Arizona Civic Exchange—CivEx—is a unique experience designed for Arizonans who want to be more involved in civic life.

How to participate

CivEx 2020 was held in January and February.

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CivEx Overview

Civic participation and leadership are perennial topics for good reasons. The quality of civic leadership affects everyone, and anyone can become a civic leader.

Presenters at CivEx include consultants, scholars, and practitioners from a variety of perspectives who are experienced analysts and keen observers of politics. The events are designed to include significant discussion among participants.

CivEx’s ideal participants are individuals from any perspective and experience who want to deepen their commitment to public service, grapple with complex problems, and explore different viewpoints.

CivEx offers in-person, nonpartisan, interactive events for businesspeople, candidates, public officials, and other Arizona residents to learn about and discuss current issues. 

2020 Schedule and Topics

Session 1 | Thursday, January 23
Fascinating AZ: Our State’s People and Public Dollars:
Learn the basics about Arizona public revenues and expenditures,
population demographics, and what it all means for 2020

Session 2 | Thursday, January 30 
$1.1 Billion and Counting: Exploration of Criminal Justice Systems:
The Arizona criminal justice system is complex. Learn more about who’s who in the system and explore successful solutions and interventions for critical issues.

Session 3 | Thursday, February 6 
What We Know and How We Learn: Arizona’s P-20 Education Systems:
Learn more about achieving Arizona’s education goals.

Session 4 | Thursday, February 13 
Greater Arizona’s People and Places:
Over 351,000 people, including tribal communities, call 13 counties
outside of Pima and Maricopa home. Dive into what’s happening now in Greater Arizona and how urban and rural fit together.R