CLO Panelists Announced, continued!

CLO Panel: Community Leadership and Municipal Boards and Commissions

On October 25, 2016, the Community Leadership and Outreach (CLO) Committee will be hosting a panel of community leaders that are currently serving on or have recently served on a municipal board or commission. The purpose of this panel is to demystify this type of civic engagement and to encourage Junior League of Phoenix members to pursue community service and leadership in the form that best suits them.

CLO has invited people serving in the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, from a variety of differently focused boards/commissions, and from a variety of age groups to participate in the panel so that Junior League of Phoenix members will be able to get a broad perspective on this form of service and identify if it is something they would like to pursue in their communities.

Panelist #2: Mike Sonenberg

Mike Sonenberg, P.E. is an environmental engineer at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and has served on several boards, including the Tempe Aviation Commission, the Air and Waste Management Association – Grand Canyon Section, and his HOA Board. Mike grew up in Tucson, and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a degree in Engineering Management and minor in Chemical Engineering.

Mike moved from Tucson for a job opportunity after graduating and has made his home in Tempe ever since.  Although, like most engineers, he was not interested in serving on a board in his younger years, he became interested in the Tempe Aviation Commission a few years ago while looking for a way become more involved in the community in his adopted home while making a meaningful contribution of the knowledge gained in his career. Mike has served on the commission for a year and is seeking reappointment in December 2016.

For more information about the CLO Municipal Boards and Commissions Panel, please contact CLO at or (602) 234-3388 x228. JLP members may sign up to attend through Digital Cheetah.