Arizona Rural Policy Forum


  • Safford/Thatcher AZ - Eastern Arizona College 615 North Stadium Avenue Thatcher, AZ, 85552 United States

The Rural Policy Forum connects rural economic development professionals, nonprofits, community leaders, business owners, and other rural stakeholders who are interested in sustaining rural communities.

Our goal will be to hear strategies from national experts as well as learn about success stories from around Arizona that will give our rural leaders the tools, resources and relationships they need to face current challenges.

Schedule of Events:

  • The Forum runs from Thursday, August 10, at 8:00am to Friday, August 11, at noon.
  • August 9: Join us for an optional yet amazing economic development tour of the region at noon, followed by a super fun Taste of Safford event at 5:30pm.
  • August 10: Thursday night's Chuckwagon Cookout at the Manor House will be a blast for all! Join us!