Karen Peters - Director

Karen Peters is an Arizona lawyer and veteran public manager, most recently having served as a Deputy City Manager for the City of Phoenix. She has over 30 years of experience in environmental and water law and policy, and helped write Arizona laws and regulations on critical issues like protecting rivers and streams, clean up of groundwater and soil contamination, and air quality.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, studied law at Georgetown University, then returned to Arizona to begin her career.  She and her husband have three adult sons and live in Phoenix.