2018 State of the State Luncheon

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Name: 2018 State of the State Luncheon
Date: January 9, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM MST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:



The Tucson Metro Chamber will host Governor Doug Ducey at the annual State of the State luncheon to deliver his State of the State address detailing the issues affecting not only Southern Arizona, but the entire state of Arizona. This is a highly attended and visible event that addresses many important issues.

January 9
Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church

Free Parking in Lots B and C off S. Granada Ave.

10:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and Address

Doug Ducey
Governor of the State of Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey was elected on November 4, 2014 and was sworn into office on January 5, 2015, becoming Arizona's 23rd Governor.

As governor, Ducey's priorities are growing the economy, creating jobs, improving outcomes in K-12 education and balancing the budget. A champion of limited government, economic development and Arizona businesses and families, Governor Ducey has pledged to work every day to ensure ,Opportunity for All.

Prior to taking his oath as governor, Ducey served as Arizona's 32nd state treasurer, a position he held since his oath of office in January 2011. As Arizona's chief banker and investment officer, Ducey managed more than $13 billion in state assets and served as an investment manager for local governments.

As state treasurer, Ducey notably led the opposition of Proposition 204, a tax increase that would have cost Arizona taxpayers $1 billion per year. With Ducey's leadership, the proposition was soundly defeated by a nearly two-to-one margin. During his tenure, Ducey also oversaw the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund. Under his watch, the trust fund surpassed $5 billion for the first time, with 90 percent of the earnings allocated toward K-12 education.

Before being elected state treasurer, Ducey was chief executive officer of Cold Stone Creamery. An Arizona-born concept, Cold Stone expanded from a handful of locations to more than 1,400 worldwide under Ducey's management. 

Governor Ducey was born in Toledo, Ohio. He moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University's business school, where he earned his bachelor of science in finance in 1986. Governor Ducey and his wife, Angela, live in Phoenix with their three sons, Jack, Joe and Sam. 


Event Sponsors:
  • University of Arizona Business Affairs
  • Raytheon Missile System
  • Banner - University Medical Center
  • Desert Diamond Casino Hotel - Tucson
  • Vector
  • Cox Communications, Inc.
  • Nextrio
  • Cenpatico Integrated Care
  • HSL Properties, Inc.
  • Pima Federal Credit Union
  • Sundt Construction, Inc.
  • Arizona State University
  • Bank of America - Commercial Banking
  • Crest Insurance Group, LLC
  • Univision Communications
  • BizTucson Magazine
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern Arizona
  • Hughes Federal Credit Union
  • Southwest Gas Corp.
  • Tucson Electric Power Co.
  • AGM Container Controls, Inc.
  • BBVA Compass
  • CenturyLink, Inc.
  • Holualoa Companies
  • Southern Arizona National Electrical Contractors Association
Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church
Free Parking in Lots B and C off S. Granada Ave.
Date/Time Information:
Registration: 10:30am
Luncheon and address: 12:00pm
Contact Information:
Jason Cook (520) 792-2250 x 158
Member - $80
Non-Member - $110

THE TUCSON METRO CHAMBER is honored to represent businesses and civic leaders at a wide range of events throughout the year. In an effort to maintain a diverse and relevant slate of high-quality events, be advised of the chamber’s official event refund policy.
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  • 8-13 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT: registration fees will be refunded 75 PERCENT
  • 7 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO EVENT: registration fees will NOT BE REFUNDED MENU
Tucson caesar salad
Warm assorted rolls
Bistro tender steak with chimichurri sauce
Southwestern polenta
Chef's seasonal vegetables
Chocolate pot de crème

Special dietary needs must be confirmed with Jason Cook by January 2.
Email: jcook@tucsonchamber.org Phone: (520) 792-2250 x158
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