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About Pinal County Town Hall

OUR MISSION

Through leadership, Pinal county Town Hall aspires to engage and education Delegates to build understanding and achieve positive change.

OUR VISION

Pinal county Town Hall’s Vision is to preserve and improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and visit Pinal County.


County Town Hall History

Pinal County Town Hall is an assembly of delegates annually convened, that identifies critical issues facing Pinal County; creates a forum for education/exploration of the topic and fosters networking/collaboration among its participants. By drawing upon Pinal County’s diversity of citizens, the Town Hall process promotes public consideration of these issues, builds understanding and supports implementation of resulting outcomes.

Pinal County Town Hall began in 1988. A few individuals and organizations realized the importance of convening a cross-section of county citizens to discuss issues of importance, especially those related to economic development, health, education, and the general wellbeing of Pinal County and its citizens. Town Hall provides residents from throughout the county the opportunity to become acquainted and aware of area similarities and differences.

Pinal County Town Hall receives substantial financial support from the County Board of Supervisors, as well as its many “Partners in Economic Progress.” The all-volunteer Pinal County Town Hall Advisory Committee meets monthly to plan and facilitate the annual, one-day conference. Speakers with expertise on the topic are invited to Town Hall to bring information to attendees.

Each fall 150 to 200 delegates, including 20 to 30 youth, assemble for the day to discuss a topic that impacts the county, its communities, and citizens. Topics highlighted over the past years include:

1988A Symposium on Economic Development

1989Pinal County Futures: Tomorrow's Vision - Today's Plan

1990Horizon 2000: Strategies For Action

1991An Inside Look at Pinal County Government: Taxes vs. Services - A Delicate Balance

1992The Year For Action: Implementing a County-Wide Economic Development Plan

1993The Changing Workplace: Education's Challenge

1994Today's Crisis: Confronting Juvenile Crime In Our Communities

1995Pinal Tomorrow: Building Healthier Communities

1996Volunteers in Service to Communities: People Making A Difference

1997Environment and Growth: The Delicate Balance

1998Aging of the Population: A Public and Private Challenge

1999Pinal's Commitment To The Future: Meeting The Needs Of Our Youth

2000Charting Our Future

2001Intellectual Capital - Tomorrow’s Dividend

2002A Call To Serve: Being Vigilant, Being Normal

2003Rural Health Care: Today's Challenge

2004The Changing Face of Pinal County

2005The Economic Puzzle, How To Put It Together

2006Safe At Home: Residential Emergency Preparedness

2007Rediscovering our Neighborhoods

2008The Greening of Pinal County: Conserving for Future Generations

2009GangBusters: It Takes a Community

2010Exploiting Technology for Success: Building Connections Using Social Media

2011Partners in Economic Progress

2012Workforce NextGen: Cultivating Success in Pinal County

2013Step Up, Involve, Connect: Uniting Communities through Volunteerism

2014Economics of a Healthy Community

2015Where Your Tax $ Goes!

2016Linking Transportation: Paving the Way to Economic Growth

2017Pinal County’s Workforce Puzzle…Preparing Today’s Communities for Tomorrow’s Opportunities

An annual report is prepared after each Town Hall and distributed to delegates and partners. While Town Hall possesses no official power or authority, it is significant to note that through the Town Hall education process, many suggestions and ideas have been implemented by motivated delegates.

The report serves not only as documentation of the delegates’ interest and collaborative spirit, but a guide to assist in taking the next step – educating the general public. The report is designed so it can be shared with friends, co-workers, members of local civic groups, and other interested citizens.