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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…

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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.

Innovation in Government Award

FTF named semifinalist in Harvard’s 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards competition

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“What makes government work best is the drive to do better.” First Things First’s citizen-led, tiered governance structure was recognized as…


Thank you, Nadine

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In recognition of her tireless efforts in support of young children and early childhood education in Arizona, First Things First Board Chair Nadine Mathis…

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Audit: FTF is high-performing organization

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​Arizona’s Auditor General has released an 83-page audit that describes First Things First as a high-performing organization committed to continuous…

Nadine Basha Chair

Nadine Mathis Basha Elected FTF Board Chair

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The First Things First Board selected Nadine Mathis Basha as its chair for fiscal years 2017-2018. She previously served as founding chair of the Board from…

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