The NAMI Arizona Board of Directors invites you to attend and participate in our 2019 Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday January 26th, 2019 at the Ability360 Conference Center 5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
We’ve made incredible progress since our first annual meeting together, January 2012’s “United in Transforming Arizona Integrated Health Outcomes,” where we processed past communication breakdowns agreeing to collaborate and intentionally partner moving forward.
Right after that annual meeting, the NAMI Arizona Board of Directors met with the Statewide Affiliate Leadership to delineate roles and responsibilities. We recognized that the NAMI Affiliates were NAMI’s lifeblood, offering grassroots leadership, education, support, and advocacy at no charge to all; and committed to keeping the State Office “Lean and Mean” focused on strengthening Affiliate success. And while we’ve reduced expenses and increased revenues significantly at the State level, we’ve also been privileged to participate in some pretty powerful work. Please see the attached spreadsheet highlighting some of the current activities NAMI Arizona is involved in as we strive to ensure that the right voices are at the right tables.
NAMI Arizona has been incredibly blessed by the generosity and intentional partnering of all three RBHA providers throughout this process. We recognize Arizona healthcare is transforming, RBHA roles and service areas have evolved, shifted, and expanded; and the AHCCCS Complete Care Plans are our new potential partners to connect in all our NAMI communities.
In the spirit of our 2019 Conference theme, “Caring Means Sharing” and to demonstrate our steadfast love, respect, and appreciation for the incredible work our NAMI Arizona Affiliates do each day, NAMI Arizona is donating 50% (after expenses) of this year’s Annual Meeting Sponsorship revenue to be split evenly among our 11 officially sanctioned NAMI Affiliates (NAMI Havasu, NAMI Flagstaff, NAMI Sedona, NAMI Yavapai County, NAMI White Mountains, NAMI Payson, NAMI Valley of the Sun, NAMI Pinal Central, NAMI Southern Arizona, NAMI Southeastern Arizona, and NAMI Yuma) to help strengthen their infrastructure and grow their community impact. For the conference, we are planning to have presentations from each of our Regional Affiliates partnered with their significant Community Partner/Platinum Sponsors where they highlight their collaborative efforts. It will be a great event.
Please consider one of the Sponsorship opportunities included herein, and thank you for all you do for those we serve!
Jim Dunn, M.Ed./C, CPRP
5025 E. Washington St., Ste 112
Phoenix, AZ 85034
[NAMI Arizona Annual Meetings are free to NAMI members, $40 for Nonmembers (free membership included), with no charge for low income, first responders, veterans, government officials, judiciary, legislators and anyone else who doesn’t want to pay. Light morning refreshment and free lunch will be provided. Sponsorships are available.]