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Quality of Life Committee new version – Do Not Touch


Committee Co-Chairs: Councilmember Laura Kaino, City of Goodyear and Evelyn Casuga - Center for the Future of Arizona


The West Valley Quality of Life Committee is focused on promoting the high quality of life and strong buying power of this region. The Committee maintains an inventory of West Valley assets that enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors to the state. They are highly aware of the importance of the impact this topic has for decision makers when locating new businesses or expanding existing ones in the region.

Current Projects:

  • Quality of Life Wheel
  • Partnership with Sonoran Institute / State of the Parks, technical working group
  • Rio Reimagined support: outreach and engagement
  • Physician recruitment marketing materials in partnership with the Healthcare Committee
  • IT/Tech talent recruitment marketing materials


Committee Participation:                                                                              

A Mission of Mercy, APS, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Coyotes, Arizona Legislators, Arizona State University, AZ Mist, BNC National Bank, Bowman Consulting, Boys and Girls Club, Buckeye UHSD, Center for the Future of Arizona, City of Avondale, City of Glendale, City of Goodyear, City of Litchfield Park, City of Peoria, City of Phoenix, City of Surprise, DMB Inc., Dominium, Dysart SD, Estrella Mountain Community College, First Bank, Grand Canyon University, Homeless Youth Connection, Leadership West, MADD, Peoria USD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, SimonCRE, SRP, Sun Ridge Hotels, Town of Wickenburg, Vitalyst Health, West Valley Arts Council, West-MEC, WHAM

"We’ve seen the magnificent outcome of this balance with the preservation of Sunrise Mountain and the White Tank Mountain conservancy, where cities are embracing this opportunity and taking thoughtful steps to plan our cities in ways that ensure today’s residents, and those of tomorrow, will forever have access to the lands, amenities, and heritage that make us so unique."

Cathy Carlat, Mayor, City of Peoria

"A recent national study showed that West Valley nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences contributed $23 million in direct economic activity, more than $2.5 million in local and state government revenues, and it also contributes to over 1,000 jobs in the West Valley.  The arts also promote innovation, collaboration and positively impacts local economies through education, cultural understanding and the health and well-being of the communities they serve.”

Sandra Bassett, Executive Director, West Valley Arts Council


The West Valley Of Metro Phoenix Is Rich In Sports, Entertainment, Outdoor Recreation, Housing, Health And Fitness, Arts And Culture, And More! The West Valley Lifestyle Wheel Is Your Interactive Resource To The Large Inventory The Assets That Exist In This Region. Residents And Business Select Their New Homes Based On A Variety Of Reason, But Most Importantly, By The Quality Of Life A Community Offers. Click Below To Find Information, Resources And Links To The Assets In A Particular Category.

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