It has been an honor to take over for Commissioner Merrit as ARPC Chair and continue the tradition of growth and innovation at the ARPC. Despite the setbacks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the ARPC has continued to find innovative solutions to the complex issues facing our diverse Region. By channeling the momentum and new partnerships that have developed over the past year, we seek to continue to evolve ARPC programs and initiatives in a manner that best suits the needs of our member local governments and regional stakeholders. Please use this annual report as a guide to ARPC’s activities and accomplishments over the past year. Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we approach 2022 with renewed energy, insight, and motivation.