Civic Health Steering Committee Meetings

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee is convened by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership and the Center for the Future of Arizona to help shape a vision, mission, objectives, and set of strategies to strengthen civic life in Arizona. The Steering Committee members meet regularly to engage in this work, including ways to activate the Civic Health Progress Meters. Below is a synopsis of the previous meetings:

June 21, 2022

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee announced a grant from Vitalyst Health Foundation that will be used to further the work of the committee. A portion of those funds will be used to provide stipends to our Steering Committee members for their participation, as well as to support next steps in the PACE Language Project. 

  • Committee members discussed next steps for the PACE Learning Project and potential community convenings through the Fall and Spring;
  • Members shared resources and opportunities for engagement across sectors;
  • Agenda

Kristi Tate from the Center for the Future of Arizona shared an update on the Arizona Voter’s Agenda and the expansion of the School Participatory Budget Project.


April 21, 2022

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to:   

  • Share resources that further the work of the committee; 
  • Build consensus around future engagement opportunities with the PACE Language Project.  
  • Agenda 

Tammy Waller and Adam Seagrave for sharing updates on the Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy. 


March 24, 2022

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to:   

  • Discuss the findings from last month’s PACE presentation; 
  • Identify opportunities for further engagement with the PACE Language Project.  
  •  Agenda 

Alberto Olivas, Founding Executive Director of the Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service delivered a presentation on increasing voter participation among young voters.


February 17, 2022

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to: 

  • Share information about opportunities for deeper engagement and cross-collaboration. 
  • Agenda  

Committee Member Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall shared an overview of state-wide convenings presented by the Arizona Town Hall for the monthly committee member spotlight.  

Kristen Campbell, CEO of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement [PACE] presented on the Civic Language Perceptions Project.  


January 20, 2022

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to: 

  • Advance key strategies and activities in data, communications, and convenings;  
  • Showcase the work of Steering Committee organizations; and
  • Share relevant updates, upcoming events, and resources. 
  • Agenda 

Committee Member Tammy Waller, Director of K-12 Social Studies and World Languages, Arizona Department of Education, was the committee member spotlight. She highlighted Arizona Department of Education’s upcoming Civic Learning Conference on April 2, 2022.  


December 2, 2021

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to: 

  • Advance key strategies and activities in data, communications, and convenings   
  • Showcase work of Steering Committee organizations   
  • Share relevant updates, upcoming events, and resources 
  • Agenda

Steering Committee members Dr. Brian Dille and Travis Lane shared about their organizations and civic engagement work.


October 14, 2021

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to: 

  • Advance key strategies and activities in data, communications, and convenings   
  • Showcase work of Steering Committee organizations   
  • Share relevant updates, upcoming events, and resources 
  • Agenda 

August 26, 2021

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to:

  • Share progress to date of the Arizona Civic Life Partnership including our submission advancing to the next stage in the Stronger Democracy Award process; Discuss engagement plan, strategies, and activities to advance the Committee’s collective mission/vision;
  • Align our engagement plan and agree upon roles and activities to advance our collective mission/vision; and
  • Share relevant updates, upcoming events, and resources.
  • Agenda

June 17, 2021

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee worked together to:

  • Review and refine vision, mission, and objectives;
  • Discuss engagement plan, strategies, and activities to advance the Committee’s collective mission/vision;
  • Discuss ideas for the Stronger Democracy Award submission; and
  • Share relevant updates, upcoming events, and resources.
  • Agenda

May 21, 2021

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee focused on:

  • Developing a working mission and vision statement to guide the CHSC work;
  • Developing key outcomes for the CHSC;
  • Reviewing and refining objectives for the next year;
  • Exploring ideas for a Stronger Democracy Award application; and
  • Sharing relevant updates and upcoming events and resources.
  • Agenda

April 16, 2021

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee focused on:

  • Mapping out priorities for civic life in Arizona;
  • Identifying organizational alignment and gaps relative to the civic- engagement spectrum;
  • Discussing potential areas of focus and expanded partnerships; and
  • Clarifying the need for a shared vision, objectives, and measurable outcomes.
  • Agenda

March 5, 2021

The Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee’s (CHSC) inaugural meeting focused on:

  • Exploring the data: The data we explored together in the Civic Health Progress Meters sparked dialogue and provides a foundation for action.
  • Developing shared meaning: We discussed the need to work together as a group and with our partners and communities to developed shared meaning, language, and definitions when we talk about civic life.
  • Build community and collaboration: The group identified a strong desire for collaboration & deepened connection. Areas of shared focus emerged including a focus on youth engagement, collective decision-making, and focus on K-12 and higher education civics education.
  • Agenda

Meet the members of the Arizona Civic Health Steering Committee