Arizona Legislative Academy

Learn more about the inaugural academy for new members of the 53rd Legislature. 

The Arizona Legislative Academy was facilitated by the Arizona State University Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions and ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Education and training for Arizona’s new legislators on procedure, organization and key issues

The Arizona Legislative Academy at Arizona State University is the first university-based program
in the country to address a perennial challenge: building capacity in the state legislature.

With term limits in Arizona, it is not unusual for a large membership turnover to occur when a new
legislature convenes. Yet, pressing, complex issues like the state budget, healthcare and security
do not wait for our newly elected lawmakers to grasp the nuances of the legislative system and
state government structure through which they must act.

This program is specifically designed to help first-time elected officials quickly grasp the processes, culture, communications and interactions related to service in the state legislature.

Learn more about the inaugural academy for new members of the 53rd Legislature. 


Donations to Arizona State University Foundation designated for the Arizona Legislative Academy.

We wish to acknowledge and thank the following individuals, foundations and companies for their generous support, either financially or through in-kind services, of the Arizona Legislative Academy's work. 

Under $1,000

Arizona Chamber of Commerce
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Ritoch-Powell & Associates
Tohono O’Odham Nation       
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

$1,001 - 5,000

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
CRP/WP Scottsdale Owner, LLC
Davis Design Solutions
J2 Engineering & Environmental Design, LLC
Nathan & Associates, Inc.
Sherpa Public Affairs, LLC
Sustainability Engineering Group, LLC
The Molera Alavarez Group, LLC