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Southwest Maricopa Region



Population of young children (under age 6)


Percentage of young children living in poverty

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The Southwest Maricopa Region spans 4,325 square miles across the Southwest Valley. The largest region in Maricopa County, it is a predominantly rural area that has been one of the fastest-growing population centers in the state. This expansive region includes Avondale, Buckeye, Gila Bend, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tolleson and Tonopah.


The Southwest Maricopa 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
  • Improving the quality of family, friend and neighbor care
  • Strengthening families through voluntary home visiting

First Things First Staff

Annette Bourne

Sr. Director, Maricopa Regional Area


Delaney Weise

Regional Director, Southwest Maricopa


Cynthia Gandara

Administrative Specialist II - NW & SW Maricopa


Francis Pacaja

Program Coordination Specialist - NW & SW Maricopa


Amber Martin

Administrative Specialist III


Regional Office

Thunderbird Office Park
14050 N. 83rd Ave., Suite #140
Peoria, AZ 85381

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