New Arizona Office Promotes Resiliency

On March 14th, 2023, Vote Solar’s Yara Marin (Regional Director, Interior West), Kate Bowman (Regulatory Director, Interior West), and Catherine Zingg (Director of Indigenous Partnerships), along with 28 of our Arizona coalition partners (listed below), met with the Governor’s Office of Resiliency. We discussed our communities’ priorities and offered support for their efforts.

This meeting is one to celebrate. The Governor’s Office of Resiliency will focus on securing Arizona’s water supply and advancing our clean energy economy, while also addressing the disparities faced by BIPOC and low-wealth neighborhoods. We were excited to see this Office proactively and enthusiastically asking our community for input and collaboration. We are eager to continue the conversation and ensure that the Office fosters equity and inclusion at every touchpoint.

We will keep you updated on the Resiliency Office’s progress and the many ways in which we plan to engage. In the meantime, take a look at some of the Office’s priorities for this next year:

  • Proposing amendments and recommendations for land, energy, and water bills during the 2023 legislative session.
  • Ensure that Arizona’s communities and local governments capture as much funding as possible from historic Federal investments in clean energy and grid resiliency.
  • Protecting Arizona’s precious natural resources 
  • Engagement and communication around Justice 40 principles, plus incorporating equity and inclusion into their outreach. 
  • Securing and conserving our water. 
  • Pursue federal funding for energy, land, water, and access and equity.
  • Create an equitable grid resiliency plan. 
  • Hold community events and engage tribal, county, and municipal communities & leadership.


All Participating Groups:

American Lung Association

Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans

Arizona Interfaith Power and Light

Arizona Public Interest Research Group

Climate Cabinet

Climate Power

Moms Clean Air Force/Elders Climate Action

Sierra Club

Solar United Neighbors

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

Vote Solar

Western Resource Advocates (WRA)


Western Grid Group/ ASU Just and Equitable Transition Center


The Adjacent Possible


Climate Tucson

Interwest Energy Alliance

Local First Arizona

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Plug In America

Tó Nizhóní Ání


Diné C.A.R.E.

Western Clean Energy Campaign


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