Meet the people working every day to build a better Arizona. Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation share four statewide offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Cottonwood, and Flagstaff.
Thanks to our current class of interns who are making a difference in communities across the state. Click here to learn more about our internships.
Meet the leaders who guide Local First Arizona and the Local First Arizona Foundation through year after year of growth.
LOCAL FIRST ARIZONA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chief of Staff, Office of Councilman Daniel Valenzuela
City of Phoenix
President and CEO, Gateway Bank
Development Director, Arizona School for the Arts
Associate General Counsel & Assistant Vice President,
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Co-Founder, Scutari and Cieslak Public Relations
Assistant Executive Director, Arizona State Fair
Tucson Steering Committee
American Board of Radiology
Mama's Hawaiian Bar-b-cue
First Things First
Food Conspiracy Co-op
Tohono Chul Garden
Edible Baja Arizona
Join the Local First Arizona Team!
Become an Volunteer
Volunteer with us as an Ambassador to Local First Arizona (ALFA)! We call our volunteers “ALFAs” (Ambassadors of Local First Arizona) because they are dedicated to our mission of creating unique, diverse communities and a more sustainable, resilient economy for everyone!
Become an Intern
Local First Arizona offers 10-week unpaid internships to students and non-students looking to gain more experience in the non-profit field. As a grassroots organization, our interns are hands-on from the start acquiring valuable experience and transferrable skills in any of our intern positions.