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Board<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="margin-bottom-20"> <img src="/PublishingImages/header-2.png" class="img-responsive margin-bottom-20" alt="" /> <p class="lead no-margin">The statewide Board — the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board — provides leadership, oversight and vision to First Things First. It achieves the organization’s mission and vision through a comprehensive early childhood system that values children as Arizona’s greatest asset and recognizes families and communities at the center of decision-making.</p></div><div class="margin-bottom-20"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=4c9e8b29-fa10-4570-ac68-ca70a295e92b">Members</a> </div><p>Meet the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board</p></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=d867689e-867e-4c64-ad38-4b9d2e7a74a9">Meetings/Notices</a> </div><p>Get details of upcoming Board meetings and review materials from past meetings</p></div></div></div><div class="margin-bottom-60"><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=dc95684b-3364-4931-bbcd-0011d7c49bc0">Committees</a> </div><p>Learn about the Board’s advisory committees and subcommittees</p></div></div><div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=558b7058-bf39-4ec7-b60c-950215a96953">Policies &amp; Procedures</a> </div><p>Read the Board's complete and official governance policy manual</p></div></div></div></div> </section>en
Regions<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"><p class="lead"> <img src="/PublishingImages/arizona-region.jpg" class="img-responsive margin-bottom-20" alt="" /> Each of the 28 First Things First regional partnership councils – made up of local volunteers – studies the unique needs of its Arizona community and decides how funds will be used to best support its young children and families.</p></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ad623ac4-9ddb-4198-b454-d950488426dd&amp;TermSetId=5233bec4-b226-4c34-b57b-3822e147c14e&amp;TermId=fd15cbb6-431c-4051-9a7f-08e9b674e861" title="Find Your Region">Find Your Region</a> </div><p>Learn about your FTF regional partnership council and how it is supporting the healthy development and learning of young children in your community</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ad623ac4-9ddb-4198-b454-d950488426dd&amp;TermSetId=5233bec4-b226-4c34-b57b-3822e147c14e&amp;TermId=41b467cb-77f0-43ac-99ae-19204c1fe454" title="Public Meeting Notices">Public Meeting Notices</a> </div><p>Access public meeting notices, meeting agendas and attachments, and meeting minutes for all FTF regional councils and the statewide board</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ad623ac4-9ddb-4198-b454-d950488426dd&amp;TermSetId=5233bec4-b226-4c34-b57b-3822e147c14e&amp;TermId=718b84de-76a8-4e3c-86f4-152abae3361e" title="Serve Your AZ Community">Serve Your AZ Community</a> </div><p>Learn more about the role of regional council member and apply to volunteer for this unique, high-level leadership opportunity</p></div></div> <div class="col-md-6"><div class="block-grid-v1-info rounded-bottom margin-bottom-10"><div class="h2 primary-text"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ad623ac4-9ddb-4198-b454-d950488426dd&amp;TermSetId=5233bec4-b226-4c34-b57b-3822e147c14e&amp;TermId=8d0ec53a-2ef4-4d7d-9743-282e02278dd5" title="Council Member Resources">Council Member Resources</a> </div><p>Find training materials and other relevant information to help you be an effective FTF regional council member</p></div></div> </section>en
Home<section class="row home-first-things"> <div class="col-xs-12 ftf-pagetitle"> <a href="/first-things">First Things</a> </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-9"> Information and inspiration for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers </div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-3"> <a href="/first-things" class="nounderline pull-right">MORE FIRST THINGS&#160;&#160;<i class="fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right" aria-hidden="true" style="font-size&#58;1.1em;"></i></a> </div> <div class="col-xs-12" id="first-things-recent">&#160;</div> </section> <section class="row margin-top-80"> <div class="col-xs-12 parentkit"><div class="row"><div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6 col-md-6 pk-home-left"> <img src="/PublishingImages/parent-kit/parent-kit-logo.png" alt="Parent Kit" class="img-responsive pull-right padding-right-40" />&#160; </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6 col-md-6 pk-home-right"><h2>Tips and Resources</h2><p>The First Things First Parent Kit can help you meet the challenges of being a parent and do your best in supporting the healthy development of your baby, toddler or preschooler.</p> <a href="/parent-kit" class="btn btn-parent-kit">Go to the Parent Kit &#160;<i class="fa fa-long-arrow-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></a> </div></div></div> </section> <section class="row home-latest-things margin-top-80"> <div class="col-xs-12 ftf-pagetitle"> <a href="/latest-things">Latest Things</a> </div> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="row"><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-9"> News and happenings about First Things First </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-3"> <a href="/latest-things" class="nounderline pull-right">MORE LATEST THINGS&#160;&#160;<i class="fa fa-arrow-circle-o-right" aria-hidden="true" style="font-size&#58;1.1em;"></i></a> </div></div></div> <div class="col-xs-12" id="latest-things-recent">&#160;</div> </section> <section class="row margin-top-60"> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="ftf-pagetitle margin-bottom-20"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=de361703-a50d-4dfe-a03a-5732c4332e25&amp;TermSetId=b27307cc-c07e-4afe-b9a0-c94f4c181e4c&amp;TermId=6aa12241-c2f3-49ea-8b08-63fe8f2433a4">Family Stories</a> </div><div class="horizontal-card"><div class="row"><div class="col-xs-12 hidden-md hidden-lg"> <img src="/publishingimages/family-stories/featured-2.png" class="img-responsive" alt="Quality learning in preschool and at home boosts Grand Canyon kindergartener’s success" /> </div><div class="col-xs-12 hidden-md hidden-lg"><div class="summary-left"><div class="h1">Quality learning in preschool and at home boosts Grand Canyon kindergartener’s success</div><div class="margin-top-30" style="font-size&#58;1.2em;"> When her son, Demitrius, was 3 years old, Kate Maragos felt guilty. As a mom of three, a Sunday school teacher, a volunteer and a long-term placement foster mom, Maragos was stretched thin. “Honestly I didn’t have much left in me to do educational things with the kids, especially Demitrius.” <div class="margin-top-30 margin-bottom-30"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?story=30&amp;WebId=de361703-a50d-4dfe-a03a-5732c4332e25&amp;TermSetId=b27307cc-c07e-4afe-b9a0-c94f4c181e4c&amp;TermId=6aa12241-c2f3-49ea-8b08-63fe8f2433a4" class="btn btn-secondary">READ MORE</a> </div></div></div></div><div class="col-md-6 hidden-xs hidden-sm"><div class="summary-left"><div class="h1">Quality learning in preschool and at home boosts Grand Canyon kindergartener’s success</div><div class="margin-top-30" style="font-size&#58;1.2em;"> When her son, Demitrius, was 3 years old, Kate Maragos felt guilty. As a mom of three, a Sunday school teacher, a volunteer and a long-term placement foster mom, Maragos was stretched thin. “Honestly I didn’t have much left in me to do educational things with the kids, especially Demitrius.” <div class="margin-top-30"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?story=30&amp;WebId=de361703-a50d-4dfe-a03a-5732c4332e25&amp;TermSetId=b27307cc-c07e-4afe-b9a0-c94f4c181e4c&amp;TermId=6aa12241-c2f3-49ea-8b08-63fe8f2433a4" class="btn btn-secondary">READ MORE</a> </div></div></div></div><div class="col-md-6 hidden-xs hidden-sm"> <img src="/publishingimages/family-stories/featured-2.png" class="img-responsive" alt="Quality learning in preschool and at home boosts Grand Canyon kindergartener’s success" /> &#160; </div></div></div></div> </section> <section class="row margin-top-80"> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4 text-center"> <img src="/publishingimages/home/be-a-champion.png" alt="" /> <div class="callout-card"><div class="h1">Be a Champion</div> for early childhood<br><br> <div class="margin-top-20 margin-bottom-80"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5226c9e2-8f6f-4ddc-99d1-e7c23c2098fc&amp;TermSetId=bcdcb0c1-9ebd-4081-a36e-3c9a18aac1e8&amp;TermId=5f10990c-fd85-4011-b1fe-7c55f9f8ed35" class="btn btn-primary">Take Action</a> </div></div></div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4 text-center"> <img src="/publishingimages/home/check-out-ftf.png" alt="" /> <div class="callout-card"><div class="h1">Check Out</div> what's happening in your<br>local FTF region <div class="margin-top-20 margin-bottom-80"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=ad623ac4-9ddb-4198-b454-d950488426dd&amp;TermSetId=5233bec4-b226-4c34-b57b-3822e147c14e&amp;TermId=fd15cbb6-431c-4051-9a7f-08e9b674e861" class="btn btn-primary">Learn More</a> </div></div></div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4 text-center"> <img src="/publishingimages/home/keep-up.png" alt="" /> <div class="callout-card"><div class="h1">Keep Up</div> with the latest news<br>and information about FTF <div class="margin-top-20 margin-bottom-80"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5226c9e2-8f6f-4ddc-99d1-e7c23c2098fc&amp;TermSetId=bcdcb0c1-9ebd-4081-a36e-3c9a18aac1e8&amp;TermId=5f10990c-fd85-4011-b1fe-7c55f9f8ed35" class="btn btn-primary">Join Our List</a> </div></div></div> </section>en
Parent Kit​​<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"> <img src="/publishingimages/parent-kit/pk-logo-2.png" class="img-responsive" alt="" /> &#160; </div> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"><p class="lead">From the day a child is born, the care, attention, love and support they experience lays the foundation for their future. This digital Parent Kit is here to help you meet the challenges&#160;of being a parent and do your best in supporting the healthy development of your baby, toddler or preschooler.&#160;You'll find information and resources on child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness.</p></div> </section> <div class="row"><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=75ca27c5-7cdf-4432-9459-576dac61b829"> <div class="card-title">Becoming a Parent</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_BPCard.jpg" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about pregnancy, childbirth and bringing home your new baby.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=b561dac2-59dd-4467-ada8-02ae84d47c08"> <div class="card-title">Your Infant</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_InfantCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn how babies develop and how to care for your baby in the first year.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=921a8001-72d4-4cff-8bb8-23908d52fd7b"> <div class="card-title">Your Toddler</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_ToddlerCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about caring for a child between ages 1 and 3.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=08c83c30-3cff-4699-9f49-041e0e3043a5"> <div class="card-title">Your Preschooler</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_PSCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about raising a child between ages 3 and 5.</div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div><div class="col-md-4"><div class="card-item margin-bottom-20"> <a class="card-hover" href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=b3bbe3a0-f2e7-4f71-bab9-a83152dc8570&amp;TermSetId=efa1359e-1147-4569-953a-a559bf9e6ed2&amp;TermId=0d8bca9d-2ce9-4002-b64d-d69d61109b61"> <div class="card-title">Your Family's Well-Being</div> <img class="img-responsive" src="/parent-kit/PublishingImages/home_WellCard.png" alt="" /> <div class="row"><div class="col-xs-10"><div class="card-description">Learn about taking care of your family's physical and emotional health. </div></div><div class="col-xs-2"><div class="card-caret">&#160;</div>&#160; </div></div> </a> </div></div></div> <section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12 margin-bottom-30"><div class="bs-callout bs-callout-info margin-top-10" style="background-color&#58;#eeeeee;"> First Things First also provides the <a id="parent-kit-learn-more" href="#" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#parent-kit-modal"><strong>Arizona Parent Kit</strong> </a>, free of charge, to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center. </div><hr /></div> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="pg-copyright"><div class="col-xs-12 landing copy"> The First Things First Parent Kit was developed in partnership with Health Research for Action/UC Berkeley. © 2016 The Regents of the University of California. Additional video, graphic and other content © 2017 First Things First. All rights reserved. </div></div></div> <div class="hidden-xs col-md-4">&#160;</div> </section> <div tabindex="-1" class="modal fade" id="parent-kit-modal" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog modal-lg" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button class="close clickable" aria-label="Close" type="button" data-dismiss="modal"><span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <div class="modal-title" id="family-modal-header">Arizona Parent Kit</div></div><div class="modal-body"><h2>Arizona Parent Kit</h2><p> First Things First provides the Arizona Parent Kit – free of charge – to parents of all newborns in the state before they leave the hospital or birthing center. It's&#160;also available for checkout at libraries statewide. The Arizona Parent Kit&#160;contains resources to help parents support their child in each phase of their early development, from baby to toddler to preschooler. These tools&#58;<img src="/PublishingImages/parent-kit/PK-physical.png" class="img-responsive" alt="" style="width&#58;500px;margin-left&#58;25px;float&#58;right;" /> </p><ul><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Connect families to helpful resources</strong> through the <em>Arizona Parent Guide</em>, which provides 80 pages of information and resources to help parents care for their child, including tips about child development, health and safety, quality child care and school readiness; </li><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Promote early literacy</strong> with a board book and book mark to encourage parents to begin reading to and with their child from the very beginning; </li><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Support oral health</strong> with a dental kit, provided in partnership with Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, containing tips about caring for a child’s teeth, as well as tooth brushes – one for a child, one for an adult – and fluoride toothpaste; and </li><li style="margin-bottom&#58;1em;"> <strong>Remind parents that expert help is a phone call away</strong> with a refrigerator magnet promoting the toll-free <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=1ab58143-d2c3-43f1-8c48-d0c84f9c3dd6&amp;TermSetId=f55643fd-a0a7-4f57-a4c7-de933bc06d6e&amp;TermId=86507125-ed91-4be3-bcfd-50beed9662ef">Birth to Five Helpline</a>, which provides free advice and answers to the toughest parenting questions from nurses and other child development experts. </li></ul><p>The Arizona Parent Kit is endorsed by&#58;</p><ul class="ftf-list"><li>American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona Chapter</li><li>Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families</li><li>Partners for Arizona’s Children</li></ul></div></div></div></div>en
Board Members​​​​​​​​​​​​​<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"><p class="lead">The Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board consists of nine members appointed by the Governor and approved by the state Senate. The board is responsible for ensuring that Arizona’s early childhood funds are spent on services that help our state’s young children be healthier and start kindergarten ready to succeed.</p></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><h2>Meet Our Board</h2></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="row margin-bottom-20"><div class="thumbnail-style"><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/basha.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-3">Nadine Mathis Basha</a> </h4> <small>Chair</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-3" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Nadine Mathis Basha</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/basha.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p> Nadine Mathis Basha is Chair of the First Things First Board. A former teacher, educator, small business owner and volunteer. Mrs. Mathis Basha has spent her adult life advocating for Arizona’s children, particularly with regard to early childhood education within the state.</p><p> Mrs. Mathis Basha developed Proposition 203, which was approved by voters in November 2006 – a ballot initiative to generate tax funds to establish a comprehensive system of early childhood development and health. The First Things First (FTF) board is in charge of the implementation and oversight of Proposition 203. Mrs. Mathis Basha was appointed as the first chair of the founding board of FTF for its first two years and continues to serve as a member on the board. In 2010, Mrs. Mathis Basha once again led a successful ballot initiative campaign preserving the funding for FTF.</p><p> Mrs. Mathis Basha has served on numerous boards and committees in conjunction with state and community agencies, the Governor’s Office and Arizona State University. In 1989, she founded the Children’s Action Alliance, a children’s public policy advocacy group that has significantly influenced the policies that enhance educational and medical needs for families with considerable financial constraints.</p><p> Her accomplishments in the field of early childhood have been acknowledged by the countless awards she has received over the years.</p><p> Mrs. Mathis Basha was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities from the University of Arizona in December 2009. She also holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Education from Northern Arizona University as well as Arizona State University‘s Distinguished Achievement Award. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University.</p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/szostak.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-8">Gerald Szostak</a> </h4> <small>Vice Chair</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-8" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Gerald Szostak</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/szostak.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Gerald Szostak is the Chief Executive Officer of the Boys &amp; Girls Clubs of Central Arizona located in Prescott, AZ. He has been working in youth development for almost two decades both in the private and non-profit sectors. Gerald has extensive experience in planning and implementing youth programs, staff development, and creating and sustaining community partnerships to increase recognition and financial support for the organization.&#160; Gerald started his youth development career on the east coast running private summer sports camps in New Hampshire and Maine. In 2006 he moved back to the Phoenix area and worked for the Boys &amp; Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix for 8 years before his move to Prescott.&#160; He has a BS degree from Arizona State University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Arizona State University. In 2015 Gerald was appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to the First Things First State Board. Gerald was a founding board member of the Homeless Youth Connection, a non-profit that serves homeless teens in the Phoenix area and a Rotarian. He is now a proud Prescott Kiwanis Club member and graduate of Prescott Area Leadership​</p></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="row margin-bottom-20"><div class="thumbnail-style"><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/gburns.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-4">Gayle Burns</a> </h4> <small>Member</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-4" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Gayle Burns</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/gburns.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Mrs. Burns is currently the Chair of the Board’s Communications and Government Affairs Committee. She is the Vice President of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board of Directors and chairs their Public Policy Committee. She previously served as the CAWCD representative to the Arizona Water Banking Authority.</p><p>Mrs. Burns also is a member of the ADD Water Council (Acquisition, Development and Delivery of New Water Supplies) and the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District.</p><p>She owned and operated the Christmas Cottage, a Glendale store specializing in Christmas ornaments and collectables, until 2007. During that time, Mrs. Burns was a member of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and served as an officer of the Glendale Downtown Development Corporation.</p><p>For 27 years prior to that, Mrs. Burns owned and operated preschools. She was responsible for training staff, working with children and counseling parents, an experience that provided her with valuable insight in to what parents expect from early childhood development experts and what children need to succeed once they enter kindergarten.</p><p>She also worked as assistant office manager for Save-Way Auto Lease from 1967 to 1972.</p><p>Mrs. Burns attended Iowa State University and has lived in Arizona for 48 years. She and her husband, Robert Burns, have been married for 50 years and have two grown sons. They reside in Peoria. </p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/aflores.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-1">Amelia Flores</a> </h4> <small>Member</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-1" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Amelia Flores</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/aflores.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Amelia Flores serves as an elected Council Member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, including two years as Tribal Council Secretary. Prior to her FTF Board nomination, Amelia served on the FTF Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Regional Partnership Council. Her past experience also includes serving as the Library and Archive Director for the CRIT Library for over 20 years. She is a strong proponent of early literacy, having developed and supervised an early literacy program as the CRIT Library Director. Amelia has an associate degree from Arizona Western and Northland Pioneer colleges. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Arizona. She is exceptionally community-oriented and has served on a number of boards and councils, such as United Presbyterian Church, CRIT Head Start Policy Council, La Paz County Cooperative Extension Advisory Board, the La Paz County Food Bank, the La Paz County Foster Care Review Board, and Parker Historical Society. Amelia also currently serves as a member of the Parker Unified School Board.</p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/drhawkins.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-9">Rev. Dr. Darren Hawkins</a> </h4> <small>Member</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-9" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Rev. Dr. Darren Hawkins</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/drhawkins.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Rev. Dr. Darren Hawkins, senior pastor of the Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, was a member of the FTF Yuma Regional Partnership Council for seven years, most recently serving as Chair. He is a strong systems thinker who emphasizes the shared responsibility of families, communities and schools in helping our children reach their fullest potential. Rev. Hawkins has had the opportunity to work in Christian education, stewardship, outreach, fellowship, personnel and mission committees. Rev. Hawkins has been actively involved in community programs such as the Habitat for Humanity, Crossroads Mission and School-Based Clinics programs. Rev. Hawkins holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University, a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller School of Psychology, and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife Shelley for over 27 years. They have grown children and two dogs. In his spare time, Rev. Hawkins enjoys watching football, playing golf and spending time with his family.</p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/markel.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-5">Dr. ​Sherry Markel</a> </h4> <small>Member</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-5" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Dr. Sherry Markel</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/markel.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Dr. Sherry Markel has a 35-year career as an educator – ranging from her start as a teacher’s assistant in a preschool to teaching positions in K-12 schools and ending with her position as Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Markel recently retired from NAU and is very much interested in using her time to benefit young children. She has a host of publications to her credit, including papers on topics ranging from literacy interventions and teacher quality to online teaching and the role of language and culture in education (in partnership with the Navajo Nation). Dr. Markel is no stranger to board service. She has participated on a variety of boards, committees and task forces, most recently being asked to join the board of the Hopi Educational Endowment Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona, as well as a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in secondary education from Georgia State University. Dr. Markel lives just outside of Flagstaff. ​</p></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="row margin-bottom-20"><div class="thumbnail-style"><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/quinlan.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-5">Heidi Quinlan</a> </h4> <small>Member</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-5" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Heidi Quinlan</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/quinlan.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Heidi Quinlan is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a licensed independent substance abuse counselor (LISAC) with postgraduate certification in infant/toddler family practice. She has specialized training in treating trauma and attachment disruptions in both children and adults. She utilizes a combination of cognitive behavioral techniques, EMDR, play therapy, Theraplay, sand tray therapy, parent child relationship therapies and other expressive approaches. Her work focuses on the significant influence of the&#160;family and family-of-origin as well as the neuroscience of the brain.</p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/solomon.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-7">Ruth Solomon</a> </h4> <small>Member</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-7" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Ruth Solomon</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/solomon.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Ruth Solomon currently serves as president of the Governing Board of the Pima County Joint Technological Education District (JTED), is past president and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence, and is a trustee of the Arizona Educational Foundation. She is an appointed member of the Arizona State Board of Library and Archives.</p><p>From 2003-2007, Mrs. Solomon served as associate superintendent of public instruction and policy advisor to the Arizona State School Superintendent of Public Instruction, where her responsibilities also included overseeing the information, technology, testing and evaluation departments.</p><p>From 1988 to 2003, Mrs. Solomon served as a member of the Arizona State Senate where she was elected assistant minority leader, served as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, chair of the Joint Committee on Capital Revenue and chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. She also served as the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on CPS and Child Related Services as well as serving as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Education and Health Committees.</p><p>A recipient of many awards and honors, Mrs. Solomon considers the education, health and well-being of children and their families as her number one priority.</p></div></div></div></div></div><div class="col-sm-3"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/hwhitney.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <h4> <a data-toggle="modal" href="#" data-target="#modal-6">Helena Whitney</a> </h4> <small>Member</small> <div class="modal fade" id="modal-6" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel"><div class="modal-dialog" role="document"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> <h4 class="modal-title" id="myModalLabel">Helena Whitney</h4></div><div class="modal-body bio"> <img src="/board/PublishingImages/hwhitney.jpg" alt="..." class="img-thumbnail" /> <p>Helena Whitney is a senior consultant with Health Management Associates, where she effectively bridges the policy and the politics of healthcare with her combination of public health, legislative affairs and community outreach experience. Her areas of expertise include U.S. – Mexico border health, immigration, the social determinants of health, culturally responsive care, behavioral health integration, and delivery system transformation. Helena has designed and delivered online and classroom-based courses on organizational leadership and societal change for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. Instructional concepts include the role of culture and gender in organizations and how these factors impact leadership; understanding implicit bias; and how unconscious biases influence decision making. Helena has parlayed this experience into training tools for HMA clients who are seeking to improve the delivery of culturally responsive patient care. Prior to joining HMA, Helena was vice president of government relations and legislative affairs for the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN). Prior to UAHN, she shaped public opinion and ignited community engagement for Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, the safety net healthcare system serving Phoenix and surrounding communities. As a senior health and human services policy advisor for the Arizona House of Representatives, she co-authored a legislative referendum increasing tobacco taxes by $0.60 per pack to fund trauma services, community health centers, and chronic disease prevention and research. Passing by 67 percent, the measure continues to be a primary healthcare revenue source. She also advanced policy reform in child welfare and long-term services and supports, including upstream changes addressing the social determinants of health. Helena earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in social work with a concentration in public policy from Arizona State University. Helena has global perspective. Growing up in a military family and a naturalized citizen from Serbia, she has been to more countries than U.S. states. When not working, Helena enjoys volunteering with the local Doberman pinscher rescue and training her own adopted dogs.</p></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="row margin-bottom-20"><div class="thumbnail-style"><div class="col-sm-3"><h4> <a href="http&#58;//directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/about-the-director/" target="_blank">Dr. Cara Christ</a> </h4> <small>Ex-Officio</small> </div><div class="col-sm-3"><h4> <a href="http&#58;//www.azed.gov/superintendent/biography/" target="_blank">Hon. Diane Douglas</a> </h4> <small>Ex-Officio</small> </div><div class="col-sm-3"><h4> <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//des.az.gov/about-des/des-directors-bio">Michael Trailor​</a>​​ </h4>​​​<small>​Ex-Officio​</small> </div></div></div></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><p>&#160;</p><p>By law, members of the Board must be representative of Arizona’s diversity. They must include Republicans and Democrats, as well as residents of both metropolitan and rural areas. All Board members share a deep commitment to expanding opportunities for Arizona’s young kids to succeed in school and in life.</p><p>The Directors of the Department of Economic Security, Department of Health Services and the Superintendent of Public Instruction,&#160;or their chosen designees,&#160;serve as non-voting ex-officio members.</p></div> </section>​​​​​​en
Newest FTF Board Member: Dr. Sherry Markel<p>Earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey nominated Dr. Sherry Markel to fill the last remaining seat on the First Things First Board. Dr. Markel has a 35-year career as an educator – ranging from her start as a teacher's assistant in a preschool to teaching positions in K-12 schools and ending with her position as Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University.</p><p>Dr. Markel recently retired from Northern Arizona University and is very much interested in using her time to benefit young children. She has a host of publications to her credit, including papers on topics ranging from literacy interventions and teacher quality to online teaching and the role of language and culture in education (in partnership with the Navajo Nation).</p><p>Dr. Markel is no stranger to board service. She has participated on a variety of boards, committees and task forces, most recently being asked to join the board of the Hopi Educational Endowment Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education and a master's degree in elementary education from the University of Arizona, as well as a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in secondary education from Georgia State University.</p><p>The Board welcomed Dr. Markel to her first meeting earlier this week. We caught up with Dr. Markel prior to the meeting and asked her why she wanted to serve on the statewide Board.</p><p></p><hr /> <em class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">&quot;There is nothing more important than the work we do to ensure every young child in Arizona has access to health care and learning experiences that help them develop their talents and capacities. We are short changing the potential of the state if we do not attend to this in a thoughtful and active way. I am honored to be asked to contribute to this work, since I have a deep and abiding respect for those engaged in this most worthy enterprise. Talk to a young child; you will see the world through a different perspective. They are the most precious resource,&quot;&#160;said Markel.</em><p></p><hr /> <h1> Saying farewell </h1><p>At its January meeting, the Board bid a fond farewell to the three retiring Board members&#58; former Board Vice Chair Dr. Pam Powell, former Board Chair Janice Decker and member Vivian Saunders. Dr. Powell and Ms. Saunders had been members of the Board since its inception in 2007.</p> <img src="/latest-things/PublishingImages/outro_board.png" class="img-responsive left" alt="" style="width&#58;400px;" />​​ <p>In acknowledging the members' contributions to the Board, current Chair Nadine Mathis Basha said, &quot;Collectively, these three incredible women have given more than 25 years in service to this Board, and that's above and beyond the service they have provided to children and families in their personal and professional capacities. We are blessed to have called them colleagues. They will be missed, but I know that each, in her own way, will continue to serve the interests of young children and their families throughout Arizona.&quot;&#160;</p>en
Board Policies & Procedures<p>​​​​</p><div class="col-xs-12"><div class="panel panel-default"><div class="panel-body"> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/Preface%20and%20Disclaimer.pdf" target="_blank">Preface and Disclaimer</a></div><table class="table table-hover"><thead><tr class="active"><th>Chapter 1</th><th>General Provisions</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>1-101</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-101%20Organization%20and%20Authority.pdf" target="_blank">Organization and Authority</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-102</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-102%20Board%20Officers%20and%20Their%20Duties.pdf" target="_blank">Board Office​rs and Their Duties</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-103</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-103%20Meetings%20of%20the%20Board.pdf" target="_blank">Meetings of the Board</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-104</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-104%20Meeting%20Procedures.pdf" target="_blank">Meeting Procedures</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-105</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-105%20Call%20to%20the%20Public%20Procedures.pdf" target="_blank">Call to the Public Procedures</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-106</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-106%20Meeting%20Minutes.pdf" target="_blank">Meeting Minutes</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-107</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-107%20Committees.pdf" target="_blank">Committees</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-108</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-108%20Subcommittees.pdf" target="_blank">Subcommittees</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-109</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-109%20Communications%20from%20the%20Board.pdf" target="_blank">Communications from the Board</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-110</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-110%20Lobbying.pdf" target="_blank">Lobbying</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-111</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-111%20Conflicts%20of%20Interest.pdf" target="_blank">Conflicts of Interest</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-112</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-112%20Amendments.pdf" target="_blank">Amendments</a></td></tr><tr><td>1-113</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/1-113%20Departure%20from%20Board%20Policy.pdf" target="_blank">Departure from Board Policy</a></td></tr></tbody><thead><tr class="active"><th>Chapter 2</th><th>First Things First Governance System</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>2-101</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/2-101%20Responsible%20Governance.pdf" target="_blank">Responsible Governance</a></td></tr><tr><td>2-102</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/2-102%20Duties%20and%20Job%20Description.pdf" target="_blank">Duties and Job Description</a></td></tr><tr><td>2-103</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/2-103%20Principles%20of%20Engagement%20Statement.pdf" target="_blank">Principles of Engagement Statement</a></td></tr><tr><td>2-104</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/2-104%20Board%20Priorities.pdf" target="_blank">Board Priorities</a></td></tr></tbody><thead><tr class="active"><th>Chapter 3</th><th>Program</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>3-101</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/3-101%20Executive%20Committee%20Charter.pdf" target="_blank">Executive Committee Charter</a></td></tr><tr><td>3-102</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/3-102%20Policy%20and%20Program%20Committee%20Charter.pdf" target="_blank">Policy and Program Committee Charter</a></td></tr><tr><td>3-103</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/3-103%20Audit,%20Finance%20and%20Administrative%20Committee%20Charter.pdf" target="_blank">Audit, Finance and Administrative Committee Charter</a></td></tr><tr><td>3-104</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/3-104%20Legislative%20Affairs%20Committee%20Charter.pdf" target="_blank">Legislative Affairs Committee Charter</a></td></tr></tbody><thead><tr class="active"><th>Chapter 4</th><th>Administration - Program Business and Finance</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>4-101</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/4-101%20Authority%20for%20Strategy%20Allotments%20and%20Program%20Expenditures.pdf" target="_blank">Authority for Strategy Allotments and Program Expenditures</a></td></tr><tr><td>4-102</td><td> <a href="/board/Documents/policy-procedure/4-102%20Authority%20to%20Contract.pdf" target="_blank">Authority to Contract</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>​​en
Board Courtesy Notice Archive<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"><table id="grid-courtesy-notices" class="table table-condensed table-hover table-striped"><thead><tr><th data-column-id="StartDate" data-formatter="startDate">Date</th><th data-column-id="Meeting">Meeting</th><th data-column-id="commands" data-formatter="commands" data-sortable="false">View</th><th data-column-id="UniqueId" data-visible="false">UniqueId</th></tr></thead></table></div> </section> <div class="modal fade" id="meetingModal" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel" aria-hidden="true"><div class="modal-dialog"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header" style="border&#58;hidden;"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"><span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> </div><div class="modal-body" style="padding&#58;10px 0px 0px 5px;"><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-date"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-location"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-address"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-city">&#160;</span><span id="meeting-state"></span>&#160;<span id="meeting-zip"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Notices</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-notices"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Attachments</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-attachments"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Amendments</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-amendments"></span> </div></div></div><div class="modal-footer" style="margin-top&#58;0px;"> <button type="button" class="btn btn-default pull-right" data-dismiss="modal">close</button> </div></div></div></div>en
Board Meeting Notices Archive<section class="row"> <div class="col-xs-12"><table id="grid-archive-meetings" class="table table-condensed table-hover table-striped"><thead><tr><th data-column-id="StartDate" data-formatter="startDate">Date</th><th data-column-id="Meeting" data-formatter="meeting">Meeting</th><th data-column-id="commands" data-formatter="commands" data-sortable="false">View</th><th data-column-id="UniqueId" data-visible="false">UniqueId</th></tr></thead></table></div> </section> <div class="modal fade" id="meetingModal" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel" aria-hidden="true"><div class="modal-dialog"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header" style="border&#58;hidden;"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> </div><div class="modal-body" style="padding&#58;10px 0px 0px 5px;"><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12 hidden" id="meeting-cancelled"> <strong><span class="text-danger">CANCELLED</span></strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-date"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-location"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-address"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-city">&#160;</span><span id="meeting-state"></span>&#160;<span id="meeting-zip"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Notices</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-notices"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Attachments</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-attachments"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Minutes</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-minutes"></span> </div></div></div><div class="modal-footer" style="margin-top&#58;0px;"> <button type="button" class="btn btn-default pull-right" data-dismiss="modal">close</button> </div></div></div></div>en
Board Advisory Committees​​​​​<section class="row">​ <div class="col-xs-12"><p class="lead">Standing, ad hoc or special committees may be established and maintained by the Board to act as advisory bodies and report their recommendations. All committee meetings are subject to open meeting laws.</p><p>&#160;</p></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading">Committees</div><ul class="list-group"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=81695403-b816-48b0-b8c7-118749a8e043" class="list-group-item">Executive Committee</a><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=fb17ff09-24df-4812-b660-aeb7553ca1ef" class="list-group-item">Finance, Audit and Administration Committee</a><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=8c90fd3e-3c49-41a3-8bea-00a8429f03d0" class="list-group-item" style="text-indent&#58;20px;">- Strategic Partnerships and Investments Sub-Committee</a><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=5423fc28-8293-43fa-a186-0e2fdcc8cc4e&amp;TermSetId=7e7fc67c-c04b-4d6a-9d3a-8b6864032fcc&amp;TermId=03552186-1814-4f36-9a96-a5951ebf5d06" class="list-group-item">Policy and Program Committee</a><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=e349df9d-13e1-4883-881c-8f896513c773&amp;TermSetId=c98e9307-f7c0-4111-a64c-1f1e037aa782&amp;TermId=3eb79378-07b9-400f-a406-b5d0e213bfca" class="list-group-item" style="text-indent&#58;20px;">- ​​Arizona Early Childhood Task Force</a><li class="list-group-item" style="text-indent&#58;20px;">- Research and Evaluation National Advisory Panel</li></ul>​</div></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><h3>Committee Meeting Notices</h3></div> <div class="col-xs-12"><table id="grid-committee-meetings" class="table table-condensed table-hover table-striped"><thead><tr><th data-column-id="StartDate" data-formatter="startDate">Date</th><th data-column-id="Meeting" data-formatter="meeting">Meeting</th><th data-column-id="commands" data-formatter="commands" data-sortable="false">&#160;</th><th data-column-id="UniqueId" data-visible="false">UniqueId</th></tr></thead></table></div> </section> <div class="modal fade" id="meetingModal" tabindex="-1" role="dialog" aria-labelledby="myModalLabel" aria-hidden="true"><div class="modal-dialog"><div class="modal-content"><div class="modal-header modal-header-primary"> <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-label="Close"> <span aria-hidden="true">×</span> </button> </div><div class="modal-body" style="padding&#58;10px 0px 0px 5px;"><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12 hidden" id="meeting-cancelled"> <strong><span class="text-danger">CANCELLED</span></strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-date"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-location"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-address"></span> </div><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-city">&#160;</span><span id="meeting-state"></span>&#160;<span id="meeting-zip"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Notices</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-notices"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Attachments</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-attachments"></span> </div></div><div class="col-xs-12">&#160;</div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4"> <strong>Meeting Minutes</strong> </div><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-8"><div class="col-xs-12"> <span id="meeting-minutes"></span> </div></div></div><div class="modal-footer" style="margin-top&#58;0px;"> <button type="button" class="btn btn-default pull-right" data-dismiss="modal">close</button> </div></div></div></div>en