ABOUT US   

Valley Forward Association is a unique public interest organization that has influenced quality of life and environmental decisions in the Valley of the Sun since 1969. It was formed as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization following a merger of the Phoenix Development Association, Mid-Town Improvement Association, Valley Beautiful Citizens Council and Maricopa County Taxpayers Association.

Valley Forward brings business, community and civic leaders together to convene thoughtful public dialogue on regional issues and to promote cooperative efforts to improve the environment and quality of life in the Valley.

Valley Forward advocates a balance between economic development and environmental quality. The Association consists of a blend of members, including large and small businesses and various jurisdictions of government.

DIVERSE MEMBERSHIP
ENRICHES VALLEY FORWARD
Valley Forward's current membership roster includes approximately 250 organizations representing diverse interests and perspectives. They include some of Arizona’s largest employers and some of its smallest, industrial and manufacturing sectors, municipalities and other government agencies, educators, non-profit organizations and Valley citizens.

Through unique partnerships, Valley Forward has maintained an active role in preserving the environment and livability of Valley communities, serving as a forum for public discussion and action on these important issues.

Memberships are available in several financial categories beginning at $1,000 to packages of $20,000, which include sponsorships. When an organization joins Valley Forward, its employees are encouraged to participate in all activities of the Association.

IDEDICATED COMMUNITY LEADERS TEAM WITH PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Valley Forward is operated by a 26-member Executive Committee that meets monthly, and a Board of Directors of 59 that meets quarterly.

General membership activities are held throughout the year and include: breakfasts or luncheons featuring keynote speakers, Issues Committee meetings, member mixers, tours, special projects and related events. Valley Forward publishes a quarterly newsletter, Update, which features information about its programs and members.

An Annual Report highlights each year's accomplishments. The organization's staff includes a President, Vice President, Membership Director and Communications Coordinator. Valley Forward’s staff, in partnership with volunteer committees, manages association programs.

Among the many issues they have addressed are: Rio Salado, growth and land use issues, air quality, transportation, environmental education, water management and waste. In addition, Task Forces are established on an as-needed basis to facilitate specific projects.

VALLEY FORWARD
2005 SCHEDULE


ANNUAL LUNCHEON

December 9 (Friday)


ANNUAL LUNCHEON

December 9 (Friday)


LIVABILITY SUMMIT

April 13 (Wednesday)


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
QUARTERLY MEETINGS

February 16 (Wednesday)
May 18 (Wednesday)
August 17 (Wednesday)
November 18 (Friday)


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MEETINGS

January 19 (Wednesday)
March 16 (Wednesday)
April 20 (Wednesday)
June 15 (Wednesday)
July 20 (Wednesday)
September 21 (Wednesday)


VFA KEY PUBLICATIONS
SCHEDULE 2004
ANNUALREPORT

To be mailed
to members in the
first quarter of 2005


VFA NEWSLETTERS VFA

Update will be distributed
on a quarterly basis:
January/February
March/April
August/September
November/December