Phoenix Community Alliance took a leadership role in advocating for and influencing the execution of the original 20-mile light rail line. Former PCA President Don Keuth served as vice chair on the original light rail steering committee overseeing adoption, funding and construction. PCA felt strongly about the need for more platforms in the downtown core and withheld its approval until those platforms were included. Additionally, PCA advocated for concrete to be used on the line. Keuth went “door to door” up Central Avenue to secure the additional funding necessary to pay for concrete. Today, light rail has expanded to 26 miles with new lines coming soon, the first connecting Baseline Road to downtown.
Our team members recognize Phoenix Community Alliance as one of the most impactful nonprofits serving the Phoenix Community.
Phoenix Community Alliance is an incredible partner to us at Valley Metro. They provide access to resources and people that make our work in the greater downtown Phoenix that much easier. They are equally a strong supporter of public transportation and our expansion plan is moving forward because of their involvement.
When you are with business leaders of the quality that we have here at PCA – it’s unrivaled.
The core promise and opportunity for PCA is to build a great City by connecting the endeavors of its Members and its mission. Arts, Culture, Education, Development, Affordability, Sports, Health all work better together and build on each other, never alone. It is what separates PCA from other organizations, such as Chambers of economic development. PCA connects the dots and bridges the gaps that continue to challenge.
"PCA has always been such a proactive and productive group with incredible members and staff. I look forward to future events!"
"We are so grateful to join such a powerful organization making a true difference in the communities we serve."
"As a long time member of Phoenix Community Alliance, it is especially gratifying to see how diverse the revitalization and development projects are in the Central Phoenix Corridor. The heart of Phoenix is alive and well".
"PCA is striving to complement city - building with community building...bringing in new voices - residents, neighborhoods, and businesses large and small - for a stronger, more inclusive alliance of the Phoenix community".
"I would never consider dropping my membership".
"During central Phoenix's "lean times," the Phoenix Community Alliance focused on city-building to help fill-in key puzzle pieces like the Arizona Center, Convention Center, downtown and midtown high-rises, Steele Indian School Park, light rail, and the presence of higher education, among others. After the Great Recession and the current revitalization cycle, PCA is striving to complement city-building with community building... bringing in new voices – residents, neighborhoods, and businesses large and small – for a stronger, more inclusive alliance of the Phoenix community".