The Division of Public Affairs supports the educational mission of the Maricopa Community Colleges through public awareness, advocacy and engagement. The Division of Public Affairs includes the Office of Government Relations, the Center for Civic Participation and the Office of Public Outreach. These departments work together to provide information, services, and support to the District, the 10 Maricopa Colleges, and the community.
Center for Civic Participation
The Center for Civic Participation seeks to enrich public life and public discourse on our Maricopa Community Colleges campuses and in our communities by increasing awareness about policy issues, and how government works, and by increasing engagement of Maricopa students, faculty, staff, and the community in civic life at all levels. The Center also serves to promote effective practices that support the District's mission of Community Development and Civic and Global Engagement. Learn more.
Government Relations represents the interests of the Maricopa Community Colleges by serving as the District's lead advocate with elected and appointed officials, their staffs, and governmental bodies on issues that may impact the District, as well as any other governmental policy or regulatory matters. This department works with federal, state, local, and tribal governments. Our efforts are conducted at the direction of the Office of the Chancellor. Learn more.
The Office of Public Outreach coordinates public awareness activities and events that increase the exposure to and understanding of the Maricopa Community College District by the general population throughout Maricopa County.