With nearly two decades of experience in and around Arizona policy and policymakers, Kristin Borns of Borns Solutions AZ offers skill, professionalism and a deep understanding of Arizona political culture.
An established applied research professional, author and community facilitator with deep Arizona roots, Kristin combines a factual understanding of critical policy issues with an ability to translate this knowledge in a clear and meaningful way to others.
Kristin has been an independent consultant since starting Borns Solutions AZ in 2011. She has worked with clients in the non-profit, government and foundation arenas.
Using data and best practices to guide public policy and community collaboration, Kristin provides services including:
- Policy research;
- Authoring public policy briefings and reports;
- Community facilitation;
- Communications; and
- Collaborative planning and goal-setting.
Since starting BSAZ, Kristin has provided facilitation services for work groups within the Strong Families AZ Home Visiting Coalition and currently serves as the facilitator for the Maricopa Family Support Alliance – a coalition of more than 75 family support agencies.
Kristin’s policy research has focused on varied topics including:
- Workforce development
- Early Childhood Development
- K-12 Education
Publications Authored or Co-Authored by Kristin
BSAZ, LLC has produced a number of internal reports and briefs in addition to the public examples below. However, internal client reporting and briefs are maintained by and with clients.
Author or Co-author
Rapid Re-Housing: A UMOM Case Study, UMOM, 2016: Publication
$9.1 billion state budget is all about speed, cuts, Morrison Institute, 2015: Publication
Fight against Arizona’s Medicaid expansion moves from the Legislature to the courts, Morrison Institute, 2015: Publication
Governor’s budget sets tone for session of cuts, Morrison Institute, 2015: Publication
Healthy Workforce, Healthy Economy, Vitalyst (Previously St. Luke’s Health Initiatives), 2015: Publication
Economic Opportunity for Arizona Veterans, Arizona Chamber Foundation, 2012: Publication
Structurally Unbalanced: Cyclical and Structural Deficits in Arizona, Morrison Institute & Brookings Mountain West, 2010: Publication
Budgeting In Arizona: Hard Decisions for Hard Times, Center for Public Policy & Administration, University of Utah, August, 2010: Publication
Unlocking Resilience: The Key to Healthy Aging in Arizona, Vitalyst (Previously St. Luke’s Health Initiatives) & Morrison Institute, 2010: Publication
Kristin at Borns Solutions AZ is masterful in converting raw, rough content into polished, compelling policy briefs. Kristin is always professional and operates with integrity, insight, and courtesy. UMOM is grateful to partner with Borns Solutions AZ in producing written publications that highlight key issues that impact our communities.
Mattie Lord, Former Chief Program Officer
The Maricopa Family Support Alliance (MFSA) gained a committed partner when we began working with Kristin and Borns Solutions AZ back in 2016. Kristin serves in many capacities for the MFSA including planning and facilitation of our all member meetings, special projects and training; but, it’s her dedication to our mission that makes her so valuable to us.
Ginger Ward, MAEd, CEO
Southwest Human Development
Southwest Human Development