Arizona Legislative Academy

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.


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