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Principles of Engagement


As the FTF community of Board, staff, Council members, and volunteers, we represent and advocate for all children of Arizona and have a fundamental commitment to the future generations of Arizona. To that end we commit to a standard of excellence in our own behavior founded in trust, respect, integrity, teamwork, camaraderie, loyalty, interdependence, and mutuality.

Principles (Code of Conduct)

As a leader of FTF, I understand…

  • When making decisions, I/we always place the interest of Arizona families and children first.
  • I/we practice transparency and open dialogue in all dealings with fellow Board members, volunteers, and/or staff.
  • I/we respect each other’s opinions.
  • I/we practice inquiry, courtesy, listening, candor, and constructive debate with fellow Board members, volunteers, and/or staff.
  • I/we abide by and support the collective decision(s) of the Board.
  • All members have access to the same information.
  • I/we prevent and avoid marginalizing any member.
  • I/we are dependable and accountable in respect to attendance, preparation, and engagement.
  • I/we invest the time necessary to be an effective Board member.
  • I/we are culturally responsive in all of our dealings.
  • When deemed appropriate and not a violation of Arizona law, I/we maintain confidentiality in non-public matters.
  • I/we commit to a Board/staff relationship which supports an interactive process for constructive decision-making.


Adopted September 24, 2008
Revised April 3, 2012
Revised December 5, 2017

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