Rural Policy Forum

2024 Rural Policy Forum

When: August 7-10, 2024

Where: Cottonwood and Clarkdale

Learn More: Arizona’s Rural Policy Forum connects rural and tribal economic development professionals, community leaders, business owners, nonprofits, and other stakeholders and advocates interested in sustaining rural and tribal communities.

Hear strategies from national experts and learn about success stories from around Arizona that will give our rural and tribal community leaders the tools, resources, and relationships they need to face current challenges.

Arizona’s Rural Policy Forum provides skills-building, networking, relationship development, and sharing of best practices and lessons learned relevant to the needs and services in Arizona’s rural and tribal communities. Activities include capacity-building sessions, networking receptions, and focused breakouts, such as the funders’ roundtable, where communities and nonprofits can connect their visionary projects and local needs to grant-makers who are potential future partners.

 Learn more and register here!

Moonshot – Rural AZ Pitch Competition State Finals

Moonshot - Rural AZ Pitch Competition STATE FINALS!

When: August 2, 2024

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Where: Cottonwood Community Clubhouse – 805 N Main St., Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Learn More: For the fifth consecutive year, first place winners from each of the 16 Rural AZ Pitch Competition tour stops will compete to win the title of statewide winner and crowd favorite. This year, we’re celebrating this inspiring event at the Cottonwood Community Clubhouse in beautiful downtown, Cottonwood, AZ. Learn more and register here!

Moonshot – Graham/Greenlee, AZ

Moonshot - Graham/Greenlee, AZ - Rural AZ Pitch Competition

When: July 11 — 12, 2024

Where: Safford, AZ

Learn More:  Visit this site to learn more about the competition.

AZ Bilingual Kidz Fest

AZ Bilingual Kidz Fest

When: July 25, 2024

Time: TBD

Where: TCC

Description: Admission to the event will be FREE for the entire day, allowing the whole community to enjoy the festivities occurring then. During the event, all attendees will be able to enjoy a series of family-friendly activities as well as lots of entertainment.

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Homeownership Fair

Homeownership Fair

When: Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Where: El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway

Description: Homeownership can help build wealth and financial success. Come learn about homeownership opportunities, home maintenance and repairs, mortgage options, down payment assistance, community resources, and much more!
More Information: Event Flyer
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Down Payment Assistance and Mortgage Credit Certificate Class

Down Payment Assistance and Mortgage Credit Certificate Class

When: April 30, 2024

Time: 10:00am – 10:45am

Where: Guild Mortgage River Branch
1825 East River Road, Suite 201

Description: This course is designed for real estate agents. Please RSVP for this class I’ll be presenting at. Come learn about the additional loan programs to help your clients utilize to close sooner rather than hoping and waiting on Lighthouse funds to come back.

We’ll be discussing some of our special programs:
-ZERO DOWN program…No Income Limits!!
-AZisHOME program…..4% assistance at lower rate
-Homebuyer Solutions….2-4% assistance
-Lighthouse….4% assistance

+ may touch little on HOME/WISH programs as well

Also, Patty Gonzalez with CIC will be here to discuss the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC)


AZ Bilingual Children’s Fest

AZ Bilingual Children's Fest

When: April 27, 2024

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: The Children’s Museum, 200 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Description: Join Arizona Bilingual Newspaper on April 27, 2024, for the 13th Annual Children’s Festival here at Children’s Museum Tucson. It’s a day full of fun and excitement for the whole family.

Experience a day of joy with live music, dance performances, engaging activities, delicious food, and much more! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration!

Event is from 10 am-2 pm with FREE Museum admission all day!