Gov. Katie Hobbs appoints Flinn-Brown Fellows to board of directors of the Arizona-Mexico Commission

September 7, 2023

By Jessica Vaile

In August, Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs announced the board of directors of the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC). The AMC was formed with the goal to support international relationships and foster partnerships between Arizona and Mexico. The AMC is a cross-border, nonprofit organization with the goal of building a comprehensive community of professionals representing many industries. The AMC serves in an advocacy role working with policymakers on both sides of the border; supports trade, tourism and special projects; fosters relationships and networking; and partners with subject matter experts to collect data and conduct research to develop policy and programs. 

Two Flinn-Brown Fellows were among the 26 individuals appointed to the Arizona-Mexico Commission.

Buna George (Yuma, 2023) 
“The appointment to the board is an absolute honor. My hope is to build relationships with industry and port users in the Sonora region that would in turn establish a higher throughput of goods through the San Luis commercial port of entry. The commercial port is underutilized and with tools such as overweight permits issued by ADOT and ease of accessibility to Interstate 8 from the port via SR195, I hope to see more users look to San Luis as a part of their international trade route.“

Mignonne Hollis (Hereford, 2013)
“I hope to leverage my current relationships with our southern neighbors for lasting beneficial economic development.”

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