PHOTO BY CITY OF APACHE JUNCTION
A participant in the Sept. 15 Apache Junction Community Town Hall gives an update to the group regarding discussions at his table. This was Pinal County’s most recent Town Hall.
Meet Evelyn Casuga, Arizona Town Hall Committee Chair
Evelyn Casuga serves part time at Central Arizona College in the president’s office in Community Relations and as a consultant to the Center for the Future of Arizona. Her volunteer roles focus on economic and community development, education and civic engagement. 18
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Why did you personally feel a desire to get involved with Arizona Town Hall? For over 50 years, Arizona Town Hall has created an environment for civil discourse and civic engagement on topics critical to the State of Arizona.I attended my first Town Hall in the early 90s, and was immediately hooked. The passion and engagement from participants all over Arizona, the process by which consensus was reached on thoughtful recommendations
and the newfound camaraderie all inspired me. I attended several Town Halls over the next 20 years and subsequently served on the board of directors. Since retiring from my corporate role at the end of 2014, I’ve continued to participate as a volunteer with the organization, serving as Development Committee Chair, assisting with media relations during Town Hall events and supporting Town Hall activities throughout Arizona. The need is as critical as ever
that Arizonans have a vehicle for expressing themselves on topics impacting their lives and in a manner that educates, engages and moves individuals and organizations toward positive action.I hope that my skills and relationships can contribute to continuing this effort through Arizona Town Hall. What do you see as the most important issue(s) AZTH is addressing in the region? The 2017 Arizona Town Hall THE HOLIDAY EDITION • HOLIDAY 2017