Please join us for our special guest speaker, Katie Hobbs. Katie is an Arizona native that has spent her life working for a better Arizona through advocacy and public service.
Katie is changing the face of local politics through identifying, training and encouraging more women to run for office. She is also faculty in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Paradise Valley Community College and at Arizona State University. She started as a professional social worker in 1992 and prior to being elected to the legislature she worked for Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence shelter in the United States. As Director of Government Relations, she was responsible for ensuring compliance with $4 million in government contracts, was involved in several community-wide domestic violence and homeless coordination efforts, and worked to engage domestic violence survivors in the legislative process and social action.
Katie has served as a Commissioner on the Phoenix Women’s Commission, the Phoenix Human Services Commission, and was the chair of the Maricopa County Merit System Commission. She is a graduate of Valley Leadership’s Leadership Institute (2003), Emerge Arizona’s candidate training program (2004), and the Center for Progressive Leadership’s Political Leaders Fellowship program (2007).