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2023 Land Use Update: Economic Development, Water, Housing & More, 06/09/2023, On Demand More info »
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2023 Land Use Update: Economic Development, Water, Housing & More

Total Credits: 4.5 Administrative Law Specialization, 6.25 CLE, 5.5 Real Estate Law Specialization

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Real Property |  Environmental & Water Law
Nicole Antonopoulos |  Alexandra Muller Arboleda |  Tom Dorn |  Joshua Bednarek |  Brianne Fisher |  Christine Mackay |  Jason B Morris |  Samantha Keating |  Koren Manning |  Jennifer Mikelson |  Michelle McNutty |  Sharon Megdal |   7 more....
Co-Sponsored by:
American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter and The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute
Doubletree Hotel by Hilton -Phoenix-Tempe - Tempe, AZ



During the first session, experts in planning and economic development will discuss the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Discussion will revolve around the nexus of planning and economic development and will feature how TSMC is a key driver for both and what its impact means for the future of Phoenix.

The potential for future low-runoff conditions in Arizona and limitations on water use are coming key parts of the development discussion. In the second session, three water experts will discuss what non-experts in the development community need to know—how we got here, what to expect, and where we should be paying attention.

The lunch hour will feature keynote remarks from Joy Rich, AICP.  Joy recently retired as County Manager of Maricopa County after a distinguished career in planning and governance. She will reflect on her experiences and explain how planning does (and does not) fit well with management.  

The afternoon begins with an exploration of innovative affordable housing tools from three of the state’s major cities.  This will be followed by a discussion on sustainable development, with a focus on resilience hubs and parking for livable communities.  Our day ends with our annual overview of current land use legislation and case law.

We look forward to seeing you in person this year!

Seminar co-chairs:
Cameron Artigue, Gammage & Burnham 
Hannah Bleam, AICP, Land Use Planner, Withey Morris Baugh, PLC
Christina Rubalcava, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Flagstaff

Nicole Antonopoulos, City of Flagstaff Sustainability Director
Alexandra Arboleda, Attorney & Board Vice President, Central Arizona Water Conservation District
Joshua Bednarek, City of Phoenix Planning Director
Tom Dorn, Dorn Group
Brianne Fisher, City of Tempe Interim Sustainability Director
Alex Hayes, Withey Morris Baugh, PLC
Christine Mackay, City of Phoenix Economic Development Director
Jason Morris, Withey Morris Baugh, PLC
Samantha Keating, City of Phoenix Deputy Housing Director
Koren Manning, City of Tucson Planning Administrator
Michelle McNulty, City of Flagstaff Planning Director
Jennifer Mikelson, City of Flagstaff Housing Analyst
Dr. Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center, U of A 
Sarah Meggison, AICP, City of Tucson Housing Development Manager
Genevieve Pearthree, City of Flagstaff Resilience Analyst    
Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy 
Joy Rich, AICP

See Handouts for full agenda.

The Early Registration Rate will expire at 5:00pm on June 2, 2023. After that the price will increase to $289.  Cancellations must be submitted by 5:00pm on June 5, 2023.

Do you have a copy of the latest edition of Arizona Land Use Law. See details and order information here.



Alexandra Muller Arboleda Related Seminars and Products

Attorney and Board Vice President

Gammage & Burnham PLC

Tom Dorn Related Seminars and Products

Tom Dorn, President of Dorn Policy Group Inc., has a diverse background in government and politics at the federal, state, county, municipal, district and tribal levels. His firm represents numerous multi-national corporations, trade associations and government entities. Major current and previous clients include 3M, American Medical Response, American Insurance Association, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Highway Users, Aviation Coalition of Arizona, Barstool/Penn Gaming, Becton Dickinson, Cigna Healthcare, City of Phoenix, GlobalMed, HDR Engineering, Macquarie Capital USA, McLane Company, Netjets, Peabody Energy, Roche Diagnostics, Stride/K12, TC Energy and The CORE Institute. Prior to starting Dorn Policy Group, Inc. in November 2000, Tom was a Partner for three years at the Arizona public affairs firm Jamieson Gutierrez. There he was the chief legislative strategist and lobbyist for the firm’s notable clients including America West Airlines, City of Tucson, Cox Communications, Fiesta Bowl, Hitachi Data Systems, Hopi Tribe, Reliant Energy and Southwest Student Services. From 1994 to 1997, Tom served as the State and Federal Lobbyist for the Arizona Department of Transportation under Republican Governor Fife Symington where he was instrumental in the STEP 21 Coalition, a Washington D.C.-based effort to secure equitable highway financing nationwide. Tom also initiated development of federal legislation enabling the ultimate construction of the Hoover Dam Bridge now spanning the Colorado River. These significant policy efforts have led to subsequent opportunities for increased commerce along the CANAMEX Corridor and the future Interstate 11 connecting Phoenix and Las Vegas. From 1990 to 1994, Tom served Democrat Governor Rose Mofford as Legislative Director for the Arizona Department of Commerce where he
advanced business legislation pertaining to international trade, housing, finance, economic development and sports promotion. He also served as Legislative Director for the Arizona State Land Department where he advocated for policies relative to natural resource management, water, grazing leases, forestry, urban planning and environmental protection. Early in his career, Tom served as a Congressional intern Washington for the late Arizona Congressman Jay Rhodes and then as a Government Relations Assistant to legendary Arizona lobbyist, Ambassador P. Robert Fannin from whom he learned honor, knowledge, skill and tenacity are the pillars of successful advocacy. Tom holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University (ASU). He is active in numerous organizations including the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Tax Research Association, Arizona Town Hall, Economic Club of Phoenix, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Scottsdale Bible Church, State Society of Arizona and serves on the boards of the Arizona Highway Users and Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory. Tom has three daughters and lives in Phoenix.

Jason B Morris Related Seminars and Products


Withey Morris PLC

Jason Barclay Morris is a graduate of the University of Arizona, College of Law, and a founding partner at the law firm of Withey Morris Baugh, PLC. His past experience includes work as a congressional staff member, and as partner with the Land Use Section for a major Phoenix law firm.
Mr. Morris’s practice is exclusively in land use, planning and zoning and government relations in Arizona, as well as the Southwest region. His client list includes significant development in every asset class and representation in some of the state’s most high-profile land use cases. His clientele includes national homebuilders, multi-family developers, master plan developers, landowners, family offices and Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Morris has also successfully litigated land use cases on behalf of property owners against Arizona municipalities.
He served as Chair of the City of Phoenix License Appeals Board and was the District 3 representative to the Maricopa County Transportation Advisory Board. He was also appointed by the Mayor to serve on the City of Phoenix Development Advisory Board. Mr. Morris was past-chair of Valley Partnership’s State Legislative Committee. In that capacity, he worked extensively on the Growing Smarter Legislation as well as opposing the Citizen’s Growth Management Initiative. He also served as an Ad Hoc Committee-member advising on the combination of the Planning & Development Services Departments at the City of Phoenix. Jason’s other honors include recognition as an outstanding community leader by the Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Issue, and he was honored as one of the “Best of the Bar” by the Arizona Business Journal.
Mr. Morris is currently on the Board of Trustees for The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute. Additional outside boards and activities include Valley Leadership, Urban Land Institute, ASU Real Estate Council, and the Arizona Town Hall. He also served as President of the Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and is a member of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Trustees.

Joy Rich Related Seminars and Products

, AICP, is a deputy county manager with Maricopa County. Her areas of responsibility include the air quality, environmental services, emergency management, facilities management, planning & development, waste resources, and transportation departments and the flood control district. Ms. Rich previously served as assistant county manager and director of the Planning & Development Department, which provides land use planning, zoning, building permit, and code enforcement services to unincorporated Maricopa County. Before joining Maricopa County, she worked for both the cities of Phoenix and Glendale. Ms. Rich holds Bachelor of Science degrees in geography and master of public administration degrees from Arizona State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, the Arizona City/County Management Association and Valley Partnership’s City/County Committee. 06/2016

Cameron C Artigue Related Seminars and Products

Gammage & Burnham PLC

Cameron Artigue has spent his entire career at Gammage & Burnham and has over 35 years of experience in zoning and land use litigation. He has handled well over 100 appeals in state and federal courts, and his name appears on more than 75 published opinions. This includes many notable cases in the areas of zoning, land use, and state lands. For more than 20 years, he has taught Land Use Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, and also teaches at the W.P. Carey School of Business. Cameron is on the Advisory Board for the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and is assuming co-authorship of Arizona Land Use Law, published by the Arizona State Bar as the definitive authority in this field.

Christina Claire Rubalcava Related Seminars and Products

CHRISTINA C. RUBALCAVA, Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Flagstaff. Christina joined the City of Flagstaff in March 2016 and represents the Community Development and Engineering divisions. She previously was a partner in Phoenix at the law firm of Osborn Maledon where she represented clients in the areas of employment, education, and general commercial litigation. Before that she clerked for the Honorable David G. Campbell on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Christina is a graduate of Arizona State University, B.A., 2005, and Stanford Law School, J.D., 2008.

Hannah Bleam Related Seminars and Products

Hannah Bleam, AICP is a land use planner at the law firm Withey Morris Baugh, PLC. Prior to joining Withey Morris Baugh PLC, she held positions with the City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department as the sign section supervisor and a Village Planner for Central City, Encanto, Paradise Valley and North Mountain villages. These positions provided her with extensive knowledge of rezonings, planned unit developments, general plan amendments, text amendments, signage, community outreach, zoning adjustments, and other land use matters. Hannah is a graduate of Elon University, B.A., 2009, and the University of Oregon, Masters of Community and Regional Planning, 2012.



Doubletree Hotel by Hilton -Phoenix-Tempe

2100 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ, United States