You are cordially invited to attend a community forum to express your views and hear those of other Phoenix residents on the future of the Arizona State Fairgrounds, including its historic buildings. This community forum, hosted by Arizona state representative Ken Clark, Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods president G.G. George, Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission chair Bill Scheel, and Arizona Preservation Foundation president Jim McPherson, will be held at the Encanto Park Club House, 2605 N. 15th Avenue, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
On March 15, Governor Doug Ducey announced that the State of Arizona is submitting a formal Request for Information from the community and potential partners on strategic ways to modernize the Arizona State Fairgrounds. The Governor’s Office is providing several ways for the public to submit their responses to two questions: (1) What do you love about the Arizona State Fair? and (2) What could be done differently at the Arizona State Fairgrounds?
Governor Ducey’s interest in and public outreach about the Arizona State fairground’s future are very much appreciated. Organizers of the April 5 community forum believe that neighbors adjacent to the Fairgrounds, city officials, historic preservation advocates, and the public at large would benefit from hearing from one another, brainstorming possible options, and possibly developing a common message. If you cannot attend the community forum, please feel free to submit your ideas on the Governor’s State Fair Questionnaire.