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FTF honors three “extraordinary” women for Board service

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FTF celebrates the contributions of three outgoing Board members whose collective service spanned more than a decade. 

Gerald Szostak

Newly elected FTF Chair plans to engage Arizona’s leaders on behalf of young kids

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The First Things First state Board recently elected Gerald Szostak as its Chair through June 2021.

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New members bring varied perspectives to FTF Board

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The First Things First Board recently welcomed three new members: Judge Richard Weiss of Kingman, Vince Yanez of Mesa and Marcia Klipsch of Tucson.

Board chair, Nadine Mathis Basha

Former longtime FTF Chair shares farewell

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Nadine Mathis Basha recently completed her service as the longest serving Board member in FTF history.

FTF board chair receives awaard

Veteran FTF Board members lauded for their expertise, insight and visionary leadership

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This year, three long-serving First Things First Board members will complete their terms of service: Ruth Solomon, Gayle Burns and Nadine Mathis Basha.

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Newest FTF Board Member: Dr. Sherry Markel

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​Earlier this month, Gov. Doug Ducey nominated Dr. Sherry Markel to fill the last remaining seat on the First Things First Board.


FTF Board welcomes three new members

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​​Governor Doug Ducey has nominated three outstanding community leaders to serve on the First Things First Board: Amelia Flores, Rev. Darren Hawkins and…

CEO Marliee Dal Pra

Dal Pra selected to lead First Things First

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The First Things First Board has selected Marilee Dal Pra as the organization’s next chief executive officer, overseeing statewide efforts to expand services…

Harvard Innovation in Government Award

Harvard recognizes FTF among Top 25 Innovations in American Government

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First Things First’s innovative tiered governance structure engages Arizonans as volunteer leaders.

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