Total Credits: 4.5 Administrative Law Specialization, 6.25 CLE, 5.5 Real Estate Law Specialization
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!
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.
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, President of Dorn Policy Group Inc., has a diverse background in government and politics at the federal, state, county, municipal and tribal levels. His firm currently represents numerous multi-national corporations, trade associations and government entities. Major clients include the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3M, American Insurance Association, Macquarie Capital USA, McLane Company, American Medical Response, The CORE Institute, Cigna Healthcare, Arizona Bioindustry Association, HDR Engineering and Peabody Energy. Dorn Policy Group, Inc. provides government relations services in Arizona as well as Washington D.C. through its affiliation with Miller/Weinhold Capitol Strategies and Capital Partnerships. 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 extensive list of clients including America West Airlines, Cox Communications, Fiesta Bowl, Hitachi Data Systems, Reliant Energy, Southwest Student Services, Hopi Tribe and the City of Tucson. From 1994 to 1997, Tom served as the State and Federal Lobbyist for the Arizona Department of Transportation. There he was instrumental in the development of Republican Governor Fife Symington’s federal transportation policy and served as the key resource to the Arizona Congressional delegation for the federal reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act. Tom was also Arizona’s representative to the STEP 21 Coalition, a multi-state, Washington D.C.-based effort to secure equitable highway financing throughout the United States. In 1995, Tom successfully worked with Congressional staff to insert the actual language in the National Highway System Act establishing the CANAMEX Corridor as a high priority corridor. The Corridor has since become the cornerstone of multi-state transportation and economic development cooperation from Arizona to Montana. He also organized the 1996 meeting of the entire Arizona and Nevada Congressional delegations to seek funding for the multi-million dollar Hoover Dam Bridge project that now expedites commerce and tourism between the major metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Las Vegas. These events led to the current development of Congressionally-designated Interstate 11. From 1991 to 1994, Tom worked as the Legislative Director for the Arizona State Land Department, where he secured passage of legislation to allow two referendums regarding state land exchanges to be placed on the state general election ballot. He lobbied the legislature on various matters including natural resource management, grazing leases, forestry, urban planning and environmental protection. Previously, Tom was also Legislative Director for the Arizona Department of Commerce under Democratic Governor Rose Mofford. Active in several economic development trade organizations, he lobbied the state legislature on issues such as business recruitment, international trade, energy utilization, sports promotion, housing and business finance. 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 prominent Arizona lobbyist P. Robert Fannin, former chairman of the Arizona Republican Party and U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republican. Tom holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University (ASU). In 2001, he was named by The Phoenix Business Journal as one of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders in Phoenix. He is active in the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Town Hall, Arizona Tax Research Association, and serves on the boards of the Arizona Highway Users and Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory. Tom has three teenage daughters and lives in Phoenix. 06/2016
, 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
has spent his entire career at Gammage & Burnham, and has handled over 100 appeals in state and federal courts. He has been a frequent presenter at land use conferences in and out of Arizona , and has taught land use law for many years at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. On the gift clause, he litigated Turken v. Gordon through the Arizona Supreme Court.
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.