Tara Jackson has served as president of Arizona Town Hall since July of 2006. In this role, she oversees all aspects of managing a statewide nonprofit with a mission of bringing diverse and often opposing parties together to solve the most complex and challenging issues facing the state.
Prior to joining the staff of Arizona Town Hall, Tara practiced commercial litigation for 16 years with a Phoenix-based law firm. She has vast experience in helping communities to address issues that intersect with policy and government systems.
In addition to her law practice, Tara taught as an adjunct professor for ASU's Law School and has been a visiting lecturer for ASU and the University of Arizona. She has served in various leadership and advisor roles for state and federal bar associations, court and government systems, non-profits, and business and educational organizations.
Both her undergraduate degree in Biology and law degree are from Indiana University. She considers herself a lifelong learner and regularly takes online creative writing classes. She also is a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher. Tara and her husband have five grown children.

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