Phoenix 2009

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.


Phoenix Overview

  • Aaron Matos, Founder & CEO,

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

Downloadable Documents

Other Trips