Garvey, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The mission of the Prostate Center Task Force is to: collect research and information on prostate cancer; evaluate various approaches used by sate and local governments to increase public awareness of the risk, treatment and prevention of prostate cancer; study ways to improve coordination between agencies and institutions involved in research and treatment of prostate cancer; study ways to increase research and funding at sate institutions studying cancer; and, to study ways to increase the number of men in this state who are regularly screened for prostate cancer; among other duties.


PSYCHIATRIC SECURITY REVIEW BOARD
2500 E. Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 220-6037
Sydney Vivian, Executive Director
The Psychiatric Security Review Board maintains jurisdiction over persons who are committed to a secure state mental health facility; holds hearings to determine if a person committed to a secure state mental health facility is eligible for release or conditional release; devises a plan for the conditional release of a person in conjunction with the secure mental health facility and other appropriate community agencies or persons; confidentially maintains all medical, social, and criminal history records of persons who are committed to its jurisdiction among other duties prescribed. A.R.S. § 31-501.


PSYCHOLOGIST EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 235
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-8162
www.psychboard.az.gov
Cindy Olvey, Executive Director
The Board of Psychologist Examiners examines and regulates the granting, denial, revocation, renewal, probation, and suspension of certificates; adopts rules; and investigates charges of violations. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the governor for five-year terms. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 32-2062.


PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATONS ADVISORY COMMISSION, ARIZONA
Government Information Technology Agency
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 440
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4498
www.azgita.gov/psic/
Chad Kirkpatrick, Director
The Public Safety Communications Advisory Commission provides recommendations for the development and build out of a statewide emergency communications plan to enable multiple agencies from across the state to communicate seamlessly during emergency operations. A.R.S. § 41-1830.41.


PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS), DEPARTMENT OF
2102 W. Encanto Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 223-2000
www.azdps.gov
Robert C. Halliday, Director
The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity, ensuring highway and public safety, and providing vital scientific, technical, and operational support to other criminal justice agencies.


PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL RETIREMENT SYSTEM FUND MANAGER
3010 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 255-5575
www.psprs.com
James Hacking, Administrator
The Public Safety Personnel Fund Manager provides a uniform statewide retirement program for public safety personnel. A.R.S. § 38-848.

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RACING COMMISSION, ARIZONA
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1700
www.azracing.gov
Paul Ulan, Chair
The Arizona Racing Commission issues racing dates, licenses personnel, and regulates and supervises all racing meetings and pari-mutuel wagering at tracks. The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Governor for five-year terms. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 5-102.


RACING, ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF
Department of Racing
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1700
www.azracing.gov
Lonny T. Powell, Director
The mission of the Arizona Department of Racing is to regulate and supervise pari-mutuel racing and wagering conducted in Arizona in order to protect racing participants and the wagering public.


RADIATION REGULATORY AGENCY, ARIZONA
4814 S. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 255-4845
www.azrra.gov
Aubrey Godwin, Director
The Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency is responsible for the conduct of a statewide radiological health and safety program and for the enforcement of state rules and regulations for the control of ionizing radiation. ARRA is comprised of five program areas: Radioactive Materials, X-ray Compliance, The Radiation Measurements Laboratory, Emergency Response, and, Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.


RADIATION REGULATORY HEARING BOARD
Radiation Regulatory Agency
4814 S. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 255-4845, ext. 222
www.azrra.gov
Aubrey Godwin, Director
The Radiation Regulatory Hearing Board conducts hearings and reviews orders of the Radiation Regulatory Agency and hears public appeals of those adversely affected by actions of the Agency. The Board consists of five members appointed by the governor for five-year terms including a member with expertise in the field of medicine or health, a member with expertise in the field of nuclear energy, a member with expertise in the field of mammography, and two public members. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 30-653.


REAL ESTATE ADVISORY BOARD
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 771-7799
www.azre.gov/AdvisoryBoard/AdvisoryBoard.aspx
Judy Lowe, Real Estate Commissioner
The Real Estate Advisory Board was established by the Legislature to provide the Real Estate Commissioner "with such recommendations as it deems necessary and beneficial to the best interests of the public. The board shall also provide recommendations on specific questions or proposals as requested by the Commissioner."


REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT, STATE
2910 N. 44th Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 771-7799
www.azre.gov
Judy Lowe, Real Estate Commissioner
The State Real Estate Department regulates real estate, cemetery and membership camping brokers and salespersons. It approves and monitors pre-licensing instruction and testing and continuing education courses. It maintains oversight of approved schools to ensure the quality content of their courses, the competence of their instructors, and the quality and timeliness of the materials being taught.


REGENTS, ARIZONA BOARD OF
2020 N. Central Ave., Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 229-2500
www.abor.asu.edu
Joel Sideman, Executive Director
The Arizona Board of Regents seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy and initiatives founded upon evidence-based research. The Arizona public universities provide bachelor's level and higher public education, advance human knowledge through scholarly research and creative expression, and serve key roles as major partners in statewide economic development and community advancement. A.R.S. § 15-1621.


REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Justin Riches, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Regional Planning Agency Transportation Policy Committee is to recommend approval of a 20-year comprehensive, performance based, multimodal and coordinated regional transportation plan in Maricopa County, including transportation corridors by priority and a schedule indicating the dates that construction will commence for projects contained in the plan. The Committee will develop the plan in cooperation with the regional public transportation authority in the county and the Department of Transportation and in consultation with the County Board of Supervisors, Indian communities and cities and towns in the county, among other duties. Laws 2004, Ch. 2, §§ 9, 29, and 31.


REGISTRAR OF CONTRACTORS
3838 N. Central Ave., Ste. 400
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 542-1525 or Toll-free (877) 692-9762
www.azroc.gov
William A. Mundell, Director
The mission of the Registrar of Contractor is to promote quality construction by Arizona contractors through a licensing and regulatory system designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.


REGULATORY REVIEW COUNCIL, GOVERNOR’S
See: Administration, Department of


REHABILITATION COUNCIL, ARIZONA STATE
Rehabilitation Services Administration
1789 W. Jefferson Street
Site Code 930A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1773
www.azdes.gov/rsa/srac.asp
Neal Young, Director
Serving all citizens of Arizona the mission of the Arizona State Rehabilitation Council is to advise, evaluate and partner with the public vocational rehabilitation program in support of improving access to employment and promoting a diverse workforce statewide.


RELIGIOUS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS
Department of Juvenile Corrections
1624 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4302
www.azdjc.gov/Offices/Religious%20Volunteer/ReligiousVolunteer.htm
The Department of Juvenile Correction’s Religious Advisory Committee is comprised of leaders from religious communities around Arizona. The Committee meets monthly to evaluate religious programming and policies, to ensure and protect the religious rights of all committed youth, and to make appropriate recommendations to the director of Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections.


RELIGIOUS VOLUNTEER SERVICES, ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS
Department of Juvenile Corrections
1624 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4302
www.azdjc.gov/Offices/Religious%20Volunteer/ReligiousVolunteer.htm
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections provides chaplaincy programs which offer the opportunity to nurture spiritual growth and development.


REMEDIATION SPECIALISTS
See: Technical Registration, Board of


RENEWABLE GENERATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY, AD HOC COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Thomas Adkins, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Lucy Mason, Chair
The Ad Hoc Committee on Renewable Generation and Energy Efficiency has hearings and evaluates the following: existing state and federal policies that hinder or encourage the use of renewable energy sources; costs and benefits of renewable energy in the context of the present system for generating and distributing electricity; purchasing renewable credits; the environmental and economic benefits of energy conservation with an emphasis on demand side management; and any other matters that the Committee determines to be relevant to the promotion and use of renewable energy. Ad Hoc created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


RESERVATION TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Jennifer Thomsen, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Diana O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Tom Chabin and Sen. Albert Hale
The mission of the Reservation Telecommunications Legislative Study Committee is to: identify methods to track tribal contributions to the state transaction privilege tax; identify an appropriate distribution formula that is modeled after the current city and state shared revenue formulas; identify an appropriate transaction privilege tax distribution process for tribal governments; and, recommend tribal telecommunications legislation that incorporates the state transaction privilege tax. Laws 2006, Ch. 289, Laws 2008, Ch. 114. EXPIRATION DATE: 09/30/2010


RESIDENTIAL UTILITY CONSUMER OFFICE (RUCO)
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4835 or Toll-free (866) 274-6899
www.azruco.gov
Jodi Jerich, Director
The Residential Utility Consumer Office was established to represent the interests of residential utility ratepayers in rate-related proceedings involving public service corporations before the Arizona Corporation Commission. Historically, utilities have had the exclusive right to provide services in designated areas. With no competition for services, utilities are regulated to ensure reasonable costs. In order to establish the utilities' rates and charges, the Corporation Commission conducts public hearings and examines evidence and testimony presented by various concerned parties. RUCO represents the interests of Arizona's residents in these proceedings.


RESIDUAL CONTAMINATION OF DRUG PROPERTIES, JOINT LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Eden Rolland, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Ralene Whitmer, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The purpose of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Residual Contamination of Drug Properties is to: review and forward to the State Board of Technical Registration the best practices and standards submitted by the Attorney General for the remediation of residual contamination found on real property from the manufacture of, or the storage of chemicals or equipment used in manufacturing methamphetamine, Ecstasy or LSD; and, study and make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of the clandestine drug laboratory clean-up program established by A.R.S. § 12-1000.


RESPIRATORY CARE EXAMINERS, BOARD OF
1400 W. Washington Street, Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5995          
www.rb.state.az.us
Mary Hauf Martin, Executive Director
Respiratory care is subject to regulation and control by the Board of Respiratory Care Examiners to protect the public from unauthorized and unqualified practice of respiratory care and from unprofessional conduct by persons licensed to practice respiratory care. A.R.S. § 32-3502.


RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD (ASRS), ARIZONA STATE
P.O. Box 33910
Phoenix, AZ 85067-3910
(602) 240-2000 or Toll-free (800) 621-3778
www.asrs.state.az.us
Paul Matson, Director
The State Retirement System Board administers the state employees’ retirement system. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the governor for three-year terms. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 38-713.


RETRAINING OF DISABLED MILITARY VETERANS, TASK FORCE FOR
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Arizona Board of Regents
2020 N. Central Ave., Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 229-2500
Joel Sideman, Executive Director
The function of the Task Force for Retraining of Disabled Military Veterans is to: research, collect, communicate and publicize information on the availability of educational programs to retrain disabled military veterans who are unable to return to their previous occupations; act as a coordinating entity between disabled military veterans who are unable to return to their previous occupations, public educational institutions, private educational institutions, local government agencies and programs, state government agencies and programs, including the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services and benefit counselors employed by the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, federal government agencies and programs, including the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and counselors employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, private organizations and nonprofit organizations; among other duties. Laws 2008, Ch. 128.


REVENUE, DEPARTMENT OF
1600 W. Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 716-6090
www.azdor.gov
Gale Garriott, Director
The mission of the Department of Revenue is to administer tax laws fairly and efficiently for the people of Arizona. It is the Department’s vision that it set the standard for tax services. Tax laws that fall under the Department’s purview are primarily in the areas of income, transaction privilege (sales), use, luxury, withholding, property, estate, fiduciary, bingo, and severance.


RIO NUEVO MULTIPURPOSE FACILITIES DISTRICT – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: (602) 926-3559
House: (602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
With funds derived from a tax increment district known as the Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District, the cities of Tucson and South Tucson are making a series of strategic investments to stimulate the marketplace and support new private sector development. A.R.S. Title 48, Ch. 26, A.R.S. § 42-5031 as amended by Laws 2009, 4th Special Session, Ch. 3, § 10.


RISK MANAGEMENT
See: Administration, Department of


RULE 123
Arizona Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3453
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/Rule123andDataDisseminationAdvisoryCommittee.aspx
Melinda Hardman, Court Analyst
Rule 123, Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, is the governing authority for access to records maintained by the judiciary – both case records and administrative records. The rule, which was first adopted in the mid-1990s, seeks to balance the competing interests of access to court records and the privacy rights of the public the court serves. Most recently the rule underwent extensive modification, brought about primarily as a result of rapid changes in technology.

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SALARIES FOR ELECTIVE STATE OFFICERS, COMMISSION ON
Department of Administration
100 N. 15th Ave., 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1774
Travis Butchart, Staff
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Michelle Hindman, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers biennially conducts a review of the rates of pay of elective state officers, of justices and judges of courts of record and of clerks of the superior court. Such review by the Commission is made for the purpose of determining and providing the pay levels appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the respective offices and positions subject to such review. The commission consists of five members. A.R.S. §§ 41-1901 and 41-1902.


SCHOOL BUS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Department of Public Safety
Student Transportation Unit
P.O. Box 6638
Mail Drop 1250
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6638
(602) 223-2646
http://studenttransportation.azdps.gov/organizations/advisory.asp
Robert C. Halliday, Director
The School Bus Advisory Council advises the Department of Public Safety on school bus standards. The Council consists of nine members appointed by the governor for three-year staggered terms. A.R.S. § 28-3053.


SCHOOL FACILITIES BOARD
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-6501
www.azsfb.gov
Dean Gray, Executive Director
The School Facilities Board administers Students' FIRST (Fair and Immediate Resources for Students Today), a capital finance program funded by appropriations from the State General Fund. The Board consists of nine voting members appointed by the governor and is charged with administration of three capital funds: Building Renewal, Deficiencies Corrections, and, New School Facilities. A.R.S. § 15-2001.


SCHOOL FINANCE REFORM, HOUSE STUDY COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Kirk Adams, Chair
The House Study Committee on School Finance Reform reviews and makes recommendations on school district and charter school maintenance and operations funding, including recommendations on formula based funding that impact both local and state funds; as well as capital funding, including recommendations on formula based funding that impact both local and state funds.


SCHOOL SAFETY PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Stacey Morley, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Zach Tretton, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Doris Goodale and Sen. Thayer Verschoor
The School Safety Program Oversight Committee provides a proactive approach to prevent juvenile referrals to the court system of the state and detention in the state Department of Juvenile Corrections, county jails, and the Department of Corrections by reviewing the plans submitted by applicants for participation in the school safety program; selects sites that are eligible to receive funding based on school safety needs; evaluates the program and reports annually to the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the governor, and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee. A.R.S. § 15-153.


SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Bill Boyd, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Carolyn Atwater, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Senior Advisory Committee enhances integration of disciplines involved in homeland security. Laws 2009, Ch. 25.


SENTENCING, HOUSE STUDY COMMITTEE ON
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Stacy Weltsch, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Rep. Cecil Ash, Chair
The purpose of the House Study Committee on Sentencing is to review and assess Arizona's sentencing laws; evaluate the purpose, history, and evidence of effectiveness of the laws regarding criminal sentencing; and, make recommendations for improving the sentencing process. EXPIRATION DATE: 12/31/2010


SERVICE ARIZONA
See: Transportation, Arizona Department of


SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM, GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-2248
http://gocyf.az.gov/CYD/BRD_AGCSV.asp
Bob Shogren, Staff
The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism works in local and statewide partnerships with public and private sectors, tribal governments and community and faith-based organizations to initiate, motivate, enhance and maintain service and volunteerism opportunities that strengthen communities and improve the quality of life for all Arizonans. E.O. 2010-05.


SEX OFFENDER CLUSTERING WORK GROUP
Arizona House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
House: Stacy Weltsch, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Sex Offender Clustering Work Group reviews and pursues legislation to address the concerns of neighborhoods impacted by large populations of registered sex offenders. The Work Group shall evaluate the impact of high populations of registered sex offenders in a community and make recommendations to mitigate any adverse impacts within the community. Work Group created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION ACT STUDY COMMITTEE, FEDERAL
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Garth Kamp, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Stacy Weltsch, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Co-chairs: Rep. Cecil Ash and Sen. Linda Gray
The Federal Sex Offender Registration Notification Act Study Committee examines the effectiveness of the current sex offender laws in this state to prevent recidivism and protect the community from further sexual offenses; examines the standards set forth by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and specifically, Title 1, the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act; examines the impact on this state of adopting the federal standards of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and specifically, Title 1, the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act. Laws 2009, Ch. 125. EXPIRATION DATE: 12/31/2010


SMALL BUSINESS, GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1178 or Toll-fee (800) 528-8421
www.azgovernor.gov/sb/
Vanessa Gonzalez, Executive Director
The Governor’s Council on Small Business provides an executive level forum to focus on key topics that impact Arizona’s small business community. E.O. 2008-16.


SOLAR ENERGY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1100
www.azcommerce.com/Energy/Solar+Energy+Advisory+Council.htm
Don Cardon, Director
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Katy Yanez, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Thomas Adkins, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Solar Energy Advisory Council represents a wide range of expertise in solar and renewable energy, and a broad spectrum of knowledge in other fields. The Council assists and advises the director of the Department of Commerce on matters relating to the development and use of solar energy and other renewable energy resources including recommendations for the utilization or disbursements of federal and state funds for solar purposes and on standards, codes, certifications and other programs necessary for the orderly and rapid commercialization and growth of solar energy use in this state for consideration by the appropriate jurisdictional bodies. A.R.S. § 41-1510.


SOUTHWESTERN LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE COMMISSION
Radiation Regulatory Agency
4814 S. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 255-4845, ext. 222
www.swllrwcc.org
Aubrey V. Godwin, Executive Director
The Southwestern Low-level Radioactive Waste Commission ensures that low-level radioactive wastes are safely disposed of and managed within the region. The Commission consists of one voting member from each party state and one voting member from the host county, appointed by the governor, to serve at the pleasure of the governor, and confirmed by the Senate. A.R.S. § 30-721.


SPINAL AND HEAD INJURIES, GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON
1789 W. Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor N.W.
Site Code 162Z
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-3332
www.azheadspine.org
Ann Tarpy, Acting Executive Director
The Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries was established in 1992 to enhance the health, safety, and quality of life for children and adults with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries, their families and communities. The Council provides funding and support for a wide variety of projects and programs focusing on client services, prevention and education. A.R.S. § 41-3201.


SPORTS AND TOURISM AUTHORITY (AZSTA), ARIZONA
University of Phoenix Stadium
1 Cardinals Drive
Glendale, AZ 85305
(623) 433-7500
www.az-sta.com
Tom Sadler, President and CEO
The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority is a municipal corporation dedicated to enhancing Arizona’s economy and the community's quality of life through the development of professional and amateur sports facilities, the attraction of entertainment, sporting and business events and through tourism promotion. Laws 2000, Ch. 372, § 1; A.R.S. § 5-803.


SPORTS AND TOURISM AUTHORITY – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Jennifer Thomsen, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Dianna O'Dell, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Sports and Tourism Authority Board of Directors provides for the use, maintenance and operation of the properties and interests owned or controlled by the Authority and to enter into contracts and specific intergovernmental agreements in order to finance, furnish, maintain, improve, operate, market and promote the use of a multipurpose facility. A.R.S. §§ 5-802 and 803; Laws 2000, Ch. 372; Laws 2002, Ch. 288.


STATE FAIR BOARD, ARIZONA EXPOSITION AND
See: Exposition and State Fair Board, Arizona


STATE PROCUREMENT SYSTEM, OFFICE OF
See: Administration, Department of


STATE, TRIBAL, AND FEDERAL COURT FORUM, ARIZONA
Arizona Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
1501 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3323
www.supreme.state.az.us/stfcf/
David Withey, Chief Counsel
The interaction of federal court jurisdiction with tribal court and state court jurisdiction in Arizona results in unique opportunities for cooperation between state, federal and tribal judiciaries. Recognizing this interaction, the Arizona State and Tribal Court Forum, formed in 1990 under the auspices of the Conference of Chief Justices, recommended creation of an ongoing colloquium, which includes state, tribal and federal members. In response to this recommendation and the continuing work of the original Forum, in 1994 the chief judges of the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and District Court of Arizona appointed judges to serve on such a body. Chief judges and justices of Indian tribes and nations throughout Arizona also expressed interest in participating in this court forum.


STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL (SILC)
5025 E. Washington Street, Ste. 214
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 262-2900
www.azsilc.org
Anthony DiRienzi, Executive Director
The Statewide Independent Living Council coordinates activities with the State Rehabilitation Advisory Council and councils that address the needs of specific disability. The mission of SILC is to promote the equality, inclusion, and choice for people with disabilities through collaboration and public policy change. Rehabilitation Act, Title VII, Part A, 1992 amendments. E.O. 2007-15 supersedes E.O. 1998-10.


STRATEGIC PLANNING AND BUDGETING, GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 500
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5381
www.ospb.state.az.us
John Arnold, Director
The mission of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting is to facilitate the effective and efficient allocation of resources in accordance with fiscally sound principles that will enable the governor and state government to provide quality services to the citizens of Arizona.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE PARTNERSHIP (ASAP), ARIZONA
Office of the Governor
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-6004
http://gocyf.az.gov/SAP/BRD_ASAP.asp
Jeanne Blackburn, Staff
Established in June 2007, the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership serves as the single statewide council on substance abuse issues. ASAP brings together stakeholders at the federal, state, tribal and local levels to: improve coordination across state agencies; address identified gaps in prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts; and, improve fund allocation. ASAP uses data and practical expertise to develop effective methods for integrating and expanding services across Arizona, maximizing available resources. ASAP also studies current policy and recommends relevant legislation for the Arizona Legislature’s consideration. E.O. 2007-12.


SUPERIOR COURT (COSC), COMMITTEE ON
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3360
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/CommitteeonSuperiorCourt.aspx
Kay Radwanski, Court Specialist
The Committee on Superior Court assists the Arizona Judicial Council and the Supreme Court in development and implementation of policies designed to improve the quality of justice, access to the courts, and efficiency in court operations. Membership includes judges, administrators, clerks of the Superior Court and representatives from the Committee on Probation, the Arizona State Bar and the public.


SUSTAINABLE STATE PARKS TASK FORCE, GOVERNOR’S
Arizona State Parks
1300 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4174
Jay Ziemann, Assistant Director
The Governor’s Sustainable State Parks Task Force shall access the current physical and financial state of the Arizona State Parks system and how the projected growth in Arizona will impact the current state park system. They will make recommendations as to how the system should adapt and respond to change through 2030. The Task Force members shall be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. E.O. 2008-28 and 2009-03.

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TAX APPEALS, STATE BOARD OF
100 N. 15th Ave., Ste. 140
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1102
www.azbota.gov
Alisha Woodring, Executive Director/Chief Clerk
The State Board of Tax Appeals hears and decides appeals filed by taxpayers who have received adverse decisions from the Arizona Department of Revenue and/or the Office of Administrative Hearings concerning income, transaction privilege, sales, use, luxury and estate tax. The Board also resolves jurisdictional disputes between municipalities regarding the imposition of transaction privilege or use tax. The Board is an independent quasi-judicial entity that comprises three public members who are appointed to their positions by the governor based on their knowledge and experience. A.R.S. § 42-1252.


TAX DEFERRED ANNUITY AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS, GOVERNING COMMITTEE FOR
4747 N. Seventh Street, Ste. 418
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 266-2733
Yota Aguilar, Director
The Governing Committee for Tax Deferred Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans investigates and approves tax deferred compensation and annuity programs that give employees of the state income tax benefits. The Committee consists of seven members, including three employees of the state appointed by the governor, and the Assistant Director for Personnel Administration, the Superintendent of the State Banking Department, the Assistant Director for finance, and the Attorney General. A.R.S. § 38-871.


TEACHER’S EXCELLENCE PROGRAM COORDINATING COUNCIL (AzTEP), ARIZONA
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-7539
www.azgovernor.gov
Merle Lustig, Director
The objectives of the Arizona Teacher’s Excellence Program Coordinating Council are to retain new and existing teachers, recruit new teachers, and improve data collection regarding the correlation among professional development activities, increases in highly qualified teachers, and improved student achievement.


TECHNICAL REGISTRATION, BOARD OF
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 240
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-4930
http://azbtr.gov
Ronald W. Dalrymple, Executive Director
The purpose of the State Board of Technical Registration is to protect the public by setting appropriate registration qualifications and enforcing state statutes relating to the practice of all Board-regulated professions and occupations. A.R.S. § 32-102.


TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, COUNCIL FOR
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1100
www.azcommerce.com
Don Cardon, Director
The Council for Technical Solutions’ task is to provide recommendations to the Department of Commerce on the technical means that will improve the quality of the population data, methodology, standards, and analytic techniques for official population estimates. E.O. 2009-01.


TECHNOLOGY (COT), COMMISSION ON
Arizona Supreme Court
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 415
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3346
www.supreme.state.az.us/cot/
Honorable Andrew Hurwitz, Chair
The Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Technology establishes the goals, policies and priorities for statewide judicial information technology. The Commission studies and recommends improvements in technology and automation. Membership includes judges, attorneys, court clerks, court administration, and public members.


TOURISM ADVISORY COUNCIL
Arizona Office of Tourism
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 155
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3717
www.azot.gov/aot-executive-office/
Sherry Henry, Director
The Tourism Advisory Council assists and advises the director of the Office of Tourism in preparation of the budget and in establishment of policies and programs which promote and develop tourism for this state. A.R.S. § 41-2304.


TOURISM AUTHORITY, ARIZONA SPORTS AND
See: Sports and Tourism Authority, Arizona


TOURISM, OFFICE OF
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 155
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3700
www.azot.gov
Sherry Henry, Director
The Arizona Office Tourism enhances the state economy and the quality of life for all Arizonans by expanding travel activity and increasing related revenues through tourism promotion and development.


TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL (TSC)
Arizona Office of Tourism
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 155
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.azot.gov/aot-executive-office/
(602) 364-3700
Sherry Henry, Director
The Tourism Sustainability Council is comprised of a diverse and deeply committed group of people who are already working on the issues of applying sustainable practices at Arizona’s many sensitive travel destinations, while preserving the environment and Arizona’s resources. The TSC includes business, education, tourism, water and land conservation and public leaders, representing some of the best thinking in the area of sustainability.


TRAFFIC SAFETY ADVISORY COUNCIL, GOVERNOR’S
Department of Transportation
206 S. 17th Ave.
Room 100A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-7227
www.gtsac.org
John Halikowski, Director
The public is highly interested in highway and traffic safety issues and in the need to develop more effective strategies to reduce the number of lives lost, the human suffering, and the economic costs associated with motor vehicle crashes in Arizona. The Council shall consist of the following members who shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Governor: the directors of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Arizona Department of Transportation, and the Department of Public Safety.


TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN SONORA, MEXICO AND ARIZONA, JOINT LEGISLATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE ON
Arizona/Mexico Commission
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 180
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1345
Co-chairs: Rep. Andy Biggs and Sen. John Nelson
Margie Emmermann, Executive Director
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Justin Riches, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
Rep. Andy Biggs, Chair
The Joint Legislative Review Committee on Transportation Between Sonora, Mexico and Arizona coordinates efforts with a like committee established by Sonora, Mexico. The committee studies issues and problems concerning transportation between Sonora, Mexico and Arizona.


TRANSPORTATION (ADOT), ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF
206 S. 17th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-7355
www.azdot.gov
John S. Halikowski, Director
The Arizona Department of Transportation is a multi-modal transportation agency serving one of the fastest growing areas of the country. ADOT is responsible for planning, building and operating a complex highway system in addition to building and maintaining bridges and the Grand Canyon Airport. A major component of the organization is the Motor Vehicle Division which provides title, registration and driver license services to the general public throughout the state of Arizona.

arrow - department subdivision 511 – Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
511 (three-digit telephone number)
www.az511.gov
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, at the request of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has designated 511 as the three-digit telephone number for traveler information. In Arizona, the 511 system is maintained by the Arizona Department of Transportation. The information provided includes road closures, construction, accidents, and restrictions; providing travelers' choices – choice of time, choice of mode of transportation, choice of route – which saves lives, time and money. In addition to the 511 phone system, ADOT also provides travel information on its Web site.
arrow - department subdivision Arizona Highways Magazine
2039 W. Lewis Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(800) 543-5432
www.arizonahighways.com
For more than 80 years, Arizona Highways has delighted readers with award winning journalism and photography, reflecting Arizona’s stature as one of the top vacation destinations around the globe. Every issue showcases amazing photography and valuable information about the unique and diverse travel destinations in and around the state.
arrow - department subdivision Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 2100
Phoenix,AZ 85001-2100
(602) 255-0072 or Toll-free (800) 251-5866
www.azdot.gov/mvd/
Stacey K. Stanton, Director
The Motor Vehicle Division offers services for vehicle title and registration and for obtaining a new Arizona driver license.
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Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 2100
Mail Drop 532M
Phoenix, AZ 85001-2100
(602) 255-0072 or Toll-free (800) 251-5866
www.servicearizona.com
Service Arizona is the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division’s Web site for online customer services. Arizona residents can take advantage of more than 20 services, from renewing their vehicle registration and obtaining permits to purchasing a unique license plate and accessing their personal driving record. Additionally, the site has voter registration.


TRANSPORTATION BOARD, STATE
206 S. 17th Ave.
Mail Drop 100A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 712-7550
www.azdot.gov/Board/
John S. Halikowski, Director
The State Transportation Board is granted policy powers and duties in addition to serving in an advisory capacity to the director of the Arizona Department of Transportation. The Board is responsible for establishing a complete system of state highway routes and has the final authority on establishing, opening, relocating, altering, vacating, or abandoning any portion of a state route or state highway, including establishment of parkways and historic and scenic roadways. The Board awards construction contracts and monitors the status of construction projects and has the exclusive authority to issue revenue bonds for financing needed transportation improvements throughout the state. A.R.S. § 28-302.


TRIAL COURT APPOINTMENTS, COMMISSION ON
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 221
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3311
www.supreme.state.az.us/jnc/
The Commission on Trial Court Appointments. makes recommendations to the governor for appointment to the Superior Court when a vacancy occurs. The Commission consists of 16 members including the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who serves as chairperson. There is a Commission for each county with a population of 150,000 people or more. Members serve four-year terms. Arizona Constitution, Article VI, § 41.

arrow - department subdivision Maricopa County Commission
The Honorable Michael D. Ryan, Chair
arrow - department subdivision Pima County Commission
The Honorable Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz, Acting Chair


TRIBAL TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Arizona Office of Tourism
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 155
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-3707
www.azot.gov/aot-executive-office/
Dawn Melvin, Native American Tourism Development Manager
The Tribal Tourism Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Native American Tourism Development Manager to enhance the marketing efforts and cultural experiences offered to Arizona's visitors.


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UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK POLICY COMMISSION
Department of Environmental Quality
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2300
www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/ust/commission/
Benjamin H. Grumbles, Director
The Underground Storage Tank Policy Commission was established to review and provide recommendations to underground storage tank regulation to the speaker of the House of Representatives, the president of the Senate, the governor and the director of the Department of Environmental Quality.


UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK TECHNICAL APPEALS PANEL
Department of Environmental Quality
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2203
www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/ust/commission/
Benjamin H. Grumbles, Director
The Underground Storage Tank Technical Appeals Panel hears testimony, reviews evidence, examines witnesses if necessary and prepares written findings of fact regarding the matters specifically identified by the Department of Environmental Quality. The administrative law judge and the panel members shall deliberate at the conclusion of the hearing. The panel consists of 10 regular members and three alternate members who are appointed by and who serve at the pleasure of the governor for staggered two-year terms.


UNEXPLAINED INFANT DEATH COUNCIL
Department of Health Services
Bureau of Women's and Children's Health
150 N. 18th Ave., Ste. 320
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1463
www.azdhs.gov/phs/owch/uid.htm
Jamie Smith, Program Manager
The Unexplained Infant Death Council promotes the reduction of unexplained infant deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and also may consider issues relating to stillborn infants. The Council assists the Department of Health Services in developing unexplained infant death training and educational programs, informing the governor and the Legislature of the need for specific programs regarding unexplained infant deaths, and approving and periodically reviewing the infant death investigation checklist. The Council develops protocols for investigations of infant deaths and addresses the need for compassion and sensitivity with parents and caregivers. A.R.S. § 36-2291


UNIFORM STATE LAWS COMMISSION, ARIZONA
3003 N. Central Ave., Ste. 2600
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 916-5421
Timothy Berg, Commissioner
The Arizona Uniform State Laws Commission reviews national efforts to enact uniform laws and makes recommendations to the state Legislature and the governor regarding the appropriateness of enacting such uniform laws in Arizona and/or amending any uniform laws previously enacted by the state. The Commission includes attorneys, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of, the governor, and life members of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Members are appointed for a term of six years. E.O. 2007-16.


UPPER SAN PEDRO WATER DISTRICT, ORGANIZING BOARD FOR THE
Rutherford Diversified Industries, Inc.
1813 S. Paseo San Luis
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(520) 458-8761
www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/StatewidePlanning/SWAG/
Mike Rutherford, Chair
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Upper San Pedro Water District is intended to be solely focused on the special water related issues, as they currently exist or may evolve over time, in a portion of the Upper San Pedro Groundwater Basin approximately equal to the Sierra Vista Subwatershed. The goal of the District as established by the authorizing legislation is “… to maintain the aquifer and base flow conditions needed to sustain the Upper San Pedro River and to assist in meeting the water supply needs and water conservation requirements for Fort Huachuca and the communities within the District.” Laws 2007, Ch. 252; A.R.S. § 48-6403.01.


URBAN LAND PLANNING OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
State Land Department
1616 W. Adams Street, Ste. 330
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2643
Maria Baier, State Land Commissioner
The Urban Land Planning Oversight Committee provides recommendations on procedures and strategies to efficiently create conceptual urban state land use plans, provides advice as to the types and extent of studies that are needed to create the plans, and reviews/makes recommendations for approval regarding the final conceptual urban state trust land use plans and the final five-year state trust land disposition plans for conformity with the adopted conceptual plans. The Committee consists of five members appointed by the governor for staggered four-year terms. Members require Senate confirmation. A.R.S. § 37-331.02.


URBAN-WILDLAND FIRE SAFETY COMMITTEE, STATE
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559      
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The State Urban-Wildland Fire Safety Committee develops recommendations for minimum standards for: safeguarding life and property from wildland fire and fire hazards, preventing wildland fires and alleviation of fire hazards, storage, sale, distribution and use of dangerous chemicals, combustibles, flammable liquids, explosives and radioactive materials in urban-wildland interface areas, fire evacuation routes and community alert systems, the creation of defensible spaces in and around urban-wildland interface areas as authorized by existing county and municipal laws and ordinances; among other duties. A.R.S. § 41-2148; Laws 2004, Ch. 326, § 7; Laws 2005, Ch. 278, § 7.

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VETERAN HOME, STATE
4141 North S. Herrera Way
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 248-1550 or Toll-free (800) 406-3373
www.azdvs.gov/services/
The Arizona State Veteran Home is a 200 bed Medicare certified skilled nursing facility built next to the Veterans Administration Medical Center and Steele Indian School Park. ASVH is state owned and operated to serve the long-term care and rehabilitative needs of the veterans of Arizona.


VETERANS' SERVICE ADVISORY COMMISSION, ARIZONA
3839 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 255-3373
www.azdvs.gov
Linda Fulkerson, Chair
The Arizona Veterans’ Service Advisory Commission provides policy advice to the governor and the director regarding veterans' issues. Members of the Commission are veterans and appointed from a list of names submitted by each veterans' organization in this state holding a charter granted by Congress or recognized by the department as a veterans' organization that is actively involved in supporting veteran affairs programs in this state.


VETERANS’ SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
4141 N. Herrera Way
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 255-3373
www.azdvs.gov
Joey Strickland, Director
The Department of Veterans’ Services assists Arizona veterans and their dependents in receiving all their federal and state benefits, and delivers quality services at our Arizona State Veteran Home located in Phoenix and our Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista.


VETERINARIAN, OFFICE OF THE STATE
Department of Agriculture
1688 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-4293
www.azda.gov/ASD/state_vet.htm
John Hunt, Acting State Veterinarian
The Office of the State Veterinarian protects the livestock, poultry, and aquaculture industries directly, and the public indirectly, through the prevention, early detection, containment, and eradication of economically important livestock, poultry, and fish diseases that, in many cases, are transmissible to people. In addition, welfare of farm animals is ensured by assisting the Livestock Inspection Program in the investigation and prosecution of cases of cruelty to animals. This Office watches over four areas: regulation of the importation of animals, control and eradication of livestock diseases, regulation of fish farming, transportation and processing and emergency response.


VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD
1400 W. Washington Street, Room 240
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1738
www.vetbd.state.az.us
Jenna Jones, Executive Director
The purpose of the Veterinary Medical Examining Board is to regulate the veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians, veterinary premises and animal crematories. The Board has two major areas of regulatory authority. First, the Board determines which veterinarians; premises and crematories are qualified to be licensed in Arizona and which veterinary technicians are qualified to be certified. Certified or not, every technician or veterinary assistant is supervised by a licensed veterinarian who is responsible to the Board for their employees. Second, when a consumer complaint has been received and an investigation has been completed, the Board determines whether a veterinarian’s actions or a premises has fallen below legal standards of care. A.R.S. § 32-2202.


VICTIMS IN THE COURTS (COVIC), COMMISSION ON
Arizona Supreme Court
CSD, Court Programs Unit
1501 W. Washington Street, Ste. 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 452-3965
www.azcourts.gov/cscommittees/CommissiononVictimsintheCourts.aspx
Carol Mitchell, Court Specialist
The Committee on Victims in the Courts advises the Arizona Judicial Council by reviewing and submitting policy recommendations and procedures to improve victim access and ensure fair treatment during their involvement in the criminal justice system.


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WATER BANKING AUTHORITY, ARIZONA
3550 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-8487
www.azwaterbank.gov/awba/

Kim Mitchell, Manager
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Arizona Water Banking Authority was established in 1996 to increase use of the state’s Colorado River entitlement and develop long-term storage credits for the state. AWBA stores or “banks” unused Colorado river water to be used in times of shortage to firm (or secure) water supplies for Arizona. These water supplies help to benefit municipal and industrial users and communities along the Colorado River, fulfill the water management objectives of the state, store water for use as part of water rights settlement agreements among Indian communities, and assist Nevada and California through interstate water banking. Through these mechanisms, the AWBA aids in ensuring long-term water supplies for Arizona. A.R.S. § 45-2421.


WATER INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE AUTHORITY (WIFA)
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 290
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1310 or Toll free (877) 298-0425
www.azwifa.gov
Judy Navarrete, Executive Director
The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority is an independent agency of the state of Arizona and is authorized to finance the construction, rehabilitation and/or improvement of drinking water, wastewater, wastewater reclamation, and other water quality facilities/projects. Generally, WIFA offers borrowers below-market interest on loans for 100 percent of eligible project costs. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority Board of Directors consists of 12 members appointed by the governor for staggered five-year terms. A.R.S. § 49-1202.


WATER PROTECTION FUND, ARIZONA
3550 N. Central Ave., Ste. 442
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-8528
www.awpf.state.az.us
Rodney Held, Executive Director
The primary purpose of the Arizona Water Protection Fund by statute is to provide an annual source of funds for the development and implementation of measures to protect water of sufficient quality and quantity to maintain, enhance and restore rivers, streams and associated riparian resources, including fish and wildlife resources that are dependent on these important habitats, consistent with existing water law and water rights.


WATER PROTECTION FUND COMMISSION, ARIZONA
3550 N. Central Ave., Ste. 442
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-8528
www.awpf.state.az.us
Rodney Held, Executive Director
Arizona State Legislature
1700 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Senate: Tony DeMarco, Staff
(602) 926-3559
House: Rene Guillen, Staff
(602) 926-4221
Toll-free: (800) 352-8404
www.azleg.gov
The Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission is a competitive state grant program that provides an annual source of funding for the development and implementation of measures that maintain, enhance and restore rivers, streams and riparian habitat, including projects that benefit fish and wildlife, that are dependent on these important resources. The Commission consists of four ex-officio members and 15 members who appointed by the governor for staggered three-year terms. A.R.S. § 45-2103.


WATER QUALITY APPEALS BOARD
See: Administration, Department of


WATER QUALITY ASSURANCE REVOLVING FUND ADVISORY BOARD
Department of Environmental Quality
1110 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-2300
www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/sps/
Benjamin H. Grumbles, Director
The Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund Advisory Board makes recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the Water Quality Assurance Program to support hazardous substance cleanup efforts in the state. The Board consists of 14 members appointed by the governor for staggered terms of up to three years. Members require Senate confirmation. Laws 2000, Ch. 45, § 7.


WATER RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF
3550 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 771-8500
www.azwater.gov
Herbert R. Guenther, Director
In 1980, the Department of Water Resources was created to secure long-term dependable water supplies for Arizona's communities. The Department: administers and enforces Arizona’s groundwater code, and surface water rights laws (except those related to water quality); negotiates with external political entities to protect Arizona's Colorado River water supply; oversees the use of surface and groundwater resources under state jurisdiction, and represents Arizona in discussions of water rights with the federal government.


WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT FUND COMMITTEE
1110 W. Washington Street, Ste. 290
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 364-1310 or Toll free (877) 298-0425
Judy Navarrete, Executive Director
The Water Supply Development Fund Committee is authorized to adopt rules governing the application for and awarding Water Supply Development Revolving Fund monies and the administration of monies in the fund. The Committee is required to determine the order and priority of applications based on certain criteria including financial and legal abilities and to review applications on merits. A.R.S. § 49-1202.


WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, DEPARTMENT OF
4425 W. Olive Ave., Ste. 134
Glendale, AZ 85302-3843
(602) 771-4920
http://azdwm.gov
Kevin Tyne, Director
The Department of Weights and Measures plays a critical role in Arizona's marketplace by protecting consumers and retailers from unfair business practices. The Department: ensures that commercial devices used for the sale of commodities by weight, measure or count are licensed and accurate; prevents unfair dealing by weight, measure or count; ensures proper labeling of products sold by weight, measure or count; ensures that prices are posted and items scan correctly; licenses weighmasters who are responsible for weight certification and Registered Service Agencies and their representatives who are responsible for the installation and repair of measuring devices in the marketplace. The Department also regulates Arizona Cleaner Burning Gasoline.


WESTERN INTERSTATE COMMISSION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION (WICHE)
3035 Center Green Drive, Ste. 200
Boulder, CO 80301-2204
(303) 541-0200
www.wiche.edu
David Longanecker, President
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and its 15 member states work to improve access to higher education and ensure student success. WICHE student exchange programs, regional initiatives, and its research and policy work allow WICHE to assist constituents throughout the West and beyond. A.R.S. § 15-1742.


WESTERN STATES WATER COUNCIL
5296 Commerce Drive, Ste. 202
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 685-2555
www.westgov.org/wswc/
The Western States Water Council is an organization consisting of representatives appointed by the governors of 18 western states. Since its creation, through adoption of a resolution at the Western Governors' Conference in 1965, the Council has strived to: accomplish effective cooperation among western states in the conservation, development and management of water resources; maintain vital state prerogatives, while identifying ways to accommodate legitimate federal interests; provide a forum for the exchange of views, perspectives, and experiences among member states; and, provide analysis of federal and state developments in order to assist member states in evaluating impacts of federal laws and programs and the effectiveness of state laws and policies.


WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH, GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON
Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 101
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-2391
http://gocyf.az.gov/Children/BRD_GCWCH.asp
Veronica Venturini, Health Programs Administrator
While Arizona has seen substantial progress in strengthening the health care system, it still faces high rates of uninsured children, teens with unplanned pregnancy, and obesity. The Commission is focused on improving the health of women and children through collaboration and innovation, while also reducing health care costs. E.O. 2008-18.


WORKFORCE POLICY, GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON
Department of Commerce
1700 W. Washington Street, Ste. 600
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-1185
www.azcommerce.com/Workforce/Policy/
Rosalyn Boxer, Executive Director
The Governor’s Council on Workforce Policy is responsible for advising the Governor on issues related to the duties and responsibilities required by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. All members of the Council are appointed by the governor and represent the many facets of workforce development – business, labor, public education, higher education, economic development, youth activities, employment and training, as well as the Legislature. E.O. 2008-17 pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1542.

arrow - department subdivision Arizona Apprenticeship Advisory Committee
Apprenticeship is a proven strategy that combines on-the-job training with related theoretical and practical classroom instruction to prepare exceptional workers for Arizona’s industry. Registered apprenticeship is a training system that produces highly skilled workers who meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy.

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