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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has named four water and finance experts for a new water board

PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has named four people to serve on the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA) Board of Directors to help secure the future of water from Arizona.

According to an article from Office of Governor Doug Duceythe Water Infrastructure Finance Authority Board was created in 2022 and Governor Ducey signed the monumental water legislation that came into effect on September 24.

“This year, we passed the most significant water legislation in 40 years in partnership with our legislative leaders,” Governor Ducey said. “Now, with the right team, we are positioned with $1.4 billion to secure our state’s water future for the next 100 years. Members of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority Board will be important stewards of our water resources, pursuing innovative augmentation and conservation projects. I am confident that with fresh ideas and diverse backgrounds, representing every corner of our state, we will ensure that Arizona remains a land of opportunity for families and businesses. Our appointees have the skills and experience to position our state for future success. »

Among the appointed members is local Yuma chief Jonathan Lines, who serves on the Yuma County Board of Supervisors, the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and is also president of the Arizona State Fair and Expositions. He also has extensive knowledge of water policy in rural counties. .

Lines also served as Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party and Treasurer of the Arizona Republican Party.

The other three members appointed by Governor Ducey are David Beckham, Buchanan Davis and Andy Tobin who are finance and water experts from Arizona.

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