Bipartisan effort aimed at securing Arizona’s water future
PHOENIX — The governor’s office and Arizona legislative leadership are now accepting applications for the Board of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority, which was established this year with the approval of monumental water legislation.
“This year we took a bold step to position our state for future success,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Our water plan is crucial to the growth of our state. We have an important responsibility to carry it forward. It will take the right equipment. We want to represent every corner of our state with diverse perspectives and experiences. We’re bringing everyone to the table to find the highest quality financial and water experts.”
Arizona’s Senate President, House Speaker, Senate Minority Leader, House Minority Leader and Governor are accepting initial applications from residents of all 15 Arizona counties until to September 15. At the end of the application period, legislative leaders and the governor will review the application materials and appoint their respective members in the required order.
“We turned this session over to Arizonans,” said House Speaker Rusty Bowers. “Now, we need to get it right. With an enhanced water safety corps filled with world-class experts, we’ll support our state’s future. Collaboration is key, and we’re sure to find new tools and resources to secure our water future.”
“It’s been a group effort to address Arizona’s water shortage,” said Senate President Karen Fann. “Members of the Senate look forward to working together to ensure we have the best of the best at the center of our mission to secure our state’s water future. We are committed to carrying out this historic plan.”
“We are committed to working quickly and efficiently to have the best water and finance experts on the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority board,” said leader Rebecca Rios. “Together, we will build on our state’s strengths in water conservation and protect our future.”
“As Arizona learns to live with less water, WIFA will be a key tool for water conservation, storage and augmentation,” said Leader Reginald Bolding. “The new WIFA Board should represent all of the experience and diversity that Arizona has to offer. We have created a one-stop shop for applicants who wish to serve on the WIFA board, and we hope that qualified individuals will apply of this state”.
Applicants must have resided in the state for at least two years, as well as substantial knowledge and experience in water or finance, including public finance, among other qualifications. All applicants must submit a set of fingerprints in order to obtain a state and federal criminal background check.
The board application can be submitted to