Chris Udall joined the Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona in November 2004, after serving as a Congressional Aide to U.S. Representatives J.D. Hayworth and Rick Renzi.
As an agricultural Economics graduate of Brigham Young University, Chris brings extensive experience in federal and state natural resource issues to this position. He is especially aware of the importance of secure water resources to rural Arizona families and agricultural enterprises.
The Arizona Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona was incorporated in 1978. Chris is the fifth Executive Director in the history of the organization and the third native Arizonan to hold the position.
Along with responsibilities as Executive Director, Chris also serves in the following capacities:
*State Executive and Federal Affairs Committee Member, National Water Resources Association (NWRA)
*Advisory Council Member, Family Farm Alliance
*State Technical Committee Member, Natural Resources Conservation Service
*Member, Central Arizona College Agricultural Advisory Council
*Co-Chair Arizona Mexico Commission Agribusiness & Wildlife Committee
*External Advisory Board Member, University of Arizona', Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
*University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Advisory Committee Member
*Member FFA Foundation Board of Trustees
*Advisor, State Water Resources Development Commission, 2010 to present.
*Governor Brewer's Blue Ribbon Panel on Water Sustainability, 2010
*Member Governor Ducey's Water Augmentation Council
Chris is available to meet with you on any concerns that you might have. Chris also makes personal calls throughout the year to touch base with our members. This gives an opportunity to voice any concerns and receive up dates on important water matters.