Individual topics discussed included regional transportation supported by the Valley Metro Bus System and the country's newest light rail, billions of dollars for new highway infrastructure secured by the Maricopa Association of Governments and the academic collaboration that resulted in the recent addition of the University of Arizona's Medical School to downtown Phoenix. Additional programs exploring Phoenix's ambitious downtown development strategic plan, spotlights on the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and Glendale, regional collaboration of law enforcement entities, regional sustainability best practices, and economic development incentives were also part of the three day initiative.
The 2009 InterCity trip highlighted Phoenix's thriving regionalism (regional collaboration of law enforcement entities, regional sustainability best practices, and economic development incentives), its successful initiative to acquire a medical school, and its robust transportation system.
- Aaron Matos, Founder & CEO, Jobing.com
Vision for Glendale and the West Valley
- Ed Beasley, City Manager, City of Glendale
Transportation: Overview and Funding - How the Pieces Fit
- Dennis Smith, Executive Director, Maricopa Association of Governments
- Eric Anderson, Transportation Director, Maricopa Association of Governments
- Chuck Coughlin, President, HighGround, Inc.
Building a Vibrant Downtown: Education as a Driver for Downtown Development
- Jason Harris, Deputy Director, City of Phoenix
- David Roderique, President & CEO, Downtown Phoenix Partnership
The Anatomy of a Partnership for Building a Downtown Medical School
- Dr. Stuart Flynn, Dean University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University
Transportation: Regional Cooperation to Provide Transit
Creating a Vision to Stand Out
How a Regional Approach to Policing is Strengthening Public Safety
- Sherry Kiyler, Police Chief, Chandler Police Department
- Lance Heivilin, Sergeant, Mesa Police Department, East Valley Fusion Center
Arizona & Maricopa County Tools for Economic Development
- Barry Broome, President & CEO Greater Phoenix Economic Council
- A Regional Approach to Sharing Best Practices
- Anne Reichman, Program Manager, Sustainable Cities Network
- Scott Bouchie, Deputy Director, Environmental and Sustainability City of Mesa