This year, we are celebrating our 50th anniversary and our team is looking forward to an exciting year! As we welcome a number of new board members, I am eager to engage each of them in our work as we expand programs and grow our influence to protect and enhance your businesses.
As you know, the Arizona State Legislature recently started this year's session and our advocacy team has already identified a couple of key issues that could affect our industry. In the coming months, cities will be gearing up for council elections and we are planning to be involved in a number of key races. To ensure our effectiveness, we will be focused on raising funds for our political action committee, AMAPAC.
I look forward to seeing you throughout the year - and happy 50th to the AMA!
-Tom Simplot, President and CEO