County Attorney Allister Adel hosted the first Community Advisory Board Meeting on August 13th. The meeting was held virtually with members logging in via video to participate in the discussion.
Members of the advisory board were provided a presentation on how the office handles critical incidents involving public safety professionals, included officer-involved shootings, and in-custody deaths. Discussion then centered on future meeting topics and what members of the advisory board wanted to learn, as well as how they felt they could be best utilized in their advisory role.
“I feel it is essential that we hear from the communities you represent and that my office share our perspective on issues with you,” stated County Attorney Adel during the meeting. “Having a conversation is the only way that significant and meaningful changes can occur in this office. Thank you for your service to this community and your future service to this advisory board.”
Members of the County Attorney Community Advisory Board:
- Jeff Armor, Hero Life Network
- Joshua Azevedo, The Pathway Program
- Dawn Bogart, Homeless Youth Connection
- Chancellor Maria Chavira, Diocese of Phoenix
- President Diana "Dede" Yazzie Devine, Native American Connections
- Jason Frazier, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society
- Scott Hatlen, Community Bridges, Inc.
- Sentari Minor, Gen Next
- Gerald Richard II, African American Christian Clergy Coalition & Law Office of Gerald P. Richard II, PLLC
- Kevin Robinson, ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Retired Phoenix Police Officer
- Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, ASU School of Social Work and ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention
- Khalil Rushdan, Arizona Justice Project and Community Organizer
- Bobbi Sudberry, Katie’s Way
- Roy M. Tatem Jr., East Valley NAACP and Vanguard Strategies & Consulting, LLC
- Benjamin Taylor, Taylor Gomez Law, LLP, Attorney and Criminal Justice Advocate
- Carla Vargas Jasa, Valley of the Sun United Way