Office of the Commissioner
Greetings from Commissioner Judy Lowe
On May 14, 2009 Governor Janice K. Brewer appointed me Commissioner of the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE). On January 21, 2015, Governor Douglas A. Ducey re-appointed me as Commissioner. I have been honored to accept both appointments.
Since 2009, there have been many changes at the Department. 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 suffered budget cuts, which we have been able to adjust to by enhancing our online technological capabilities and by downsizing our staff numbers from a high count of 70+ to a low count of 31.5 at the close of 2014. We have also modified our operating expenses to accommodate the drop in our appropriation from a high of $4.6M to the FY2015 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 2015-2019 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 or group meeting, etc., please contact Sarah to schedule. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.