Jim Holway was elected to the Board of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District in November 2010 and was re-elected to a second term in November 2016. He previously served as the Vice President of the Board and chair of the Finance, Audit and Power committee in 2017 and 2018. Jim has 35 years of experience on water, land and natural resources management.
Dr. Holway directs the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He previously directed the Western Lands and Communities program for the Sonoran Institute and Lincoln Institute. He has also served as Assistant Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources and worked at Arizona State University as a Professor of Practice in Sustainability and the ASU Coordinator for the Arizona Water Institute.
Dr. Holway earned a BS in Political Science from Cornell University and both a Ph.D. and Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina and was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2012.
Dr. Holway has lived in Arizona since 1992. He and his wife, Rita Jo Anthony, have one son who is a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University. Dr. Holway enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling with his wife.