Office of the Commissioner
Greetings from Commissioner Judy Lowe
On May 14, 2009 Governor Jan Brewer appointed me Commissioner of the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE). Since then there have been many changes at the Department. I am so pleased at how much has been accomplished.
The Department staff has developed an internal and external theme of “Together Everyone Achieves More”. When visiting or calling the Department everyone should have a pleasant experience. Each of us will do as much as we can to assist anyone who has an issue, or question… please remember to treat us politely.
Beginning in June 2009, the Department has suffered budget cuts, which we have been able to adjust to by downsizing our staff numbers from a high count of 70+ to a low count of 32.5 at the close of FY2013, and by modifying our operating expenses to accommodate the drop in our appropriation from a high of $4.6M to the FY2014 appropriation of $2.9M. Please review our annual reports to the Governor (links in menu pane to the right) to learn of our many accomplishments. The ADRE 2014-2018 Strategic Plan can also be reviewed to become familiar with our planned objectives for the coming years.
We are proud of what we’ve accomplished, and truly feel, that we are achieving more with much, much less, as we continue to serve Arizona’s real estate industry, and the Arizona constituents we serve.
My #1 emphasis is on building partnerships within the real estate industry and with other state agencies, in serving our Arizona constituents from an attitude of supporting a TEAM concept. I will continue to listen and gather feedback from all, as well as create a synergistic approach to problem solving.
I will use my extensive real estate industry knowledge and consumer protection experience to further promote the Department’s mission of “protecting the public”, while ensuring exceptional customer service.
ADRE Chief of Staff, Sarah Dobbins, is responsible for overseeing daily office operation and internal and external communications. If you would like to have me speak at an event, office meeting, etc., please contact Sarah to schedule. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.