We apologize for the late cancellation of the Council meeting originally scheduled for November.
We plan to resume DAC meetings early next year. To make our meetings and the Council itself as effective as possible, your opinions and insights are important.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through this process. We appreciate your contribution and participation!
For more information contact questions@digitalArizona.gov
The purpose of the Council is to provide governance, advice, and balanced representation for Arizona’s diverse Broadband Stakeholders, for the Digital Arizona Program.
|Aaron Sandeen, State of Arizona (Council Chair)
Michael Bernstein, Simply Bits, LLC
Teri Drew, Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Jodie Filardo, Town of Clarkdale
John Halikowski, Arizona Department of Transportation
John Huppenthal, Arizona Department of Education
Michael Keeling, Data-Site Consortium, Inc.
Tom McCloud, Intel Corporation
Michele Norin, University of Arizona
Alan Pitt, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute
Leroy Shingoitewa, Hopi Tribe
Kenneth Mcmahon, CenturyLink, Inc.
Hyman Sukiennik, Cox Communications
Craig Sullivan, County Supervisors Association of Arizona
Kelly Udall, Town of Pinetop-Lakeside
Jeremy Graves, Valley Telecom Group
Daman Wood, Airband
Emerson Yearwood, Cable One, Inc.
Steven Zylstra, Arizona Technology Council
At the September, 2011 Inaugural Meeting of the Digital Arizona Council the Council welcomed an audience of approximately 75, including 15 of the 17 current Council members, and State CIO and ADOA Deputy Director, Aaron Sandeen.
At the public meeting, the Mission Statement, Organizational Framework and Operational Principles were discussed, and ratification was deferred to the next meeting.
Presentations, complete with elaborate graphics, were given by a variety of highly qualified and knowledgeable speakers.
Galen Updike, Arizona Broadband Development Project Manager
Michael Golden, Director, Digital Arizona Program
Gary Irish, CIO, Arizona State Land Department
Michael Keeling, President, Data-Site Consortium, Inc.
Following the presentations, closing comments were made by
Aaron Sandeen, DAC Chairman – State CIO & ADOA Deputy Director
To promote and facilitate Broadband access through public-private cooperation – to provide all Arizona citizens and businesses the means to utilize high volume digital information and services at a reasonable cost – to create economic opportunity and improve quality of life for every person, organization, and community throughout Arizona.
View the full Digital Arizona Council Mission Statement