Pima County District 5
Office of Supervisor Adelita S. Grijalva
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PIMA COUNTY DISTRICT 5- OFFICE OF SUPERVISOR ADELITA S. GRIJALVA
District Five is the most urban of the five Pima County Supervisor districts as most of the district’s residents are within the City of Tucson. It encompasses 111.3 square miles, covering the west side south of Ironwood Hills/Grant Road, including Tucson Mountain Park, and extending south to Hermans Road to include the Pascua Yaqui Reservation. It includes midtown between Grant Road and Broadway to Wilmot Road. The eastern boundary south of Broadway is South 12th Avenue past Ajo Way to jog over to South Park Avenue and Nogales Highway.
District Five includes four college campuses – the University of Arizona and Pima Community College’s West, Desert Vista, and Downtown campuses.
District Five also includes schools from two different school districts – Sunnyside Unified School District and Tucson Unified School District.
The Sunnyside Unified schools in District 5 – Star Academic High School, Apollo Middle School, Challenger Middle School, Elvira Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School, Mission Manor Elementary School, and Santa Clara Elementary School.
The Tucson Unified Schools in District 5 – Catalina High School, Catalina Online Learning Experience, Cholla High School, Mary Meredith K-12, Pueblo High School, Rincon High School, Tucson High Magnet School, University High School, C.E. Rose K-8 School, Lawrence 3-8 School, Mansfeld Middle Magnet School, Mary Belle McCorkle Academy of Excellence K-8, Morgan Maxwell K-8 School, Pistor Middle School, Roskruge Bilingual K-8 Magnet, Valencia Middle School, Blenman Elementary School, Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School, Grijalva Elementary School, Johnson Primary, Howell Elementary School, Lynn/Urquides Elementary School, Maldonado Elementary School, Manzo Elementary School, Miller Elementary School, Oyama Elementary School, Sam Hughes Elementary School, Sewell Elementary School, Tolson Elementary School, Tully Elementary School, Warren Elementary School, White Elementary School, and Wright Elementary School.
Within District Five are two hospitals – St. Mary’s Hospital and Banner University Medical Center North. Abutting the district are Tucson Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital.
District Five is home to eight of the Pima County System’s 27 libraries – Joel D. Valdez Main, Richard Elías Mission, Frank de la Cruz El Pueblo, Valencia, El Rio, Himmel Park, Martha Cooper, and Southwest.
District Five Demographics:
2020 estimated population – 204,808
2020 population aged 18+ -- 161,360 (78.8%)
Indigenous/Native American – 5.6%
Black/African American – 3.8%
Asian American – 2.1%
Pacific Islander – 0.2%
Hispanic/Latino – 57%
Non-Hispanic White – 31.2%
Total Minority – 68.8%
2020 Median Household Income -- $41,612
2020 Average (Mean) Household Income – $58,556
2020 Per Capita Income -- $21,968
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Meet Supervisor Adelita S. Grijalva
Adelita is a native Tucsonan, educated through Tucson Unified School District and the University of Arizona, Adelita Grijalva is committed to improving the quality of life for our Pima County community. Adelita was elected in November 2020 to the Pima County Board of Supervisors in District 5 to a four-year term. The first Latina elected to this position and the first Latina appointed to Chair for the Pima County Board of Supervisors in 2023.
Adelita served on the TUSD Governing for 20 years and shares the honor of being the longest-serving TUSD board member with only one other person. Ms. Grijalva served as the Director of Pima County Teen Court, a non-profit Juvenile Court diversion program, for more than 25 years before beginning her service as a Pima County Supervisor. That position helped her to understand that collaborations and coalitions that involve non-profit, business and government can bring about the best benefit. Adelita also serves as a volunteer board member for the YWCA of Southern Arizona.
As Chair, Adelita makes a strong commitment to working with community to create a coalition to address the biggest issues facing Pima County, including but not limited to: housing people can afford, education, climate, and water resiliency, and healthy and safe communities
Adelita is proud that organizations dedicated to diversity, inclusion, education and equity for all have supported her throughout her career.
Adelita lives in Tucson with her husband Sol and their three children, Adelina, Raúl and Joaquín.