Economic Development Committee

The role of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Economic Development Committee (EDC) is to develop opportunity-specific and action-oriented initiatives that foster and advance infrastructure in the MAG region, especially transportation infrastructure that would further economic development opportunities. The EDC consists of 36 members, which is made up of 20 MAG member agency elected officials and one representative from the Arizona Department of Transportation appointed by the MAG Regional Council. The committee also includes 15 business representatives.

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  • Ray Malnar, Chair
    Councilmember, City of Glendale

  • Stephen Roe Lewis, Past Chair
    Governor, Gila River Indian Community

  • James Griffiths
    Vice President of University Engagement, Arizona Christian University

  • Marisa Walker
    Senior Vice President, Infrastructure, Arizona Commerce Authority

  • Mark Sanders
    Government Relations Outreach Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation

  • Ruben Alonzo
    Executive Director, Office of Government and Community Engagement, Arizona State University

  • Tony Bradley
    President and CEO, Arizona Trucking Association

  • Mike Pineda
    Vice Mayor, City of Avondale

  • Jeanine Guy
    Councilmember, City of Buckeye

  • Jane Poston
    Councilmember, City of Chandler

  • Jim Kenny
    CEO, El Dorado Holdings, Inc.

  • Alexis Hermosillo
    Mayor, City of El Mirage

  • Peggy McMahon
    Councilmember, Town of Fountain Hills

  • Chuck Bongiovanni
    Councilmember, Town of Gilbert

  • Brannon Hampton
    Councilmember, City of Goodyear

  • Todd Sanders
    President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

  • Steven Betts
    Board Member, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

  • Nancy Smith
    Mayor, City of Maricopa

  • Thomas Galvin
    Supervisor, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

  • Mike Markham, Jr.
    President, Markham Contracting

  • Scott Somers
    Councilmember, City of Mesa

  • Bob Worsley
    CEO, NZ Legacy, LLC

  • Scott Moore
    Vice Mayor, Town of Paradise Valley

  • Jon Edwards
    Councilmember, City of Peoria

  • Ann O'Brien
    Councilmember, City of Phoenix

  • Paul Cardon
    Board Member, Phoenix East Valley Partnership

  • Dawn Oliphant
    Councilmember, Town of Queen Creek

  • Tom Durham
    Vice Mayor, City of Scottsdale

  • Chris Judd
    Vice Mayor, City of Surprise

  • Scarlett Spring
    Co-Founder and CEO, TapRoot Interventions and Solutions

  • Randy Keating
    Councilmember, City of Tempe

  • Sintra Hoffman
    President and CEO, WESTMARC

  • Michael LeVault
    Mayor, Town of Youngtown