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Amanda A. Reeve

Amanda A. Reeve

Policy Advisor| Phoenix


Amanda Reeve’s recent experience serving in the Arizona House of Representatives ideally positions her as a key member of Snell & Wilmer's environmental and natural resources team.  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.

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  • 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
    • Environment Committee
  • Arizona Mining Association
    • Air Quality Subcommittee, Vice Chair
    • Environment Committee
    • Government Affairs Committee
  • Arizona Rock Products Association
    • Associates Committee
    • Community Relations Committee
    • Environment Committee
    • Government Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Arizona Environmental Strategic Alliance, Advisory Council
  • Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Board of Medical Examiners (2012-2014)
    • Vice Chair
    • Public Member
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders, Alum Member
  • The Green Chamber of Greater Phoenix (2013)
    • Board Member
    • 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)
  • "A Clean Air Act Nightmare For Yuma County, Ariz." Co-Author, Law360 (September 14, 2016)
  • “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)
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry/Arizona Manufacturing Council’s Environmental Summit, Emcee (August 2012)
  • Arizona’s Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program, Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry/Arizona Manufacturing Council’s Environmental Summit (August 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)
  • "Environmental Legislative Forecast for 2012," Arizona Manufacturing Council, Environmental Issues Breakfast (January 2012)
  • "Environmental Issues Affecting Arizona," Keynote Speaker, Arizona Manufacturing Council’s Environmental Summit (August 2011)
  • "Education Critical in Today’s Business World," Keynote Speaker, ITT Technical Institute Commencement Ceremony (June 2011)
  • "The Importance of Participation in the Governmental Process," Keynote Speaker, Project Citizen State Showcase (May 2011)
  • "Environmental Legislative Forecast for 2011," Arizona Manufacturing Council, Environmental Issues Breakfast (January 2011)
  • Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition, Clean Air Champion (2016)
  • Arizona Manufacturers Council, Advocate of the Year (2015)
  • Maricopa Association of Governments, Desert Peaks Public-Private Partnership Award, Winter No Burn Campaign (June 2014)
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky Colonel (2012)
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Representative of the Year (2012)
  • Arizona Technology Council, Tech Ten Legislator (2012)
  • Arizona Game & Fish Commission, Advocate of the Year (2012)
  • Arizona Capitol Times, Best House Republican (2012)
  • Arizona Action for the Arts, Arts Hero Award (2012)
  • Arizona Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America, Legislator of the Year (2012)
  • The League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Hero of Cities and Towns (2012)
  • Selected by the American Council of Young Political Leaders to participate in an international educational exchange with Tunisia and Egypt (2012)
  • Arizona Manufacturing Council, Representative of the Year (2011)
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Sentinel Award (2011)
  • The League of Arizona Cities and Towns, Friend of Cities and Towns (2011)
  • Arizona Technology Council, Tech Ten Legislator (2011)
  • Mesa Prevention Alliance, Leadership Award (2011)
  • Nominated by Leadership in the Arizona House of Representatives for the Emerging Leaders Program (2011)
  • Governor-Elect Doug Ducey's Transition Team
    • Water, Energy and Environment Committee (December 2014-January 2015)
  • Winter No Burn Outreach Campaign (2014-present)
  • Representative, 6th District, Arizona House of Representatives (2010-2012)
  • Polsinelli PC, Policy Analyst
  • Bryan Cave, Paralegal