PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Nov. 9, 2022) — Water is a critical topic in the discussion of economic development and the future of Arizona. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for Arizona.

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) Northern Committee is hosting a lunch event, “H2O, Be in the Know: Water and Future Development in Arizona,” on Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Payson Golf Club, 1504 W. Country Club Drive, in Payson, Arizona.

“This relevant and timely event will discuss the future of water in Northern Arizona, explore how development will be impacted by water shortages, and possible solutions in the different regions of Northern Arizona,” said Northern Committee Chair Maggie Tidaback, AZED Pro, Economic Development Project Manager, Town of Chino Valley.

The panelists include Craig McGinnis, Water Rights Analyst, SRP; Heather Reading, Conservation Advisor, Land Advisors Organization; Tanner Henry, Water Department Director, Town of Payson; and Chris Hancock, Ph.D. candidate, Northern University Arizona.

Registration fee is $65 for AAED members; $85 for non-members. Register here.

The Northern Committee comprises Vice Chair Molly Spangler, CEcD, EDFP, Economic Development Director, City of Sedona; 2nd Vice Chair Cutter Chamberlain, AZED Pro, Assistant to the Town Manager, Town of Prescott Valley; and Tidaback.

About AAED

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) was founded in 1974 with a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice for responsible economic development through professional education, public policy, and collaboration. The Association works to promote economic development in the State of Arizona through an exchange of information and educational opportunities among its members, to act as a liaison with outside groups, to influence legislation affecting economic development, and to empower members to create relationships to improve the economic outlook for Arizona. For more information on AAED, visit or call (602) 240-2233.