WHEREAS, the community of associations in Arizona consists of more than 1,200 professional, trade, charitable, and educational non-profit organizations; and
WHEREAS, Arizona Associations represent over 100,000 member companies, professionals, and individual business men and women from hundreds of industries, trades, and professions; and WHEREAS, Arizona Associations’ members employ over 400,000 individuals representing a wide range of social, technical and professional backgrounds that make a significant economic and social impact on the State of Arizona; and
WHEREAS, Arizona Associations greatly enhance Arizona by providing a vital role in assisting Arizona in developing a sense of community around working together on a common cause or issue; and
WHEREAS, Arizona Associations provide forums for its members to discuss common ideas, consider common solutions and express their opinions in a collective manner; and
WHEREAS, Arizona Associations educates its members and establishes standards of behavior, codes of ethics, and certifications that help protect the public; and
WHEREAS, Arizona Associations provide a wide variety of opportunities for volunteers to provide valuable community services throughout Arizona.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2011 as
* ASSOCIATIONS IMPACT ARIZONA MONTH *
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona
Janice K. Brewer
G O V E R NO R
DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this twenty-second day of August in the year Two Thousand Eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Thirty-sixth.
Ken BennettSecretary of State