Robert Miguel, chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, has joined the board of directors of Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).
MEDA is the City of Maricopa’s private-public partnership for economic development.
Miguel was the first elected chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community under its new constitution which allowed tribal members to officially vote for their chairman.
“I was born and raised on Ak-Chin and have watched the City of Maricopa, our neighbor, grow into a vibrant and dynamic city,” Miguel said. “There is much synergy between what the elected leaders in Maricopa want for their community and what our tribal council wants for our community. Being a part of MEDA and the discussions regarding economic growth and development will be a benefit to all of us.”
MEDA’s board is comprised of the leading executives of Maricopa’s major business sectors, representing expertise and experience in utilities, finance, development, health care and infrastructure development.
“We are thrilled that Chairman Miguel is a part of our board of directors, bringing not only his knowledge and expertise on tribal affairs, but the Community’s perspective on strategic growth,” said John Schurz, MEDA’s chairman. “That knowledge will be an integral part of our collective success.”
This item appears in the April issue of InMaricopa.