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Looking Back at a Year of Firsts

Last year was an exciting year for Valley Leadership as it brought the launch of two of our newest programs, Catalyze and Explore. The Impact Maker also saw lots of growth with the launch of three new teams. Thank you to all the alumni and community partners who have made all of these accomplishments possible!

July 18, 2022

Reflecting On Explore’s Inaugural Year

The inaugural year of the Valley Leadership Explore program was many things: challenging, unexpected, thought-provoking, disruptive, life-changing, fun, enlightening, and full of emotion from laughter to tears. Read more about the experience.

June 27, 2022

Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Navajo Nation

Explore's last trip was to Navajo Nation, one of the largest tribal governments of the North American Indian Nations. We met community leaders and learned about how they continue to work on maintaining their cultural heritage while planning and forging ahead into the future. 

June 7, 2022

Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Buckeye

Explore's fourth trip was to Buckeye, which was once considered a rural, farmland community and is now one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.

May 18, 2022

Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Mesa

Explore's third trip was to Mesa, where we focused on the downtown area. We learned about the significant influx of investment and how the growth is affecting the residents and neighborhoods nearby.

May 17, 2022

Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Nogales

Explore's second trip spent two days in Ambos Nogales (Spanish for “both Nogales”), which refers to the two cities with the same name: Nogales, Arizona, United States, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.

May 4, 2022

Valley Leadership’s Explore Program Goes to Yuma

Explore participants learned about Yuma's thriving agriculture industry, the community's focus on education and how larger issues in Arizona like immigration and water show up for Yuma's residents.

April 13, 2022

Words of Wisdom for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to celebrate the accomplishments and wisdom of the female leaders who have paved the way for those who come after them. Thank you to all our female leaders!

March 1, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

We celebrate Black History Month, an opportunity to recognize the rich history of the Black community and honor the achievements individuals and their contributions to our global society.

February 1, 2022

Valley Leadership Selects 15 Arizonans For Inaugural Explore Program

Explore is the second of VL’s reimagined leadership development programs that will take participants to explore the wide...

January 25, 2022

Thank You, 2021 Impact Maker Team Members

With the holiday season upon us, we want to take time to express our gratitude for all the Impact Team members who have committed themselves this year.

December 13, 2021

Paige Soucie Joins Valley Leadership Team

Paige Soucie has joined the Valley Leadership team as our Director of Marketing & Communications. She’ll help us share how VL’s reimagined leadership development model and Impact Maker are making a difference on the most pressing issues facing the state.

December 11, 2021
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Nominate the 73rd Man & WOman of the Year

It’s that time of the year again. We need your help nominating the 73rd Man & Woman of the Year.

Don’t forget to save the date! This year’s awards reception will be held on Wednesday, November 30th.