The Arizona Centennial Commemoration will be a statewide, multi-year observation, with events and projects taking place from 2010 through 2012 in communities across the state. The Arizona Centennial and its Arizona Centennial 2012 Foundation – in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission – heads up commemoration planning and implementation.
Established by Executive Order 2008-24 of the Governor, the Arizona Centennial Commission (“AzCC”) was created to execute a comprehensive plan to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood and to coordinate national, regional, state, and local observances of the Centennial. AzCC members represent a broad cross-section of Arizona communities and interests, including business, cultural, tribal and political leaders.
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The AzCC, through its non-profit arm, the Arizona Centennial 2012 Foundation, is tasked with carrying out the centennial mission of developing, supporting, and implementing a statewide plan to commemorate Arizona’s 100th anniversary of statehood.
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The Foundation is organizing a high concentration of Centennial Signature Projects, Signature Events and promotions to take place between September 2011 and February 2012. Additionally, the Foundation sanctions community-generated “Official Centennial Events” taking place between February 2011 and December 2012.
The Centennial goal is to have all 22 tribes, 15 counties and 120 cities and towns represented with at least one officially designated Arizona Centennial Event and/or Legacy Project that is unique and meaningful to its community.
For more information on the Arizona Centennial and the events and projects surrounding the Centennial celebration read through The Centennial Plan.