AzSCA's Advocacy and Government Relations Committee leads efforts to inform school counselors and stakeholders of critical legislative issues facing the profession.



Anna Cicero

Anne Cordasco
Board of Directors Liaison

The Advocacy & Government Relations Committee shall:
  • Inform Governing Board and AzSCA members of any legislation related to school counselors and educators.
  • Revisit, revise, develop and distribute current AzSCA talking points (3 Rs) affecting school counselors.
  • Serve as liaison to identified stakeholders or appoint a representative to be a voice for AzSCA.
  • Collaborate with ADE, CTE, ABEC, community colleges, and other stakeholders through stakeholder events.
  • Invite members to attend Advocacy Committee events
  • Collaborate with Professional Development, Outreach, and Membership as it relates to AzSCA tabling for visibility and resources
  • Create and submit advocacy material to communications chair and technology coordinator for website postings and newsletter submissions
  • Consult with Legislative Consultant to critique federal and state bills and inform Governing Board and AzSCA members of any legislation related to school counselors and educators.
  • Provide Legislative updates to board members with social media access for social media distribution.
  • Inform members of relevant recognitions and acknowledgments from the governor or other community officials.
  • Encourage and mentor school counselors to assume a leadership role in counselor visits to Capitol Hill and to meet with local legislators.
  • Submit committee updates to AzSCA Governing Board.
  • Shall be abreast of the education agenda issues and actively advocate for school counselors’ role, ratios, and respect (3 Rs).
  • Organize and participate in School Counselor Day on the Hill
  • Update Governing Board minutes at the conclusion of committee work time.
  • Utilize AEA lobbying events and participating in task forces Lobbyist as determined by committee.
  • The Advocacy chair shall be a member of the Public Policy Committee.
  • Create and maintain stock of outreach and advocacy materials with Outreach Committee for all events.