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July 2023

Hi friends! We've had a taste of the Tucson monsoon (including many of us losing power during the worst storms) but as the temperatures continue to hit the triple digits, make sure that you're staying safe in the heat by visiting Thank you to all of the hard workers from Pima County, the City of Tucson, and Tucson Electric Power for ensuring that power is restored, our roads are cleared, and debris gets picked up! If you need help with any TEP issues, visit Contact Us | Tucson Electric Power (


Also, it's Back-to-School season and I hope that the first day of school goes well for everyone! As always, we are here to serve our community so please feel free to reach out to our office at anytime and follow us on social media to stay updated on what we are up to. 



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Photo courtesy of Mariachi Aztlán

Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School represented the state of Arizona at this year's Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., and blew everyone away with their talent and hard work! They performed at several different events while they were in D.C., toured The White House and Capitol Hill, and had an amazing and unforgettable experience! Great job and congratulations for representing our community so well!


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Photo from The University of Arizona's Beyond Juneteenth Celebration

On The Fly Kitchen is a local Black-owned business that focuses on elevated soul food. For Chef Anthony and Chef Kareem, On the Fly Kitchen's pop-up shop model lets them move around the community, sharing their amazing food with as many people as possible! 



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Photo from the Here's To Us! A Celebration of Friendship Spring Concert

Founded in 1988, Desert Voices is Arizona's premier LGBTQIA+ chorus. They advocate understanding, cooperation, and peaceful coexistence. The chorus is a unique and diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ people and straight allies all singing together with one voice to "Foster Community Through Song."


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Back to School 2023!

D5 helped get our community ready for the first day of school, supporting several different events like the 12th Annual Arizona Bilingual Kidz Expo and TUSD's Impact Family & Community Resource Fair.

D5 Strategic Plan Stakeholder's Meeting

D5 hosted members of our Advisory team and community stakeholders to provide feedback before we roll out our revised Strategic Plan! Somos D5!

Drag Story Hour

Thank you to Bookmans and Drag Story Hour Arizona for organizing a Drag Story Hour for our community on International Drag Day! A wonderful turnout from young readers and families for this fabulous and educational experience!

KEYS Research Internship Showcase

Congratulations to the incredible students from around Arizona who participated in this year’s KEYS Research Internship with The University of Arizona and spent the past 7 weeks working in research labs at the university to develop and complete a project!

Salud Arte

Thanks to the SaludArte team, the Pima County Health Department, and all of our amazing participating D5 residents who have commissioned a work of art by a local artist that recognizes the challenges of the pandemic and represents our wonderful District!

Pima County Justice Services Transition Center

Thanks to the team with Pima County Justice Services for inviting us to visit the new Transition Center and the navigators dedicated to identifying and connecting resources and support to those recently released from the Pima County Jail. They've already served 44 people in just one month!

Welcome Naomi!

District 5 is thrilled to welcome our newest member of the D5 familia, Naomi De La Rosa Arellano! 

Meet our new D5 team member, Naomi de la Rosa! Naomi will be working part-time, focused on community outreach through neighborhood association meetings and staffing events. Naomi received her BA from the University of Arizona in 2023, is a 2018 graduate of Pueblo High School and will be returning to UA to obtain her Masters. In her free time, Naomi loves poetry, listening to music, watching horror movies and going on spontaneous adventures with her loved ones. A life-long resident of D5, we are fortunate to have her as part of our D5 team!


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