Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2018.

The Most Influential Women for 2018 will be honored at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2018 at The Camby. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email or call (602) 277-6045.

To see a complete list of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2018, click here. To buy a copy of the Most Influential Women issue, click here.

Today’s spotlight: Cathy Carlat

Title: Mayor, City of Peoria

Background: Since taking office in 2005, Carlat has prioritized fiscal responsibility and government accountability. Elected as Peoria’s first female Mayor in 2015, she remains dedicated to leading Peoria into its finest future.

Source of pride: “I’ve been able to create environments that bless and strengthen families: The Veteran’s Memorial, which provides space to honor the service of loved ones with everlasting inscriptions; and the preservation of Sunrise Mountain, a sanctuary that will forever be a place of beauty and refuge for Peoria residents.”

Surprising fact: “I’m a history geek and I try to include historic locations in every vacation. Pompeii is one of my favorite sites.”