Ne of west E r Se D G oun e P ra d ag nts e8 December 2011
Published for SEAGO Member Entities and Strategic Partners
Vol. 1, No. 12
Naco, Rio de Sonora festivities By Akos Kovach Business attraction and investor interest was demonstrated with keen precision in Naco, Sonora on Friday Nov 18. Organizers – Agencia de Promoción Económico Regional de Naco – APRECORN, with support from SEAGO EDD, showcased community spirit, a wide range of assets, a willing business community, maquiladoras opportunities and support from the private and public sectors. Local government officials spent the day with the crowds that toured the city on two buses provided by the municipality of Naco. continued on page 3
Pathways Is Under Construction!
Stay Tuned for the Pathways Labor Staffing Program
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By Alison Van Gorp Pathways Out of Poverty is going through a renovation! We will continue to be a federally funded job training program but will also offer skilled
labor staffing services. We are proud of the achievements and many successes of our clients as a result of this grant. As our program winds down in the upcoming months, we want to harness the momentum we have built and continue to connect people to jobs through the Pathways Labor Staffing Program. The Pathways Program was put into motion in January of 2010. It was a vehicle for job training designed to assist dis-
advantaged populations such as eligible veterans, or dislocated ex-offenders, and unemployed individuals in becoming jobready for employment within emerging green industries. Pathways is funded by the Department of Labor by way of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The job training provided is designed to support career tracks in the construction trades, specifically Solar Energy, continued on page 2
Are You Preparing For Your Export University Opportunity Summit? By Akos Kovach Hank Williams Jr. made Monday Night Football more fun with his anthem — “Are you ready for a party?” And while we are not planning a party, planning is well under way to bring Export University Economic Opportunity Summits to a city near you. Are you ready to show off your city, town or county? A summit is bigger than a meeting, more powerful than a committee, and able to jump start a floundering economy when participants demonstrate enthusiasm and confidence in what they have to show or sell. In last month’s edition of The Turning Point, we mentioned the concept of organizing at least one Summit in each of the four counties in the SEAGO Region, we were also hoping to ascertain interest in the San Carlos Apache communities of San Carlos, Bylas and Fort Thomas because attracting business and outside investment to the Tribal area would create new jobs and benefit the entire region. Raising the ante Since then our strategic partners at the SBDC raised the ante. We are now looking into combining the highly successful and
informative Export University series and international trade initiatives into one major event leveraging resources and bringing extra value to all attendees. These opportunity summits plus the talent and professionalism of the Export University cadre comprised of Department of Commerce, SBA and SBDC professionals who will highlight a strategic conversation that produces action steps and real time answers. By bringing different perspectives to the same forum the genesis for diversifying our economy can begin at the local level. Remember — obstacles are ethereal. We can change, alter, move or find ways to work with ‘obstacles’ but it is up to each of us to convey challenges or impediments that are currently preventing or obstructing job creation. These forums will elevate attendees, allow face-to-face meetings with decision makers and help you get to know the right people. Attendees will gain valuable information about resources that are poised to help them achieve success. The first event will be held at the Cochise College Campus in Douglas, if you have questions about hosting an Export University Opportunity Summit please contact: economicdevelopment@ seago.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
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continued from page 1 Weatherization, and Environmental Remediation. The investment is significant, with the average student receiving the equivalent of approximately $3,000 in training, and in some cases in excess $5,500. Industrial and Construction employers can now benefit from the services of these highly trained individuals by hiring them when they have a specific labor needs. Stay tuned to the SEAGO news letter for news and updates on the Pathways Labor Staffing Program. For more information contact: Alison Van Gorp, Pathways Job Developer, (520) 6781 4 1 5 . av a n g or p @ seago.org.
By Randy Heiss The team at SEAGO Economic Development District is proud to present another edition of our newsletter to our subscriber list. It is a great pleasure to provide you valuable information about the programs, events, successes and experiences of the SEAGO team and our member agencies and partner organizations within the region. Monthly production requires a considerable amount of coordination, teamwork and time, which, as with any other such effort, comes with associated expenses. Like most other non-profits and governmental agencies, SEAGO has experienced major reductions in funding sources, and with the current political climate at the state and federal level, this trend is expected to continue. In response to reduced funding levels, and in preparation for more of the same, SEAGO has no choice but
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to take responsible steps to reduce costs while balancing those actions in consideration of the value of each service we provide. Unfortunately, the monthly production of our newsletter is one area where we must look to for reducing expenses in order to stay within our allocated budget. Therefore, the January edition of our newsletter will be the last monthly publication and subsequent editions will be produced on a bi-monthly basis. We believe that by making this adjustment to our newsletter production schedule, we can provide you with the same valuable information you have been enjoying, while at the same time, reducing production expenses and allowing staff to focus the associated time savings on job creation activities. Thank you for your continued support, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or (520) 432-5301 Extension 202.
Naco . . . Impressive list of attributes Naco sports 21st century telecommunications, a prominent railroad operation, ample locations for intra modal opportunities, good highways that provide access to Agua Prieta, Cananea and Nogales. Naco offers an ample water supply, local electricity, El Paso gas line provides modern access to natural gas, nearby farms and ranches opened their doors to reveal the wide diversity of produce grown in the area, and an asset inventory of Naco provided proof for immediate expansion capability. Dancers from 7 states The Municipal Auditorium was aglow with cameras, lights and reporters from both sides of the border. Officials from throughout the state of Sonora lined up in support, welcoming all the American guests. The tour included stops at a large farming operation, the local tortilla factory, a solid wood furniture sales and production business, an indoor-outdoor iron furniture fabrication operation, tour of the city, a carne asada luncheon with an amaz-
ing array of traditional folk dancing representing 7 states from Mexico. This cultural program was spectacular! The tour ended near the Naco City Museum and local shopping along the main street. The gateway to the Sonora River Valley complete with hundreds of years of culture, art
and tradition preceded by over a thousand years of tribal history as well. Many sights to see, plenty of bargains to find. Future events are being planned, but one thing is certain â€” all the attendees have become ambassadors of good will and can testify to the warm greeting, hospitality and numerous opportunities to be found in Naco, Sonora.
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This furniture factory (it makes sales to the public) was just one of Nacoâ€™s economic attractions the binational crowd visited.
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Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition By A’kos Kovach As the holidays approach, giant overseas factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — some of this merchandise is produced at the expense of our own labor pool. This year can be different. This year Americans in general but Arizonan’s in particular can choose to give the gift of genuine concern for jobs. It is time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in overseas produced wrapping paper? Everyone — yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, family-owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates. Are you considering a flat-screen TV or other major appliance as a gift? Many American companies send parts to Mexico for assembly and then bring those products back to the U.S.A. for sale at great savings. These Mexican assembly plants provide thousands of jobs along our southern border, and those assembly line employees come to Arizona to shop. Yes, stop in the parking lots of Sierra Vis-
Check out your hometown’s Main Street. ta stores or the mall and count the cars and trucks from Sonora for yourself. The same is true through our Region — ask anyone in Nogales, Bisbee or Douglas. Shoppers from Mexico travel to Safford and over to Tucson, too. Year of the practical gift? Thinking practical gift? How about a driveway seal? Or lawn mowed for the summer? Turquoise Valley Golf Course is just one of many golf courses throughout the SEAGO Region — how about gift certificates for games at any of our local golf courses? There are a dozens of owner-operated restaurants — all offer gift certificates. How about breakfast? Gift certificates for a half
Here in Southeastern Arizona let us encourage our local small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams.
dozen breakfasts at a local breakfast joint? Remember, this is about supporting home town locally owned stores and businesses. Their financial lives on the line and we can keep their doors open. How many people would appreciate an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, with work performed at a shop run by one of our neighbors? Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day. Okay, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes. Each of our SEAGO Region cities has a strong Arts community, how about a sculpture, or work of art? Plan your holiday gatherings at local, owner-operated restaurants, bed and breakfast or a local boutique hotel. How about going out to see a play at one of our many hometown theatres? Musicians need love too, find one of the many venues throughout the SEAGO Region that showcases local bands. This special time of the year is about caring, about sharing, about showing love through many different ways — some of those ways are by buying gifts. Here in Southeastern Arizona let us encourage our local small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. Showing concern and demonstrating our care for our neighbors can become contagious. It all starts with us. THIS can become a new tradition during these special holy holidays.
Commercial Loans Are Flowing Over the past few months one of our most important strategic partners, the SBDC, teamed to showcase local lenders and introduce them to the business community and entrepreneurs. Often these events stimulated more questions than answers, but most importantly this message remains: Commercial loans are available and are being funded. Bridge loans, second mortgages, loans collateralized by hotels, motels, multifamily or mixed use structures are attainable.
Loan size vary with the type of loan but begin at $100,000-level and run up toward the $7-million level. All loans are not created equally, nor do they serve the same purpose, but don’t let your dreams and ideas “die in the parking lot.” Ask questions. Don’t give up. But most importantly be realistic. For help with finding a lender for your commercial loan please contact email@example.com or schmittm@ cochise.edu. We stand ready to help!
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Graham County Board Demonstrates Leadership This article was contributed by the Graham County Board of Supervisors and published on Nov. 27 in the Eastern Arizona Courier. The Graham County Board of Supervisors is calling on state lawmakers to repeal or suspend a series of budget maneuvers that are projected to cost Arizona’s 15 counties over $90 million this year. “Arizona counties have absorbed $288 million in state budget impacts since 2008, including $93 million in fiscal year 2012,” the Nov. 7 resolution stated. “These shifts have inflicted significant financial pressures on counties already reeling from the financial effects of the recession.” In a demonstration of the measure’s urgency, the resolution was signed by every elected official in the county, including Sheriff P.J. Allred. Addressed to state lawmakers, the resolution calls on the Legislature to: • Repeal the planned transfer of state prisoners to county jails. • Eliminate the mandatory county contributions (forced county payments to the state). • Freeze the diversion of county road building and maintenance dollars.
“Graham County simply does not have the financial capacity to absorb additional impacts from the state,” said Supervisor Jim Palmer, chairman of the board. “The county is willing to partner with the state on budget solutions but is asking for relief from these specific impacts. We hope our state lawmakers will heed the call and respond.” Security risks and financial challenge Supervisor Palmer addressed the state prisoner shifts to the counties as simply unmanageable. “At a time when our county’s facility is being utilized to capacity, transferring state prisoners to Graham County not only creates additional security risks but presents a financial challenge of (more than) $250,000 when we have no way of offsetting it.” Supervisor Drew John noted that county contributions to the state are not sustainable. “We have managed our affairs diligently, and for the state to request continued contributions, simply because they can, will require Graham County citizens to receive services that are drastically reduced.”
Supervisor Mark Herrington expressed his concern over HURF shifts. “Graham County will now be forced to delay scheduled maintenance on our roadways. Our hope is that the roads do not decay to the point of having to rebuild as opposed to maintain,” he said. The resolution points out that counties responded quickly to the recession in 2008 by making real cuts to county spending while the state was balancing its budget with rollovers and accounting maneuvers. It also says counties have limited authority to increase revenue, making state cost shifts particularly difficult to absorb. The resolution also points to looming financial impacts that are likely to exacerbate the county’s financial struggles, including declining assessed valuations and potential reductions in support from federal programs such as PILT (payment in lieu of taxes) and Secure Rural Schools. “The combination of declining property values, state budget impacts and likely losses in federal revenue is making it more difficult than ever for Graham County to maintain a balanced budget and provide services,” Palmer said.
Why Do So Many Germans Visit Cochise County? This article was written for the Sierra Vista City Page in the Sierra Vista Herald by Erika K. Breckel, who is in charge of media, public relations and film for the City of Sierra Vista. Known throughout Germany, and German-speaking nations, as the most popular American Old West adventure novelist, Karl May (pronounced ‘my’ in English) has indirect ties to Sierra Vista. May lived most of his life in Radebeul, which is near Dresden in southeast Germany and is Sierra Vista’s sister city; a museum there is dedicated to the author. Born on Feb. 25, 1842 (died on March 30, 1912), into a poor family of 14 children,
May was one of five who survived. He had a troubled youth, having been in and out of jail and prison for theft and fraud. His incarceration, however, led him down the law-abiding career path of writing, as one of the pleasures he found while imprisoned was reading good stories. The love that Germans have for the untamed Old West is, by all accounts, attributed to May. While never having traveled to the American Southwest, May’s colorful, captivating and thought-provoking novels were born of his imagination and delved into what he believed were the hardships of the American Indian — the Apache. Read more about Karl May
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Education Reform in Arizona — What’s the plan?
Throughout the state there is great concern about status of education in Arizona and a growing recognition about the importance of preparing our students for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. GAZeL, the Greater Arizona eLearning Association, invites interested persons to participate in this Education Reform Roundtable with the leadership of three key organizations that are developing STEM and education reform plans and strategies. The Roundtable will include a brief overview from each member of the panel followed by questions and audience participation. The organization particularly wants participants to share their thoughts about the role of technology and eLearning in Arizona’s education reform initiatives. The agenda includes exhibits and lunch and complimentary passes to visit the Arizona Science Center.
Dec. 3 & 4, Cascabel, Annual Cascabel Community Fair from 10-4 each day. The Cascabel Community Fair is a unique celebration of rural Arizona beauty, history, hospitality, diversity and artistic expression. Take I-10 through Benson to exit 306. Head north through Pomerene. Follow the signs for 20 more miles on a scenic country road. The last five miles are unpaved. Dec. 8, Bisbee, Right Path health screenings, First Baptist Church of Bisbee, 1173 W. Highway 92, call (800) 770-0240 to schedule your tests. Test include heart ultrasound, atrial fibrillation test, stroke screen (a carotid ultrasound), thyroid ultrasound, test peripheral arterial disease and abdominal ultrasound. Dec. 10, Tubac, Cowboy Christmas begins at 1 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Plaza on Calle Baca and Plaza Road. Experience the culture of Sonora. Donations and proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz Community Foundation. Call (520) 761-4532 for more information.
Cost for registration is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The Roundtable will be held Dec. 13 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix Heritage and Science Park in downtown Phoenix, 600 E. Washington St. There will be free statewide audio and web conferencing. Panelists include: Rebecca Gau, Director, Governor’s Office Of Education Innovation. Rebecca is developing recommendations to submit to the Governor in December. John Huppenthal, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Arizona Department Of Education Leonard Fine, Scientific Program Officer, Science Foundation Arizona representing the Foundation’ STEM initiatives and the Arizona STEM Network. For information and registration, visit the organization’s website at www.gazel. org/node/838.
Dec. 12-13, San Carlos, 2nd Annual Energy Summit, Apache Gold Convention Center. “The SHOCKING TRUTH about Energy Consumption.” Call (928) 475-2331 for registration.
Online Articles ➢ A new technology-commercialization center at the University of Arizona was created to advance movement of ideas to the marketplace. ➢ The state Legislature next year may reconsider a new law requiring municipalities to share a $7 million burden to fund the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Republican lawmakers say. ➢ Shouting Secrets is a story of a splintered Indian family trying to connect in a time of crisis. It is the first feature film by Korinna Sehringer, and stars some of Indian country’s leading talent.
Staff change in SEAGO’s Medicare program For the past four and a half years Grace Murcio has been the Medicare/Health Insurance Counselor for SEAGO. However, Grace has decided to ‘move back home’ after Medicare Open Enrollment ends on December 7, 2011. Grace will be sorely missed by the many seniors that she has helped throughout the SEAGO Region. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Grace will be spending the next couple of weeks helping
to train her replacement. We welcome Adam Casillas who will serve in this important role. Adam was raised in southeastern Arizona and is fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish. Adam previously worked for the USDA and as an added bonus Adam is a certified EMT. Please join us in welcoming Adam Casillas to the SEAGO Medicare Insurance Program.
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Courage to Stand for Arizona’s Forests From Fox News, Nov. 17 EAGAR, Ariz. — The Wallow Fire was the biggest fire in Arizona history, and now a group from the White Mountain region, made up of lawmakers, business owners and residents, wants more control over the forest. The group, calling themselves “Courage to Stand for Arizona’s Forests,” says this fire could have been less damaging, had the forest been cleared. “Our tree density in some areas is running anywhere from 1,200 trees per acre to 2,200 trees per acre. And it is supposed to be, according to the Department of Interior, 70 trees per acre,” says Doyle Shamley from Apache County Natural Resources. The Wallow Fire burned mostly on federal land. The group, led by State Sen. Sylvia Allen, wants to challenge federal policies and get state and private entities into the forest to help clear it out. “All of our people up on our mountain are from all political persuasions, and I would say confidently that 95 percent of them are behind what we are trying to do. They want to save our forest,” says Sen. Allen. Read complete article
Part of the “Courage” group with one of the trees that was damaged by the Wallow Fire. Sen. Sylvia Allen is at the center of the group.
Sen. Allen’s Statement Sylvia Allen, Arizona Senate President Pro Tem, represents parts of Graham and Greenlee counties. She made the following statement at a news conference at the State Capitol on Nov. 17. The Fire season is over but the consequences are not. Arizona forests are still in a state of emergency. We must aggressively
thin and log to return our forest to pre-settlement stands of trees that our ecosystem can support. The fires left thousands upon thousands of trees dead, and the consequences will be a clogged forest of trees that are falling over and emitting CO2 for years to come. Read Sen. Allen’s complete statement
NADO Legislative Update Action Needed on EDA: Rep. Pompeo Bill to Eliminate EDA Action Needed on RTPOs and MPOs: Senate EPW Committee Moves Surface Transportation Bill; House Prepares to Move its Version Update on First “Minibus” Appropriations Package 1. Action Needed: Rep. Pompeo Bill to Eliminate EDA: On Oct. 4, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced legislation (H.R. 3090) in the U.S. House of Representatives to eliminate the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Since introducing the bill, Rep. Pompeo has been aggressively pushing the legislation through blogs, cable news appearances, and multiple “Dear Colleague” letters in the House. The proposal makes it harder for the This was prepared by Deborah Cox, Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs, The National Association of Development Organizations.
House and Senate Appropriations Committees to maintain level funding for EDA in the future. In addition, it makes it more difficult to advance a multi-year reauthorization bill in the House and Senate next year. We need your assistance with the following: • We need your help to identify a House Republican that will support EDA by circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter in the House, particularly if your Representative is a Republican that serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. If your Republican member of Congress is willing to support EDA by sponsoring a Dear Colleague letter, contact NADO Leg-
islative Director Deborah Cox at (202) 6248590. If your Representative voted to restore funding to EDA earlier this year (see voting scorecard the factsheet), please write a thank you letter and ask if they would be willing to circulate a Dear Colleague letter. Please reference the attached EDA Action Alert which includes a draft letter. 2. Action Needed: Senate EPW Committee Moves Surface Transportation Bill; House Looks to Move its Version: On Nov. 9, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) considered and unanimously approved a two-year surface transportation reauthorization bill “MAP21.” In the original Senate draft bill, local elected officials (particularly in rural areas) would have had a seat at the table during the state transportation planning process. Visit our blog to see the rest of this article and fact sheets.
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AEPCO Hosts Session on Its Source of ED Funding By Gary Dillard Arizona Electric Power Cooperative made a big impact on its service area recently when it was able to make a $300,000 low-interest-rate loan to Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox to help it purchase hardware and software needed for electronic medical records. Not only will residents within the coop’s service area benefit from better medical service, but the hospital will get reimbursed through a federal program for the cost of the high-tech enhancement and, when it pays back the loan, AEPCO will be able to loan the funds out again for further economic enhancement in the region. Win-win-win. This is the essence of the Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program (called “redleg”), which AEPCO wants to continue and grow, all to the benefit of the SEAGO Region. People with an interest in rural economic development gathered in Benson at the AEPCO board room on Nov. 18 for a day-long training session on REDL&G and how it can assist their communities. Some years back, explained Geoff Oldfather of AEPCO, who
handles community relations for the coop, it put up $80,000 of its own funds as a match to get a $400,000 grant through the REDL&G program. It has $180,000 remaining in that fund and wants to disburse it to a worthy development project, preferably — though not necessarily — within its service area so that it becomes eligible for another round of such funding. In turn, it will be able to put that money to work in the area, effectively setting up a revolving-loan fund. Any consumer-owned utility can participate in the REDL&G program and there are four other such coops in the Region. Conducting the training at Benson were to of Oldfather’s peers, Tom Lambrecht of Great River Energy in Minnesota and Clare Gustin of Sunflower Electric Power Corp. in Kansas. Lots of good results Each gave example after example of how they had been able to use the program to help create businesses in their area, from assisting hospital with growth (medical establishments get priority) to helping replace grocery stores in rural areas that had been devastated by tornados.
Folks with an interest in sources of funding for economic development around the SEAGO Region attended a day-long session at the Arizona Electric Power Cooperative headquarters in Benson Nov. 18 to hear from ED experts at other electric coops discuss the Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program. At the podium is Tom Lambrecht and next to him is Clare Gustin. The money for the loans or grants to the coops comes from interest on funds the nation’s coops have in a federal program. The coops can get loans, which they broker to businesses in their region and are responsible for paying back to the national fund, or grants, which they keep and use to set up a revolving loan fund. The businesses must pay back the any fund they get through REDL&G from the coop. The coop, through its board or through a community-based committee (which AEPCO has
in place) can determine the interest rate, which generally is going to be far lower than market rate, as well as terms and the type of collateral that is needed. It thus has considerable flexibility in how it can help rural businesses in its area. The loan to Northern Cochise, which is feeling the pain of federal and state budget cuts, are all rural hospitals, was set at 3%, for example, considerably below the commercial rate. For information on the REDL&G loan program, contact Geoff Oldfather at AEPCO at (520) 586-3631.
Newest Round of Rural Economic Development Grants The newest round of Rural Economic Development Grants is intended to support rural communities with limited budgets to initiate and sustain economic development projects that focus on job growth and capital investment in base industries. Grants will provide financial assistance to cities, towns, counties, non-profit economic development groups, and tribal communities for economic development efforts.
The Program is designed to promote local self-sufficiency by providing direct assistance to rural communities for Projects that help (i) attract new business development from other states and/or (ii) retain and expand existing businesses, with both designed for the purpose of job creation. Successful Proposals will be aligned with these Program goals and will describe Projects that involve innovative and cost effective methods of achieving
them. The Program will utilize a competitive Proposal process, with each Proposal comprehensively analyzed by a committee. The full grant award description, eligibility, submission
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information, terms and conditions can be found at this link. Or contact Thomas Doyle, Rural Programs Manager, (602) 8451228 or reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.