Final Meeting For Leaders Of Arizona And Sonora
PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) Governor Doug Ducey and Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich capped their close, six-year professional relationship by signing an agreement to secure the neighboring states’ water future and expand collaboration to monitor air quality.
Meeting for the last time before Governor Pavlovich leaves office in September, the Governors also participated in a “fireside chat” where they discussed economic growth, public safety and the importance of maintaining strong binational ties between Arizona and Sonora.
“It has been my honor to work with Governor Pavlovich over the past six years, and I’m glad to call her a friend and a partner,” Governor Ducey said. “Thanks to her leadership, Arizona and Sonora have shown what can be achieved when you chart a course and lead with vision.”
The agreement signed by the Governors is the result of extensive negotiations between representatives of Arizona and Sonora serving on the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC), a cross-border non-profit organization aimed at strengthening the relationship between the neighboring states. Known as a Memorandum of Understanding, the agreement includes studying opportunities for desalination, the process to remove salt and other minerals from water so it can be made drinkable.