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The League of Arizona Cities and Towns will honor 50 members of the Arizona Legislature for their work during the 2019 legislative session at the organization’s annual conference on Thursday, August 22 in Tucson. The legislators are being recognized for their commitment to local government decision making and providing support to cities and towns in their districts and statewide.
“We are pleased to honor this group of devoted legislators who recognize the importance of local government,” said Maricopa Mayor and League President Christian Price. “It is through these valued partnerships that Arizona, and her Cities and Towns continue to thrive.”
The League’s legislative agenda includes two basic core principles: commitment to local decision-making by the elected leaders of cities and towns, and a commitment to the revenue sharing system established by the voters through a series of initiative measures.
The League’s highest honor goes to “Legislative Champions.” This year, they are:
Additionally, these legislators are being recognized as “Friends of Cities and Towns.”
“Cities and towns are where the economic activity of the state occurs and where nearly 80 percent of the people live,” said League Executive Director Ken Strobeck. “The state of Arizona is economically strong when its cities and towns are successful and when we work in partnership with state government to provide excellent services to our shared constituents, and to keep local decisions made at the local level,” he said.