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Lunch and Learn

  • 08/12/2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication - 555 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ, 85004


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The Green Chamber, Greater Phoenix and ASU Global Institute of Sustainability invite you to join us for lunch and an overview of the updated City of Phoenix General Plan (Prop 100).


Our program will begin promptly at 12:00.  Please arrive at 11:30 - 11:45 for lunch.


Prop 100: Updated City of Phoenix General Plan

Phoenix will continue to be like no other city in the world. A place steeped in history, defined by its beautiful desert setting, activated by unique neighborhoods and businesses and embodied by a pervading sense of opportunity and equity. Phoenix will become an even greater city by building on its existing wealth of assets and enhancing residents’ opportunities to connect with these assets and each other. By becoming a more “connected” city, Phoenix residents will benefit with enhanced levels of prosperity, improved health and a thriving natural environment. Bringing the great people and places of this flourishing desert metropolis together is what will solidify Phoenix’s identity as the Connected Oasis.

3 COMMUNITY BENEFITS: Health. Environment. Prosperity.

The Vision of the Connected Oasis aims to ultimately enhance the quality of life for all city of Phoenix residents. It is framed by residents’ enhanced levels of prosperity, improved health and a thriving natural environment. While all of the aspects of our city and the plan cannot be neatly placed into these three categories, they do create a framework from which we can provide a balanced and equitable approach towards making Phoenix an even better place to call home. Simply stated, Prosperity, Health and the Environment are the three Community Benefits that the General Plan strives to integrate into the future of our city. The following is a summary of the components of each of the Community Benefits for the purposes of this General Plan Update. These components will certainly evolve over time, but provide a foundation from which to begin to address Phoenix’s quality of life.


Councilwoman Laura Pastor

Phoenix native Laura Pastor is a fifth-generation Arizonan who graduated from St. Mary’s High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Arizona State University. Her grandparents and great-grandparents worked in Eastern Arizona’s mining communities, and both her parents began their careers as classroom teachers.

For four years, Laura was also a classroom teacher in the Roosevelt and Isaac Elementary School Districts, working primarily with at-risk students. During that time, she created a volunteer program to provide after-school tutoring, and authored an accountability program for teachers, students, and parents.

Currently Laura is Director of the nationally recognized Achieving a College Education Program (ACE) at South Mountain Community College. ACE is dedicated to assisting students in their transition from high school through community college and on to earning a bachelor’s degree. In addition to working directly with students on their post-secondary plans, Laura oversees all fiscal and administrative management of the program -- including the coordination, implementation, and outreach of ACE initiatives. She is charged with creating partnerships among national, state, and municipal agencies as well as private sector organizations.

Laura is a member of the Phoenix Union High School District Board, where she has been a strong advocate for strategic planning for the District and serves on the O’Connor House Speak Out Against Domestic Violence and Mi Familia Vota advisory boards.

Devin Del Palacio, President and CEO of Phx United

Devin Del Palacio was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ., and is proud to call himself a native to this beautiful and developing city. Growing up on 19th avenue and Buckeye through project housing,and being raised by a single mother who worked multiple jobs, Del Palacio learned at a young age that in order to be successful in life you have to put action to your words and your dreams.

From 2007 to 2009 Del Palacio worked for the Department of Economic Security (DES).  It was through his time at DES that he discovered his passion in helping those in need and inspiring them to make a change in their lives and their communities.



Getting involved in the Green Chamber: Greater Phoenix is as easy as 1-2-3!  Each month we bring you 3 great, green events - Mark your calendar for the following dates:
1st Tuesday - Green Drinks
2nd Wednesday - Lunch & Learn
3rd Thursday - Coffee with the Board

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