GADA Logo The Greater Arizona Development Authority (GADA) was created by the Arizona Legislature in 1997 to assist local and tribal governments and special districts with the development of public infrastructure. GADA's goals are to lower the costs of financing and help accelerate project development for public facilities owned, operated and maintained by a political subdivision, special district or Indian tribe. To accomplish this, GADA is authorized under statute to offer both financial and technical assistance programs.

Our Mission
To assist Arizona communities and tribal governments with the development of public infrastructure projects that enhances community and economic development.

Organization
GADA is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors comprised of four ex-officio members and five members who are appointed by the Governor.

Appointed members serve staggered five-year terms, with no appointed member allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms. In addition, all appointed members shall reside in different counties, and no more than three shall be from the same political party. One shall be a member of an Indian tribe located in Arizona.

In fiscal year 2011, the Arizona Legislature passed H.B. 2001 assigning the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) to provide general administrative support, equipment, office and meeting space to GADA.

WIFA's Executive Team administers GADA's mission.
  • Sandra Sutton, Executive Director - WIFA
  • Trish Incognito, Chief Financial Officer - WIFA
  • Mike Clark, Controller - WIFA
  • Angie Valenzuela, GADA Program Manager/Sr. Loan Officer - WIFA
Below is a list of the current membership of the Board
  • Greg Linaman, Chair – Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel, Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Henry Darwin – Director, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
  • John Halikowski – Director, Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Jeff DeWit – Arizona State Treasurer
  • Mignonne Hollis – Representative for Cochise County
  • Hildy Angius – Representative for Mohave County
  • Paul Johnson – Representative for Yuma County
  • Patt Parker – Representative for Yavapai County
  • Vacant – Tribal Representative
1110 West Washington, Suite 290, Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 364-1310 | Fax: (602) 364-1327
Toll Free: (877) 298-0425
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