Developing the Region Through Strategic Planning, Collaboration and Partnerships

Sintra webThe West Valley—an area of approximately 3,000 square miles—stretches from Gila Bend to Wickenburg in the west and to the city of Phoenix boundaries in the east. That covers lots of open space and room to grow, 1.5 million people and a young workforce that would love to live near their jobs, rather than commute into Phoenix.

At 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 we will learn what we might expect in the coming decades in a presentation by WESTMARC, a public-private partnership of the 15 governmental units, the business community and the educational sector in the West Valley.

Sintra Hoffman, president and chief executive officer of WESTMARC, will describe how the collaboration and partnerships that go beyond jurisdictional boundaries are shaping the region and set the West Valley apart from other areas of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

We will learn about planned initiatives and projects that will affect growth, business attraction and quality of life for our residents.

The morning will be a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered, as Hoffman will be joined by Cheryl Covert, employment and business development specialist for the City of Avondale; Kristen Hall, business development coordinator for the City of Peoria; and Mike Hoover, community partner liaison for the City of Surprise.

Before joining WESTMAR, Hoffman was the assistant division director of the Arizona Department of Transportation and led its office of public affairs. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in public administration.

Tickets to all Monday Morning Lectures are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.

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