ADELITA S. GRIJALVA
Pima County District 5 Supervisor Adelita Grijalva is a native Tucsonan, educated through Tucson Unified School District and The University of Arizona. Supervisor Grijalva is committed to improving the quality of life for our Pima County community. She was elected in November 2020 to the Pima County Board of Supervisors in District 5 to a four-year term and was elected in January 2023 to serve as the Board Chair. She is the first Latina elected to these positions.
Adelita served on the TUSD Governing Board for 20 years and shares with one other person the honor of being the longest-serving TUSD board member. She also served as 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 benefits for the community. Supervisor Grijalva sits on the Pima County Board of Health and the Visit Tucson Board. She also serves as a volunteer board member for the YWCA of Southern Arizona.
As Chair, Adelita has made 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, environmental quality and climate resiliency, and healthy and safe communities.
Supervisor Grijalva 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.