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Full Title VI Notice to the Public

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the agency to ensure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related authorities and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which MAG receives federal financial assistance. Additional protections are provided in other federal and state authorities for discrimination based on income status, limited English proficiency, religion, sex, disability, age, gender identity (as defined in paragraph 249(c)(4) of title 18, United States Code) or sexual orientation.

Any person who believes they have experienced discrimination under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with MAG. Any such complaint must be filed with MAG’s Title VI Coordinator within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information, or to file a complaint, please contact Amy St. Peter, the Title VI Coordinator, at (602) 254-6300.

Statement of Locations Where All Notices of the Meetings of the Maricopa Association of Governments Will be Posted

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Maricopa Association of Governments hereby states that all notices of the meetings of the Maricopa Association of Governments and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted in Suite 300 of the building located at 302 N. First Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. This location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except legal holidays. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

Dated this 19th day of October, 2016
Maricopa Association of Governments

By: Dennis Smith
Executive Director
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)



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Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning and policy agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.
When MAG was formed in 1967, the elected officials recognized the need for data driven long-range planning and policy development on a regional scale. They realized that many issues such as transportation, air quality and human services affected residents beyond the borders of their individual jurisdictions.

MAG was founded in the spirit of cooperation. MAG members believe that by uniting, they can solve common problems, take an active role in long-range regional issues and address concerns that affect all of the communities. MAG conducts extensive applied research needed to accomplish its core mission of strengthening the Greater Phoenix region and State of Arizona.

MAG is the regional air quality planning agency and metropolitan planning organization for transportation for all jurisdictions in Maricopa County, including the Phoenix urbanized area and the contiguous urbanized area in Pinal County, including the Town of Florence and City of Maricopa. MAG has also been designated by the Governor to serve as the principal planning agency for the region in a number of other areas, including water quality and solid waste management. In addition, through an Executive Order from the Governor, MAG develops population estimates and projections for the region. Extensive primary research aids in this work.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Mid-Phase Open House and Public Hearing

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Open House - 11:00 a.m.
Public Hearing - 11:30 a.m.

MAG Offices, Saguaro Room
302 North 1st Avenue, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, Arizona

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) will conduct a public hearing on the Draft Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (listing of projects), Draft FY 2017 Transit Program of Projects, Working Draft FY 2018 Transit Program of Projects, and Draft 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comments regarding these documents and the future of transportation in the MAG area. An informational open house will begin at 11:00 a.m. where participants can review displays and discuss planning efforts with staff. Formal presentations will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by an opportunity for public comment. MAG’s public involvement process for developing the Transportation Improvement Program satisfies the public participation requirements for the Transit Program of Projects. Read more...


Businesses that do export are more recession proof and successful. In honor of May as World Trade Month, elected officials and economic development leaders in the Sun Corridor (defined as Pima, Pinal and Maricopa Counties) will honor businesses for their achievements in exporting at an event on May 19, 2017. Exporters are invited to apply to the inaugural Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program beginning February 13, 2017.

All applications must be completed and the application and attachments must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. (MST), March 27, 2017, using the application available at Download the PDF application form, fill it out using Adobe Reader or compatible software, save it, and then email the completed PDF form and any attachments to Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Responses beyond the posted word limit will not be considered.

2016 MAG Household Travel Survey

Your BFFs (Best Furry Friends) aren’t the only ones who want to know where you’re going. So do we! The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) hopes to make your future trips better by learning more about how you travel in the Valley. We’ll make it easy by providing an app you can download right to your smart phone! Whether you are driving to work, taking kids to school, going on a date, walking your dog, biking, or taking transit, your travel information is important info we need to plan for our region’s future transportation needs. Participants will be compensated for their time while contributing to a better future for us all. Click here to take the survey!

2016 Establishment and Commercial Vehicle Survey

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is conducting the 2016 Establishment and Commercial Vehicle Survey to understand the travel patterns of employees and visitors to and from local businesses. Trips to businesses by both customers and employees make up a significant fraction of trips in our region. Information from the survey is used to understand commute patterns and other aspects of travel behavior in the region, which can help to determine where transportation infrastructure improvements may be needed. Read more...

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News Highlights

Valley Highways Seeing Less Litter

PHOENIX (March 21, 2017)—New statistics released today indicate that a litter education program is having a positive effect on the volume of highway litter throughout Maricopa County.


Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, March 7, 2017 Meeting

PHOENIX (March, 2017)—An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, March 7, 2017 Meeting.


Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, February 7, 2017 Meeting

PHOENIX (February, 2017)—An Update on the Activities of the MAG Economic Development Committee, February 7, 2017 Meeting.


February 22, 2017 Regional Council Activity Report

PHOENIX (February 22, 2017) — Summary of the actions taken during the February 22, 2017 Regional Council meeting, and information about upcoming events.