Heidi Schaefer, SRP
Greg Falls, Sherman & Howard
Greater Downtown Phoenix is recognized as offering unparalleled educational opportunities for all learners. Education is a vital component of successful economic development and is essential for a thriving urban core.
The PCA Education Committee works with educational institutions to support educational and workforce opportunities in Greater Downtown Phoenix.
The Committee works collaboratively to promote the importance of education in Greater Downtown Phoenix and fosters an environment of sustainable support from the business community.
With the help of PCA Member ON Advertising, develop the PR campaign, ‘High Rising Schools of Phoenix’ to highlight the quality education choices that exist in the Downtown area and improve the business community’s perception of schools in Greater Downtown Phoenix.
Foster an environment of support by building partnerships between PreK-12 Schools, Higher Education institutions, and PCA business Members.
Advocate for permanent higher education funding for community colleges and universities.
Advocate for funding mechanisms regarding current critical education issues, including unfunded mandates and teacher shortages.
Advocate for the growth and advancement of community colleges, universities, and their related research efforts in Greater Downtown Phoenix, including the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, ASU Downtown Campus expansion, and Phoenix Forge Makerspace.