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Education & Workforce Development Committee

"Arizona State University’s charter acknowledges our role in advancing the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with WESTMARC to explore economic development opportunities, grow a skilled workforce, and enhance the quality of life for West Valley communities and all of Arizona."

Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University

Dr. Roger Freeman, Superintendent – Littleton Elementary School District
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Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Roger Freeman, Superintendent, Littleton School District and Haley Fagerlie, Executive Director, Strategic Employer, Initiatives & Internships, Grand Canyon University.


The Education and Workforce Development Committee addresses issues affecting the quality of education in the West Valley at all levels (pre-K-12, CTE, post-secondary). It works to create and strengthen connections amongst the business, government and the general community to raise the profile of education in the West Valley. The Education and Workforce Development Committee is keenly aware of and coordinated to enhance and implement the work of the Economic Development Committee in their efforts to support the growth of a talented workforce. They have done so through the creation of an Education Asset inventory, as well as introducing expert speakers to the conversation, leading to further committee action and collaboration.

Current Projects:

  • Promoting the quality of education in the West Valley to assist with business attraction and retention.
  • Leveraging data for continuous improvement of educational programming, support services and academic programming that supports West Valley industries.
  • Implementation of West Valley Pipeline (regional workforce development strategy)
  • Integration of West Valley Pipeline into PipelineAZ platform


Committee Participation:                                                                              

Agua Fria USD, Alston Construction, Arizona Legislators, Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, Arizona State University, AZ Regents, Bell Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boys and Girls Club, Buckeye Union HSD, Center for the Future of Arizona, City of Avondale, City of Buckeye, City of Glendale, City of Goodyear, City of Surprise, Cox, Estrella Mountain Community College, First Bank, Franklin Pierce University, Gateway Community College, Gilbane, Glendale Community College, Goodwill AZ, Grand Canyon University, Great Hearts Trivium Prep, Homeless Youth Connection, LGE Design, Littleton School District, MADD, Maryvale Revitalization, New Pathways for Youth, Northern Arizona University, Peoria Unified School District, Phoenix College, School Connect, Senator McSally’s office, Turn a New Leaf, University of Arizona Global Campus, University of Phoenix, Washington Elementary SD, Weitz, West Valley Mavericks, West-MEC

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