Improving our future
The Southern Arizona Leadership Council is working together to create prosperity and a high quality of life for our community.
Bringing resources together
The Southern Arizona Leadership Council attracts leaders who care deeply about our community and are willing to commit their time and resources to create positive change. We believe a successful community relies and builds on all of its resources including civic and business leaders, government officials, and engaged citizens.
Data from UA scientists
We use data generated from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management that shows information on where Tucson ranks relative to other regions in the United States. We will use this data to focus our initiatives on areas that need positive impact. Our goal is to move the needle forward for Southern Arizona.

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Southern Arizona Leadership Council
drives key initiatives that benefit our community

Education

SALC envisions a seamless and efficient P-20 education system that promotes outstanding achievement through high standards, a rigorous curriculum, accountability and community involvement.

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Infrastructure

SALC aims to improve the critical infrastructure that has direct impact on the region’s ability to prosper economically and build a high quality of life for its people.

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Healthcare

SALC works to address critical issues impacting the region’s healthcare and use the strength of our healthcare community as an asset for building our economy and quality of life.

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Science & Innovation

The science & innovation focus area pursues the development of high tech, high wage jobs for the region by supporting efforts in research, tech transfer, funding of emerging technology like Solar and biosciences.

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Governance

SALC believes this focus area represents a significant opportunity for alignment of governance efforts locally and statewide.

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Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives Committee generally is the first to review requests for support of new initiatives or requests that do not fit into other focus areas.

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