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Gila Region

Gila region


Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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TThe Gila Region is defined as Gila County, not including the lands belonging to the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the White Mountain Apache Tribe, which are their own First Things First regions. The Gila Region’s population is located in the small towns of Globe, Payson, Miami, Hayden/Winkelman, Pine/Strawberry, the unincorporated areas of Tonto Basin and Young, and a number of rural unincorporated communities. The Tonto Apache Tribe is located within the Gila Region adjacent to the city of Payson.


The Gila Regional Partnership Council makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of the young children in the region. The regional council’s priorities include:

  • Scholarships for children to access high-quality early learning
  • Strengthening families through parenting education.
  • Improving the quality of child care and preschool programs

First Things First Staff

Cindi Alva

Sr. Director, Central East Regional Area


Carolyn Haro

Regional Director, Gila


Victoria Marin

Administrative Specialist II - Gila & San Carlos Apache Tribe Regions


Veronica Gossett

Community Engagement Coordinator


Regional Office

Cobre Valley Plaza Shopping Center
2250 Highway 60/70, Suite K
Globe, AZ 85501
Mailing Address:
Cobre Valley Plaza Shopping Center
2250 Highway 60/70, Suite K
Miami, AZ 85539

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