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2017 WESTMARC Issue Committees

WESTMARC members are encouraged to participate in one or more of our issue committees. Committee participation has many points of value for members: learn what’s happening in the West Valley from guest speakers and subject-matter experts, play an active role in supporting the region’s interests, make contacts with other members with similar interests and others.

If you would like to download the Issue Committee Schedule please click below.



The Economic Development Committee will focus on regional programs and strategies to enhance the West Valley’s economic development capabilities. The committee will also work to inform members about tools (like the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone) and West Valley economic drivers and assets.

Bi-Monthly - 3rd Thursday, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

• January 19
• March 16
• May 18
• July 20
• September 21
• November 16


The Education and Workforce Development Committee will address issues affecting the quality of education in the West Valley at all levels (K-12 and higher education). The committee will have a particular focus on the quality of our workforce, as well as creating the workforce needed for the future of the West Valley.

Bi-Monthly - 2nd Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

• February 8
• April 12
• June 14
• August 9
• October 11
• December 13


The Healthcare Committee will focus on all aspects of the healthcare industry; one of the most promising industries for the West Valley. The top two objectives of the committee are to address topics of interest to the community (such as healthcare reform) and asset promotion and development.

Bi-Monthly - 3rd Tuesday, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

• January 24
• March 21
• May 16
• July 18
• September 19
• November 21


The Infrastructure Committee will address issues in all aspects of transportation in the West Valley as well as current water and energy resource issues with a focus on keeping WESTMARC members informed of projects and initiatives. WESTMARC ensures West Valley regional representation and advocacy in transportation matters as well as promotes the relationship between business and water resources and energy policy.

Bi-Monthly - 4th Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

• January 25
• March 22
• May 24
• July 26
• September 27
• November 22


The purpose of the Public Affairs Committee is to 1) Share information among members with public policy expertise, 2) Discuss public policy issues and their impacts, and 3) Review requests for the organization’s support in accordance with WESTMARC’s policy for taking positions on public policy issues.

Special Schedule Due to Legislative Session
1st Monday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

• January 9
• February 6
• March 6 
• April 3
• May 1
• June 5
• October 2
• November 6
• December 4