1 OLYMPIC LEVEL MEMBERS 2015 MEMBER BENEFITS $300 Companies with less than 2 employees $825 * $1650 Bronze $2650 Silver Membership Logo on MPA Membership List Webpage MPA Membership Page linked to your company website Company logo on Friday Public Policy Update Company logo scrolling on every MPA webpage Company logo exposure during monthly membership breakfast WILD RIDE Logo included in Wild Ride event printed program 2 Wild Ride Event Tickets Ad included in Wild Ride event program 10 Wild Ride Event Tickets Prime logo placement during event COMMON GROUND Logo included in Common Ground event printed program 2 Common Ground Tickets Common Ground Table of 10 Ad included in event printed program BREAKFAST Company logo listed in membership breakfast invitation (over 40 invites e- mailed a year) $5150 Gold 1 breakfast voucher 1 breakfast sponsorship 12 breakfast vouchers *Please contact for the $550 government and non- profit rate. ***Quarterly payment options are available*** ADVOCACY. NETWORKING. EDUCATION MISSION: Metropolitan Pima Alliance is dedicated to advocating responsible development in the Pima County metropolitan area and furthering the interests of the real estate and development industry through education, public policy advocacy and networking.
2 Uniquely, MPA is an alliance of business, government and non- profit organizations with a vested interest in how land is developed in Pima County. MPA is the community leader in finding common ground between members of the development community with those in the public sector. Land development is the foundation of economic development and our role in the community is to advocate for balanced residential and commercial land use policies that stimulate economic development and reasonably preserves our natural environment. MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: ALL member company employees receive MPA benefits Attend FREE, intimate Brown Bag Lunch meetings that provide an opportunity for members to get up close and personal with decision makers on key issues that may affect them. Attend monthly breakfast at membership rate. Participate on variety of Public Policy Ad Hoc Committees creating solutions to complicated process problems. Represent MPA in stakeholder government committee meetings including: o Transportation and Pima County Street Standards o Tucson Water o Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department o General Plan Updates Sit on one of a variety of MPA committees and build relationships with: government elected officials; government staff members; real estate and development consultants Over 15 opportunities to sponsor an event ranging in price points and benefits including: speaking about your company, spending 1- on- 1 time with elected officials and government staff members and handing out materials. PAST MPA PUBLIC POLICY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Over 30% reduction in sewer connection fees. Reduction in copper and metal theft. Deferred impact fees. Reduction in impact fees. Improved efficiencies within Pima County Development Services. Improved City of Tucson Certificate of Occupancy Active stakeholder in City of Tucson update of Land Use Code And much, much more
3 MPA 2015 EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES MPA MONTHLY BREAKFAST $250 On the 3 rd Friday of the month at 7:15am at 2445 E. Tucson Blvd, MPA hosts a breakfast on topics ranging from policy, economic or community issues relevant to all industries. This event typically has people in attendance and is an ideal way to network with community leaders, elected officials and colleagues. Opportunity to give a 5 minute presentation Opportunity to hand out materials, use table tents or set up a booth Logo presence on the breakfast invitation Includes 1 breakfast voucher MPA MONTHLY COCKTAILS & CONNECTIONS MIXER On the 2 nd Thursday of the month from 4pm- 7pm, MPA hosts Cocktails and Connections mixers at member offices. This gives members an opportunity to showcase their space, as well as meet different members that may be unable to attend the monthly breakfast. Mixer hosts are encouraged to provide light refreshments and beverages for people. SAHUARITA STATE OF THE TOWN (April 8 th ) $500- $2500 In partnership with the Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce, this event celebrates the Town of Sahuarita as the Town Mayor gives the annual town address. After only two years, this event has grown to 300 attendees. Logo presence on the event invite Logo presence in the event PowerPoint/Video Logo presence in the event program
4 WILD RIDE (May 21st) $250- $5000 This event provides the community an education in offering a ground- level view of the land use planning and development process, as well as the economic development of a particular community event attendees include elected officials, government staff, business leaders and community activists. Each attendee receives a booklet on the event day to use as a future reference guide. Logo presence on event invite Logo in event day program booklet Ad in event day booklet Tickets Sponsor recognition in the Friday Weekly Update for 6 months Provide marketing materials for swag bag BOWLING TOURNAMENT (August 13th) $250- $1000 Choose a jurisdiction you want to bowl with and enjoy this relaxing time to get to know important officials and staff members that make the decisions you need to run your business! Nearly 50 elected officials and high- level government staff members participate in this informal affair. Logo presence on the event invite Bowling foursome with the jurisdictional representative of your choice Logo presence on the event t- shirt COMMON GROUND AWARDS CEREMONY (October 30th) $500- $2500 MPA s Common Ground recognizes community leaders, projects and events with successful collaboration for the overall benefit of the community. With 300 attendees, this event sells out annually and is held at the Westward Look Resort and Spa. Logo presence on the event invite Logo presence in the event PowerPoint/Video Logo presence in the event program or handout Sponsor recognition in the Friday Weekly Update for 6 months Opportunity to present Award of Distinction
5 Testimonials As a firm primarily involved in public sector work, BWS Architects has gained access to whole new segment of the regional development community through our membership and engagement in MPA. MPA also provides an extraordinary opportunity to interact with our clients on relevant issues beyond the scope of any one individual project. It helps us to have a richer understanding of our client s goals and objectives from a broader perspective and to be part of the positive resolution of impediments to our mutual success. Robin Shambach, Principal at BWS Architects (Regarding the change in Pima County sewer connection fees) I believe [MPA] saved my company a million dollars. Roger Karber, Alta Vista Communities "MPA assembled a diverse group of development professionals to better Oro Valley's Landscape Conservation Code. In truth - I expected advocacy to "just say no". It was quite the opposite - and the collaboration proved very helpful. The final product is creative, purposeful, and realistic. Bayer Vella, Oro Valley Conservation and Sustainability Manager "MPA is one of the few organizations that truly gets down into the trenches and actually makes things happen to improve our regions quality of life and business environment. MPA does this through a collaborative effort with local jurisdictions, creating intelligent solutions to our community's planning, development and growth challenges. Thomas J. Nieman, Principal, PICOR "I wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the quality of both the speakers and the content of the P3 Seminar... Given the quality of speaker(s) and information provided, MPA could have easily charged 10 times the amount and I still would have felt it to be a terrific value. John Lynch, Operations Manager, Tetra Tech "MPA provides a valuable service to our community by advocating for intelligent discourse on issues that will affect the look and feel of our region for years to come. Pima County looks forward to a continuing dialogue with business and industrial leaders regarding the environmental and economic future of our region. Chuck Huckelberry, Pima County Administrator, Pima County We ve been members of MPA for over a decade. The organization is one of a kind in our region, in part because MPA is a powerful voice for reasoned, thoughtful policy on real estate and land development in Southern Arizona. It has been valuable for our company to be involved in the discussion and the effort for our community s stakeholders to find common ground on issues that affect us all. Jeremy Sharpe, Rancho Sahuarita Company The MPA leadership does an outstanding job of identifying, researching and bringing complex issues to the community's attention. By addressing issues in a collaborative manner, MPA helps bring diverse interests together for thoughtful consideration and productive outcomes. Jan Gordley, President, Gordley Design Group, Inc.
6 "The Town of Oro Valley welcomes constructive collaboration between stakeholders in the development process. We applaud MPA for their willingness to come to the table in search of common ground. Dr. Satish Hiremath, Mayor, Town of Oro Valley "I have been involved in MPA for almost a decade. MPA is the group in Tucson that is actively addressing development issues and having great results. Their breakfasts provide a wealth of information and are a great networking opportunity. For my money, MPA is the organization to join. William Bill Carroll, PE, Sr. Vice President, Engineering and Environmental Consultants, Inc. (EEC) "The Town of Marana finds value in partnering with MPA. We highly respect MPA's leadership and the methods they use in trying to create resolutions that benefit the entire community." Mayor Ed Honea, Town of Marana MPA's focus on participating in collaborative processes, advocating and honoring public- private partnerships through the Common Ground program, and showcasing projects and growth issues through the Wild Ride makes it a valued resource for the professional planning community as we work together to evolve the sustainable future of our region. Arlan Colton, Pima County Planning "Wow- I've known that MPA is involved and important, but seeing this list of accomplishments really brings home how the organization has grown and become a true advocate for smart policy! Congratulations!" Mitch Basefsky, Central Arizona Project (CAP), in response to MPA's 2009 'Year in Review' TEP recognizes tremendous value in MPA s ability to bring together a variety of organizations and facilitate meaningful discussions related to current events and developments that impact all walks of life in Pima County. TEP s core mission of ensuring the reliable economic delivery of energy to its customers has benefited from MPA s collaborative approach to addressing the issues facing the area. Erik Bakken,Tucson Electric Power/UniSource Energy Corp. Manager, Corporate Environmental Services and Land Management (Regarding sewer connection fees credits) "Well worth my dues!" Jeff Grobstein, Region President, Meritage Homes To join, please contact Director of Operations and Sales Carrie Gilchrist,