PHOENIX – Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that Alexandra M. Arboleda has joined the firm as a member, where she will focus her practice on water and natural resources law. She has extensive experience working on general stream adjudications, groundwater management, and Colorado River issues representing a variety of municipalities, utilities, real estate developers, golf courses, irrigation districts, farmers, and ranchers. Her knowledge of water law and policy has allowed her to develop innovative solutions to secure reliable and resilient water supplies for her clients.
Additionally, she is an elected member of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors. She was elected in 2016 to serve on the Board and re-elected to serve a second six-year term in 2022. Alexandra currently serves as Vice President of the Board and Chair of the Finance, Audit, and Power Committee. She previously served as Secretary of the Board, Chair of the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District Committee, and as Commissioner on the Arizona Water Banking Authority. Also, Alexandra regularly gives presentations and writes about western water issues.
Alexandra was selected as a Flinn-Brown Fellow and attended the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership Academy in 2018. She also completed six courses on moral leadership, decision-making, and policy-making to earn the Public Leadership Credential from Harvard Kennedy School in 2022.
Alexandra was born in Iowa and raised in New York, Germany, and Arizona. She attended Stanford University, graduating with a B.A. in political science in 1991. During college, Alexandra lived and studied in Santiago, Chile, and upon graduation, she taught second grade in Honduras. She attended the University of Arizona, College of Law, graduating with a J.D. in 1995.