Committee Co-Chairs

Throughout the year, co-chairs work with their counterparts from the Commission Sonora-Arizona (CSA) to advance binational projects called “action items.”

Action items are the programs, projects and initiatives developed by the binational co-chairs throughout the year. Action items reflect the priorities of the Governors of Arizona and Sonora and advance the mission of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC). Committee co-chairs regularly update the status on their action items to thier membership, the AMC board of directors, and the Governors of Arizona and Sonora.

The frequency of AMC committee meetings varies depending on the needs of each committee. However, the binational committees meet formally four times a year. Twice a year the committees meet in Arizona at the AMC Spring Inter-Plenary Session and the AMC Summer Plenary Session. The other two meetings are in Sonora, Mexico for the CSA Fall Inter-Plenary Session and CSA Winter Plenary Session.

ForumsCommission membership consists of several hundred public and private sector leaders from throughout Arizona, including state agency directors, corporate executives, small business owners, healthcare and education professionals, lawyers, entrepreneurs, real estate and travel agents, brokers, artists, researchers, bankers, accountants, legislators and other professionals from all aspects of business and public service.

By serving on a committee of choice, members exercise their common desire to contribute to the exchange of ideas and information through cross-border communication and collaboration. Working in coordination with their Sonora-Arizona Commission counterparts, members enjoy the benefits of networking, participating in the facilitation of bilateral initiatives and contributing to the incubation of cross-border projects at the biannual Plenary Session, held each summer in Arizona and each fall in Sonora.

Agribusiness & Wildlife

Arizona

Chris UdallChris Udall
Executive Director
Agri-Business Council of Arizona

Art & Culture

Arizona

Economic Development

Arizona

Education

Arizona

Chris BustamanteChris A. Bustamante
President
Rio Salado College

Emergency Management

Arizona

Energy

Arizona

Environment & Water

Arizona

David RobertsDavid Roberts
Manager, Water Rights
Salt River Project
(602) 236-2343
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Michael J. LaceyMichael J. Lacey
Deputy Director
Arizona Department of Water Resources
(602) 771-8426
[email protected]

Financial, Business & Legal Services

Arizona

CarlosCarlos Emmermann
Emmermann & Associates
email
Benjamin AguileraBenjamin Aguilera
Partner and Owner
Aguilera International Counsel, L.L.P.
(602) 682-8421
email

Duane FroeschleDuane Ralph Froeschle
President, Arizona & Northern Nevada Division
Western Alliance Bank
email

Health Services

Arizona

William NeubauerWilliam Neubauer
Retired Physician
(520) 444-9048
email

Real Estate

Arizona

Security

Arizona

Sports (Ad-hoc)

Arizona
Richard Saenz
Consultant
The Arizona Diamondbacks
(480) 940-8186
[email protected]

Tourism

Arizona

Transportation, Infrastructure & Ports

Arizona

Accomplishments

Collaboration Through ArtsWhere: Arizona-Sonora
What: Collaboration through Arts Promotes Community Health
Pillars: Advocacy
The AMC is tackling community health initiatives through its Arts & Culture committee. In partnership with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the committee has developed a brief residency program to address the subject of obesity and promote healthy living through dance. This program is an example of AMC committee work crossing over. Arts expression through dance promotes preservation of culture while it also promotes health in the community.