Larry S. Lazarus
Larry S. Lazarus chairs the finance committee and serves on the care management and quality, corporate strategy, and executive committees.
Lazarus is an attorney and president of the Phoenix law firm of Lazarus & Associates, P.C., which specializes in government regulation, administrative law, land-use planning, zoning and development, environmental law and land-use infrastructure financing.
Lazarus co-authored the City of Phoenix's first General Plan, which has served as a model for many urban areas throughout the United States. He was also significantly responsible for establishing the Village Concept Plan - the most comprehensive set of land use policies of its kind in the state at that time and even today - promoting the ability of people from diverse backgrounds to live, work and play in our city. He has written and spoken extensively on environmental issues, land-use planning, zoning processes, development and design, citizen involvement in the planning processes and on the governmental regulatory process in those fields.
He is currently involved in numerous civic and community organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Phoenix Community Alliance, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Environmental Awards Committee for Valley Forward, the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute. He is past chairman of the following organizations: Samaritan Health Systems Board of Directors, Phoenix Board of Adjustment, Valley Forward Association, Arizona State University’s College of Architecture Council for Design Excellence, and the Anti-Defamation League State of Arizona as well as the Southwest Region. He was a founder of the Frank Lloyd Wright Society.
Lazarus received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and political science from the University of Iowa at Iowa City and his Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.