2018 Legislative Session & Election Preview

    January 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Arizona Grantmaker's Forum, Phoenix
    2201 E Camelback Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    Registration is required.
    Cost to Attend: Free for AGF Members, $39 for Non-Members
    “Spend your lunch hour with Arizona Grantmakers Forum and Capitol Insider Chris Herstam who will share the most up-to-date insights into what’s at stake during Arizona’s 2018 legislative session and election. Principal and chairman of government relations at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie and former state lawmaker, Herstam will provide a high-level look at pressing public policy issues, who the key players are and more.Please Note: This program is only available live. Because Mr. Herstam will share his candid views, AGF honors his request not to video record his presentation.About the PresenterChris Herstam, a principal of the firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, has been chairman of the government relations practice since 1996. He has been active at the Arizona State Capitol for more than 30 years and has served as a leader in the legislature, a gubernatorial chief of staff and as chair of the Arizona Board of Regents.

    In addition, Mr. Herstam is a frequent guest appearing on local television and radio outlets to discuss public policy and political issues.

    Refund Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to one day before the event.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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