AZ League Connection

The League's Monthly Online Newsletter

Issue 302: February 2021

2021 League Annual Conference Update

As we begin our preparations for this year’s event please let us know if you have topics or speakers that would be of interest for concurrent sessions, general sessions, and keynote presenters.

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League Welcomes New Executive Committee Members

The League Nominating Committee recently recommended seven new individuals to serve on the League Executive Committee.

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League Webinars: Broadband 101

The League has a webinar coming on broadband. The webinar will cover Arizona’s broadband basics for rural communities, what is currently in place and what the future holds for broadband in Arizona.

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Executive Committee Spotlight: Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls

The League of Arizona Cities & Towns introduces a brand new video feature – Executive Committee Spotlights! In the latest video, meet League Vice President and Yuma Mayor, Doug Nicholls.

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NLC Congressional City Conference

Join us as we learn how to lead with a new Administration and new Congress in 2021! At Congressional City Conference you’ll learn how to drive federal policy, engage in dialogue with federal officials and strengthen intergovernmental partnership with decisionmakers.

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Arizona Environmental Infrastructure Authority: An Opportunity for Rural Communities to Address Important Infrastructure Needs

Congressman Greg Stanton spearheaded an effort to secure funding opportunities for Arizona in the recently enacted Water Resources Development Act. The authority is designed to provide federal resources through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assist small and rural communities as they address their water infrastructure needs.

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Legal Corner: Arizona Supreme Court Issues Gift Clause Decision

On February 8 the Arizona Supreme Court held the City of Peoria violated article 9, section 7 of the Arizona Constitution (the “Gift Clause”) by spending approximately $2.6 million to encourage a private university to open a campus in Peoria.

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Trainings and Events

The League has compiled a calendar of upcoming trainings and events that may be of interest over the course of the next few months.

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