Arizona Water Protection Fund Commission
The Commission is the main policy making body for the AWPF and is responsible for approving grant awards. The Commission is comprised of 9 voting members who are appointed by the Governor, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, and Central Arizona Water Conservation District. Commissioners must be Arizona residents and meet specific statutory criteria to be eligible for appointment. They serve 3-year staggered terms. The Commission also contains 4 non-voting members. The Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Commissioner of the Arizona State Land Department serve as ex-officio members; and a member from the Arizona State Senate and a member from the Arizona House of Representatives serve as advisory members of the Commission.
Arizona Water Protection Fund Administration
The Arizona Department of Water Resources provides the primary technical, legal and administrative staff to the Commission, and is managed through the program’s Executive Director.
The Arizona State Land Department is authorized to provide a staff position to act as a special liaison to Arizona’s Natural Resource Conservation Districts; however this position is currently vacant.