News Releases

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke Named MAG Chair

PHOENIX (June 26, 2024) — Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke was elected as chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council today during the agency’s annual meeting.

Learn How to Secure Your Load to Prevent Tragedy

PHOENIX (June 6, 2024) — From 2018 to 2022, 32 people died on Arizona highways due to unsecured loads. In 2022* alone, there were 1,100 crashes and nine fatalities related to dangerous debris in our state.

Annual Count Shows More People Staying in Shelter

PHOENIX (May 22, 2024) — Results released today from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) from the 2024 “Point in Time” homelessness count show about the same number of people experiencing homelessness compared to last year, but with significantly more people in shelter and fewer on the street.

Have You Thanked Your 9-1-1 Operator Lately?

Phoenix (April 15, 2024) — Every day and night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, public safety telecommunicators answer emergency and non-emergency calls. They connect callers to emergency services and provide valuable resources to those in need.

Maricopa Region Receives $46.5 Million to Address Homelessness

PHOENIX (February 26, 2024) — As the region continues working to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness, more than $46.5 million in federal funding is on the way to help fund dozens of local homelessness programs. The award tops last year’s funding by $10 million.

Household Travel Survey Helps Plan for Future Needs

PHOENIX (February 12, 2024) — Now, nearly 5,000 randomly selected households will have the chance to share information about their day-to-day travel experiences and needs – and earn some money for their participation.

Annual Homelessness Count Takes Place January 23

PHOENIX (January 3, 2024) – Hundreds of volunteers will scan alleys, parks, riverbeds, streets, doorways, and other areas January 23, 2024, in an annual effort to count the number of people experiencing homelessness in the region at a specific point in time.

Shaping Plans to Reduce Climate Pollution

PHOENIX (December 12, 2023) – The Maricopa Association of Governments is developing a plan to address climate pollution for Maricopa and Pinal counties and you have a chance to weigh in on what climate issues are most important to you.