Amanda Reeve’s experience serving in the Arizona House of Representatives, in addition to her more than 20 years of working in the legal profession, ideally positions her as a key member of Snell & Wilmer's environmental and natural resources team. However, her passion, focus and expertise extend beyond the environmental and natural resources issues into other regulatory, policy and election-related areas. Amanda provides public policy services to clients through stakeholder identification and organization, the regulatory process and reform, and the legislative process. She is well known for her ability to develop public policy and craft bipartisan support to advance bills of significant importance to Arizona businesses.
While serving in the Arizona Legislature, Amanda Chaired the House Environment Committee and the Arizona State Agency Fee Commission working diligently on environmental and regulatory issues impacting Arizona. Presently, she is the Vice-Chair of the Air Quality Subcommittees for both the Arizona Mining Association and the Arizona Manufacturers Council. Additionally, Amanda serves as a Public Member Commissioner on the Maricopa County Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission.
During her tenure serving as a State Legislator and even since in her role as a Policy Advisor, Amanda has received numerous accolades recognizing her leadership and work on significant policy measures, environmental issues and community projects.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Public Relations at California State University, Sacramento; and her Master of Science Technology in Environmental Management from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University.
Drafted, sponsored, introduced and worked to pass numerous significant state legislation, all with bipartisan support, addressing: state agency fee authority, Maricopa County’s course particulate matter nonattainment area, harmful synthetic compounds as dangerous drugs, air quality regulations, government regulation reform, the Arizona Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program, and the energy and water savings account program.
Facilitated an extensively collaborative and cooperative stakeholder process to revise and develop an approvable state implementation plan for the Maricopa County nonattainment area for course particulate matter.
Navigated and participated in sensitive diplomatic discussions with political leaders, elected officials and students in Egypt and Tunisia regarding U.S. government and business relations during December 2012.
Authored substantial public comments for submittal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of an industry association advocating support for the approval of a state implementation air plan.
Worked to reduce the potential for client’s financial exposure through analysis of policy, political, historical and legislative factors in determining the fate of key federal legislation and assessed the risks associated with escalating a multi-million dollar project.
Collaborated with federal, state, and local agencies, industries, associations and non-governmental organizations on revising and developing an approvable state implementation plan for the Maricopa County non-attainment area. These efforts contributed to a historic announcement on May 30, 2014 by the U.S. EPA, approving the plan and declaring that after 43 years, Maricopa County had finally achieved compliance with the national air standards for coarse particulate matter (PM10).
In June 2014, received recognition from the Maricopa Association of Governments for being instrumental in developing and implementing cooperative solutions for compliance with national air standards and preventing the reclassification of Maricopa County as a non-attainment area for fine particulate matter (PM2.5).
Arizona State University (M.S., Technology, Environmental Management, 2013)
California State University - Sacramento (B.A. Communication Studies, Public Relations, 2001)
Federal Land Study Committee, Governor's Appointee
Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments, Public Member
Maricopa County Air Quality Department's Clean Air Council
Maricopa County Flood Control Department, Flood Stakeholder Group
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Public Affairs Committee
Arizona Manufacturers Council
Air Quality Subcommittee, Co-Vice Chair
Arizona Mining Association
Air Quality Subcommittee, Vice Chair
Government Affairs Committee
Arizona Rock Products Association
Community Relations Committee
Government Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair
Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance, Advisory Council
Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners (2012-2014)
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Alum Member
The Green Chamber of Greater Phoenix (2013)
Public Policy Member
Arizona House of Representatives (2010-2012)
Environment Committee, Chair (2011-2012)
Energy and Natural Resources Committee (2010-2012)
Higher Education and Innovation Reform Committee (2011-2012)
Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee (2010)
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (2010)
Arizona State Agency Fee Commission, Chair (2011-2012)
Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee, City of Phoenix (2009-2010)
“Studying The Transfer of Federal Lands: A Historical, Current and Future Perspective of the Lands in Arizona,” Presenter, Arizona Forward, Natural Resources Committee Meeting (April 2016)
“Legislative and Regulatory Update,” Keynote Presenter, Environment Professionals of Arizona Luncheon (March 2016)
“Qualities of a Good Judge,” Panel Presenters, Commissions on Appellate and Trial Court Appointments, 2016 Annual Meeting (February 2016)
“Don’t Rule Out Exceptional Events: A Look at the Proposed Modifications to the Exceptional Events Rule,” Presenter, Pinal County Air Quality Department & Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance, 2016 Permit Compliance Assistance Seminar (January 2016)
“Federal Lands Up For Grabs?” Presenter, New River Desert Hills Community Association, Town Hall Meeting (January 2016)
Arizona Manufacturers Council/Maricopa County Air Quality Department, Annual Air Quality Conference, Emcee (November 2015)
"Oh no, Ozone! How Low Must You Go?," Panel Moderator, Arizona Manufacturers Council/Maricopa County Air Quality Department, Annual Air Quality Conference (November 2015)
“Rising To Meet Federal Challenges: Environment and Labor,” Panelist, Arizona Manufacturers Council, Arizona Manufacturing Summit (October 2015)
“Breaking Barriers: How Changing Perspective Leads To Dramatic Results,” Guest Faculty Lecturer, Arizona State University, ERM 494/598: Environmental Leadership Best Practices (September 2015)
“To Be Or Not To Be: The Legislative Trials & Tribulations Behind the Funding of the State’s Program for USTs,” Presenter, Arizona Hydrogeological Society, Arizona’s New Underground Storage Tanks Program Workshop (September 2015)
“Clean Power Plan and Ozone Discussion,” Panel Moderator, Arizona Manufacturers Council/Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Environmental and Sustainability Summit (August 2015)
“Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program Discussion,” Panel Moderator, Arizona Manufacturers Council/Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Environmental and Sustainability Summit (August 2015)
“AZ’s National Forests: A First Hand Look at Fire Mitigation,” Co-Author, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 13, No. 3, P. 4 (June/July 2015)
“Arizona Success Story: Meeting Industry Half Way,” Keynote Speaker, Washington State Department of Health, Regulatory Summit: New Paths to Partnering with the Regulated Community (June 2015)
“The Latest & Greatest…or Not So Greatest: Legislative & Regulatory Update on Environmental Issues,” Keynote Presenter, Environmental Professionals of Arizona Luncheon (March 2015)
“Legislative Update On Environmental Issues,” Presenter, Pinal County Air Quality Department/Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance, Pinal County Air Quality Permit Compliance Seminar (January 2015)
“No Burn Day/Fireworks Outreach Campaign,” Emcee, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality/Maricopa County Air Quality Department, Press Conference (December 2014)
“Discussing Ozone and Greenhouse Gases,” Panel Moderator, Arizona Manufacturers Council/Maricopa County, Maricopa County Annual Air Quality Conference (December 2014)
“Winter is in the Air: Keeping Maricopa County’s Air Quality Healthy During the Holiday Celebrations,” Presenter, New River Desert Hills Community Association, Town Hall Meeting (November 2014)
“Power Grab: Understanding the EPA’s Proposed Carbon Rule,” Panel Moderator, Arizona Chamber of Commerce/Arizona Manufacturers Council, Environmental and Sustainability Summit (August 2014)
"Don’t Blame Your Local Regulators," Keynote Presenter, Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance, Maricopa County Air Quality Permit Compliance Assistance Seminar (June 2014)
"Don’t Blame Your Local Regulators," Keynote Presenter, Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance, Pinal County Air Quality Permit Compliance Assistance Seminar (January 2014)
"Don't Burn Wood on No Burn Days," Co-Author with President Glenn Hamer, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Bottom Line (December 2013)
"Working With Businesses To Form Good Policy," Panel Presenter, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Public Leadership Academy (December 2013)
"Arizona Environmental Issues," Panel Presenter and Moderator, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Public Leadership Academy (December 2013)
"Working Together: The Regulated, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Regulators," Panel Moderator, Arizona Manufacturers Council, Maricopa County Air Quality Conference (November 2013)
"Policy, Politics and Regulations: Making the Three Work Together In Revising the 2007 Maricopa County Nonattainment Area A Five-Percent State Implementation Plan for Particulate Matter-10," Guest Lecturer, Arizona State University, ETM 527: Environmental Law/Regulations Class (September 2013)
"Fact, Fiction, Opportunity & Threat: Deciphering How Federal and State Environmental Policy Will Impact You," Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry/Arizona Manufacturers Council, Environmental and Sustainability Summit (August 2013)
"Legislative Update on Environmental Issues," Keynote Speaker, Environmental Professionals of Arizona, 2013 Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup Conference (April 2013)
"United Nations Conference on Environment and Development – Agenda 21 and Rio Declaration on Environment and Development," Arizona Manufacturing Council, Environmental Issues Breakfast (February 2013)
"Understanding the Importance of Being Involved in the Governmental Process: Lessons Learned From Visiting Post-Revolutionary Tunisia and Egypt," University of Arizona College Republicans (February 2013)
"2012 Legislative Highlights: Legislative Developments in Environmental Law," ASU Law CLE (October 2012)
Testimony provided at the EPA Public Hearing regarding its Proposed Federal Implementation Plan for Regional Haze (July 2012)
Testimony provided at the Congressional Subcommittee on Water and Power Oversight Field Hearing regarding Evaporating Prosperity: How Federal Actions Are Driving Up Water and Power Costs, Threatening Jobs and Leaving Arizonans High and Dry (June 2012)
"Environmental Issues Affecting Arizona," Keynote Speaker, Annual Meeting & Legislative Conference of the Grand Canyon Electric Cooperative Association (February 2012)