Currently, the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging has three standing committees (in addition to the Executive Committee) that act as the working groups for the Council.
The Legislative and Policy Education Committee (LPEC) serves as a conduit for information, education and advocacy for Arizona seniors and collaborates with other organizations to recommend and achieve legislative and policy solutions. The committee is comprised of individuals representing statewide and local aging organizations that provide the Council with a wealth of information about the concerns of older adults in their communities. The LPEC then develops recommendations for an advocacy agenda which serves as the foundation for the Council's work with government and community entities on policy issues relating to the needs of Arizona's seniors. LPEC serves as the lead working committee for Senior Action Days with the Legislature.
The Aging in Community Committee (AICC) looks at the challenges facing older adults who wish to remain in their community of choice. This committee continues the work of the Advisory Council to promote dignity and independence for all seniors through advocacy, collaboration, education and resource development and has an Alzheimer's Subcommittee. AICC is aimed at a wider range of service providers, planners, agencies, and private citizens and will continue to consider social, health and workforce concerns as part of aging in community.
The Marketing Committee (MKTC) develops and maintains a marketing plan for the Council to promote and highlight Council plans and goals, accomplishments and activities. MKTC uses a variety of public relations methods to disseminate information. Maintains a Speaker Bureau to make requested or planned presentations on a variety of senior issues.
If you would like to get involved in a committee or subcommittee, send an email to [email protected] or call (602) 542-4710.