The 1980 Groundwater Management Code established a five-member, Governor-appointed Groundwater Users Advisory Council for each Active Management Area (AMA). Members are appointed to six year terms to represent groundwater users in their respective AMA. Each Council provides advice and recommendations to the AMA Director on the groundwater management programs and policies within the AMA. (A.R.S. § 45-420)

Recent & Upcoming GUAC Meetings

Phoenix

Phoenix AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

The 1980 Groundwater Management Code established a Groundwater Advisory Council (GUAC) in each Active Management Area (AMA). The group consists of five members. Members of the GUAC are appointed by the Governor to represent the users of groundwater in the AMA, and on the basis of their knowledge of interest and experience with problems relating to development, use and conservation of water.

The term of office of each member is six years. The terms are staggered, expiring in January of each even-numbered year. Every other even-numbered year, the members of the GUAC elect a chairman and vice chairman. Members of the GUAC serve without compensation.

Some of the important duties of the GUAC include:

  1. Advise the Active Management Area director, make recommendations on groundwater management programs and policies, and comment to the area director and to the director of the Department on draft AMA management plans before they are promulgated.

  2. Provide comment to the Arizona Water Banking Authority with regard to draft plans for additional storage facilities and draft plans of operation.

  3. Manifest and record its official actions by motion, resolution or other appropriate means.

 

Current Members Of The Phoenix GUAC

Member Appointment Date Term Expiration Affiliation
Stephan Cleveland 8/1992 1/15/2024 Former City of Buckeye
Frank Fairbanks (Chairman) 6/1990 1/20/2026 Former City of Phoenix; CAP Board
Stephen Bales (Vice-Chairman) 1/31/2020 1/31/2026 Agricultural
Leslie Meyers 1/15/2018 1/15/2024 SRP General Manager
Vacant      

Meetings

Phoenix GUAC Fri, Jan 26 2024, 10am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Sep 21 2023, 10am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Sep 15 2022, 1pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Mar 22 2022, 1pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Sep 27 2021, 1pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, May 25 2021, 1pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Feb 4 2021, 2pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Nov 4 2020, 1pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Sep 3 2020, 2pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Jun 11 2020, 1pm
*Canceled* Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Mar 19 2020, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Nov 18 2019, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Sep 10 2019, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Jul 11 2019, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Mar 14 2019, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Nov 8 2018, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Sep 13 2018, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Jul 12 2018, 9:30am
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, May 17 2017, 2:30am

Pinal

Pinal AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

The 1980 Groundwater Code established a Groundwater Advisory Council (GUAC) in each Active Management Area (AMA). The group consists of five members. Members of the GUAC are appointed by the governor to represent the users of groundwater in the AMA, and on the basis of their knowledge of interest and experience with problems relating to development, use and conservation of water.

The term of office of each member is six years. The terms are staggered, expiring in January of each even numbered year. Every other even numbered year, the members of the GUAC elect a chairman and vice chairman. Members of the GUAC serve without compensation.

Some of the important duties of the GUAC include:

  1. Advise the active management area director, make recommendations on groundwater management programs and policies and comment to the area director and to the director of the Department on draft AMA management plans before they are promulgated.

  2. Provide comment to the Arizona Water Banking Authority with regard to draft plans for additional storage facilities and draft plans of operation.

  3. Manifest and record its official actions by motion, resolution or other appropriate means.

 

Current Members of the Pinal GUAC

Member Appointment Date Term Expiration affiliation
Stephen Miller (Vice-Chairman) 1/20/2020 1/20/2026 County Supervisor
William Collings (Chairman) 1/19/2004 1/17/2028 Civil Engineer
Bryan M. Hartman 11/25/2020 1/14/2026 Agriculture
Scott Riggins 1/16/2006 1/15/2024 AG/Real Estate
Brain Rhodes 1/20/2020 1/19/2026 Agriculture

Meetings

Pinal GUAC Meeting Tue, Jan 30 2024, 1pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Sep 19 2023, 10am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Sep 19 2022, 10am
Pinal GUAC Meeting Thu, Mar 24 2022, 1pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Sep 28 2021, 10am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Jun 1 2021, 1pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Feb 9 2021, 2pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Nov 10 2020, 12pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Sep 8 2020, 1pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Jul 7 2020, 2:30pm
Phoenix AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Jun 10 2020, 1pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, May 27 2020, 10am
*CANCELED* Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Mar 25 2020, 9am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Fri, Nov 15 2019, 10:30am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Sep 18 2019, 8am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Jul 31 2019, 9am
Pinal AMA Ground Water User's Advisory Council (GUAC) Meeting Wed, Jun 26 2019, 9am
Pinal AMA GUAC & PCWAA Water Forum - Special Informational Meeting about the Drought Contingency Plan Mon, Mar 4 2019, 9:30am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Nov 13 2018, 8:30am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Sep 24 2018, 2pm
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Sep 18 2018, 8am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Jun 12 2018, 1:30am
Pinal AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, May 9 2017, 1:30am

Prescott

Prescott AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

The 1980 Groundwater Code established a Groundwater Advisory Council (GUAC) in each Active Management Area (AMA). The group consists of five members. Members of the GUAC are appointed by the governor to represent the users of groundwater in the AMA, and on the basis of their knowledge of interest and experience with problems relating to development, use and conservation of water.

The term of office of each member is six years. The terms are staggered, expiring in January of each even numbered year. Every other even numbered year, the members of the GUAC elect a chairman and vice chairman. Members of the GUAC serve without compensation.

Some of the important duties of the GUAC include:

  1. Advise the active management area director, make recommendations on groundwater management programs and policies and comment to the area director and to the director of the Department on draft AMA management plans before they are promulgated.

  2. Provide comment to the Arizona Water Banking Authority with regard to draft plans for additional storage facilities and draft plans of operation.

  3. Manifest and record its official actions by motion, resolution or other appropriate means.

 

Current Members Of The Prescott GUAC

MEMBER APPOINTMENT DATE TERM EXPIRATION affiliation
Vacant      
James (Jim) H. Holt (Vice-Chairman) 1/19/2004 1/20/2020 Former ADWR & Prescott; Consultant
Leslie Graser (Chairwoman) 1/18/2020 1/20/2026 City of Prescott
Vacant      
Vacant      

Meetings

Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Sep 25 2023, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Feb 28 2022, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Aug 18 2021, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Feb 8 2021, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Aug 31 2020, 1pm
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Jun 30 2020, 9am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Nov 7 2019, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Sep 24 2019, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Sep 24 2019, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Jul 24 2019, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Nov 14 2018, 9am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Aug 29 2018, 10am
Prescott AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Jun 6 2018, 3am

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

The 1980 Groundwater Code established a Groundwater Advisory Council (GUAC) in each Active Management Area (AMA). The group consists of five members. Members of the GUAC are appointed by the governor to represent the users of groundwater in the AMA, and on the basis of their knowledge of interest and experience with problems relating to development, use and conservation of water.

The term of office of each member is six years. The terms are staggered, expiring in January of each even numbered year. Every other even numbered year, the members of the GUAC elect a chairman and vice chairman. Members of the GUAC serve without compensation.

Some of the important duties of the GUAC include:

  1. Advise the active management area director, make recommendations on groundwater management programs and policies and comment to the area director and to the director of the Department on draft AMA management plans before they are promulgated.

  2. Provide comment to the Arizona Water Banking Authority with regard to draft plans for additional storage facilities and draft plans of operation.

  3. Manifest and record its official actions by motion, resolution or other appropriate means.

 

Current Members Of The Santa Cruz GUAC

MEMBER APPOINTMENT DATE TERM EXPIRATION affiliation
Gary Brasher (Vice-Chairman) 1/18/2010 1/18/2024 Development
Ronald Fish 1/21/2008 1/20/2026 Rancher
Mark Larkin (Chairman) 1/21/2008 1/20/2026 Attorney
Joel Kramer 1/18/2016 1/18/2022  

Meetings

Santa Cruz GUAC Meeting Wed, Jan 10 2024, 10am
Santa Cruz GUAC Meeting Wed, Sep 13 2023, 1pm
SCAMA GUAC Meeting Thu, Mar 10 2022, 1pm
Santa Cruz AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Aug 31 2021, 1pm
Santa Cruz AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Feb 3 2021, 2pm
Santa Cruz AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Aug 18 2020, 2pm
Santa Cruz AMA GUAC Meeting Fri, Jun 26 2020, 9am
Santa Cruz AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Nov 27 2019, 11am
Santa Cruz GUAC Meeting Tue, Aug 27 2019, 2pm
Santa Cruz AMA Guac Meeting Tue, Nov 6 2018, 1pm
Santa Cruz AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Aug 28 2018, 1pm

Douglas

Douglas AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

The 1980 Groundwater Management Code established a Groundwater Advisory Council (GUAC) in each Active Management Area (AMA). The group consists of five members. Members of the GUAC are appointed by the Governor to represent the users of groundwater in the AMA, and on the basis of their knowledge of interest and experience with problems relating to development, use and conservation of water.
 
The term of office of each member is six years. The terms are staggered, expiring in January of each even-numbered year. Every other even-numbered year, the members of the GUAC elect a chairman and vice chairman. Members of the GUAC serve without compensation.
 
Some of the important duties of the GUAC include:
 
Advise the Active Management Area director, make recommendations on groundwater management programs and policies, and comment to the area director and to the director of the Department on draft AMA management plans before they are promulgated.
 
Provide comment to the Arizona Water Banking Authority with regard to draft plans for additional storage facilities and draft plans of operation.
 
Manifest and record its official actions by motion, resolution or other appropriate means.

Tucson

Tucson AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

The 1980 Groundwater Code established a Groundwater Advisory Council (GUAC) in each Active Management Area (AMA). The group consists of five members. Members of the GUAC are appointed by the governor to represent the users of groundwater in the AMA, and on the basis of their knowledge of interest and experience with problems relating to development, use and conservation of water.

The term of office of each member is six years. The terms are staggered, expiring in January of each even numbered year. Every other even numbered year, the members of the GUAC elect a chairman and vice chairman. Members of the GUAC serve without compensation.

Some of the important duties of the GUAC include:

  1. Advise the active management area director, make recommendations on groundwater management programs and policies and comment to the area director and to the director of the Department on draft AMA management plans before they are promulgated.

  2. Provide comment to the Arizona Water Banking Authority with regard to draft plans for additional storage facilities and draft plans of operation.

  3. Manifest and record its official actions by motion, resolution or other appropriate means.

 

Current Members Of The Tucson GUAC

MEMBER APPOINTMENT DATE TERM EXPIRATION affiliation
Val Little (Chairwoman) 1/20/2014 1/20/2026 Water CASA
Pat Jacobs  1/20/2015 1/20/2026 CAP Board
Doug Greenland 7/24/2018 1/15/2024 Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District
Michael Block (Vice Chair) 1/21/2019 1/20/2025 Former Metro Water District 
Vacant      

Meetings

Tucson GUAC Meeting Tue, Jan 16 2024, 1pm
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Sep 18 2023, 1pm
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Fri, Sep 23 2022, 9am
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Fri, Sep 23 2022, 9am
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Feb 22 2022, 10am
Tucson GUAC Meeting Thu, Sep 23 2021, 10am
Tucson GUAC Meeting Wed, May 26 2021, 1pm
Tucson GUAC Meeting Tue, Feb 2 2021, 10am
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Nov 10 2020, 2:30pm
Tucson GUAC Meeting Fri, Aug 28 2020, 1pm
Tucson GUAC Meeting Wed, Jun 17 2020, 1pm
Tucson GUAC Meeting Mon, Jun 15 2020, 1pm
Tucson GUAC Meeting Tue, Nov 5 2019, 9am
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, Aug 27 2019, 8:30am
Tucson AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Committee (GUAC) Meeting Tue, May 14 2019, 10am
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Mon, Nov 19 2018, 10am
Tucson GUAC Meeting Fri, Sep 28 2018, 10am
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Wed, Jun 27 2018, 3am
Tucson AMA GUAC Meeting Tue, May 23 2017, 6am