The East Valley Partnership encourages all members to participate in at least one committee that appeals to their individual interests or expertise. The Partnership is known as an organization that ‘rolls up its sleeves’ and gets to work for the community. Much of that work originates at the committee level.

Our Committees

Meets: 8x a year on dates/months designated by individual committee chair

Vision: This committee oversees legislative strategy and implementation, makes public policy recommendations to the board, and monitors various legislative & city government efforts.

Co-Chair: Jason Bagley – Intel Corporation
Co-Chair: Richard Silverman – Jennings Strouss

Meets: 6x a year on dates/months designated by individual committee chair

Vision: This committee is the outgrowth of the former East Valley Aviation & Aerospace Alliance and will focus on regional advocacy with regard to aviation and aerospace issues.

Co-Chair: Brian Bednar – SRP
Co-Chair: Brian Campbell – Campbell Law Group

Meets: As needed

Vision: This committee considers Board Development nominations and assists with the recruitment and retention of East Valley Partnership members.

Chair: Brian Campbell – Campbell Law Group

Meets: 6x a year on dates/months designated by individual committee chair

Vision: This committee’s areas of focus include education, workforce development and capital financing development.

Co-Chair: Tom Kaupie – National Bank of Arizona
Co-Chair: Marc Schultz – Snell & Wilmer

Meets: Quarterly

Vision: Committee meetings will focus on education issues of broad interest to EVP membership, and provide ample time for networking.

Co-Chair: Sally Downey – EVIT
Co-Chair: Steve Utter – Empire Southwest

Meets: Quarterly

Vision: Committee meetings will focus on issues facing public education practitioners, and members will take an active role in advocating for education issues.

Co-Chair: Michael Cowan – Mesa Public Schools
Co-Chair: Maria Hesse – ASU

Committee is open to current public education practitioners only.

Meets: As needed

Vision: This committee focuses on the financial status of the organization including an annual audit and yearly budget reviews. This committee oversees the operations of the organization to promote growth within the organization.

Chair: Mark Dreher – Wallace, Plese + Dreher LLP

Meets: Bi-monthly

Vision: This committee focuses on marketing the assets found in the East Valley to a regional and national audience through Public Relations, Online Advertising, Social Media and more.

Chair:  Jaye O’Donnell – City of Mesa Economic Development Deputy Director

Meets: Monthly

Vision: This committee focuses on and considers all forms of transportation, air travel and airports, and transit and infrastructure needed for a sustainable East Valley multi-modal transportation system.

Co-Chair: Kevin Olson – Steptoe & Johnson
Co-Chair: Vice-Mayor Jack Sellers – City of Chandler

Collaborate and share your expertise on an East Valley Partnership Committee.