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We Are D5 Monthly Newsletter

January 2022

Welcome to District 5 Digest! Our mission of this newsletter is to demystify the role of local government in our community and keep you up to date with County politics. As a life long resident of District 5 and now as Pima County Supervisor, it has always been vital to our shared community to know what's going on in our community and how everyone can get involved. Please share widely with your community and as always, please reach out to our team at with any questions or concerns.  


Stay safe,


The People of District 5

Youth Spotlight


Lily Morales:

Lily Morales is a Senior at Rincon High School. She serves as a Peer Coach in the AmeriCorps Arizona Serve Education program and helps fellow students complete applications for financial aid and scholarships. Lily is also involved in multiple clubs at her school. She is Editor-in-Chief of the school yearbook, College Club Co-President, Human Rights Club Treasurer, and National Honor Society (NHS) Secretary and Community Service Head Chair. Through NHS she helped lead a month-long can food drive for the Community Food Bank. Next year, she will be attending Northern Arizona University for Elementary Education on the Lumberjack Full-Tuition Scholarship.


Mayleen Badilla:

This is Mayleen Badilla, a 7th grader at Gallego Intermediate. Her artwork on world peace has won at the District and statewide levels. Mayleen has also had other pieces showcased in the Sunnyside District school calendar and local newspaper. Mayleen enjoys playing the viola, listening to music, reading and writing. She first got interested in art from watching cartoons and now also from seeing other people's art. Mayleen hopes to one day design characters for movies and/or TV shows in the future.

If you know a young person in our community who you think should be highlighted, please email and nominate a youth!

Women's Spotlight: Cecilia Orosco Avalos
A section to celebrate important women in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona State, United States.

  • Born in Jerome, AZ

  • Graduated with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona

  • Presented with a Copper Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the city from Mayor George Miller for "25 years of giving your time, energy and spirit to the children of Tucson" 

  • Creator of TUSD's Parent and Child Education (PACE) program in 1971 based on her belief in the importance of parent involvement

  • Author of children's books such as Así Soy Yo 

Information from Cecilia Avalos | Women's Plaza of Honor (


Business Spotlight: The Littlest Bookshop


On January 1, 2022, Hypatia Luna and her husband Jesse Adcock opened their store, The Littlest Bookshop, on 5011 E. 5th St. They sell everything from picture books to young adult novels. Hypatia worked as an elementary school teacher for 15 years and is co-director at a local preschool. Jesse grew up near the shop's address. This dream of theirs has been years in the making, so come check The Littlest Bookshop out! It's pretty sweet. 



District 5 partnered with  FUGA Tucson  to host the Bicicleteada Del Sur on Friday January 28th. Over 20 community members joined us and road bikes out of El Pueblo Center. We want to encourage people to spend time outside in their own community, no matter what zip code you live in or how much money you make. We also distributed free N-95 masks, courtesy of the Pima County Health Department a Thank you to all who joined us! Somos D5! FUGA meets every last Friday of the month at El Pueblo Center at 6pm.

COVID-19 Updates

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For the most up to date information on COVID-19, vaccinations, boosters, and testing, please visit the Pima County Health Department's website.


Are you a young artist in District 5? Create a work of art celebrating our community and enter our 1st annual Pima County District 5 Youth Art Contest! The deadline has been extended to February 14th! We’re excited to see D5 through your eyes.   

For more information visit:

Check out our first quarterly strategic plan update!

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Tune in to see our quarterly D5 Strategic Plan update! Last year, we worked with community members to formulate a Strategic Plan for our office's policy goals. This year, we are continuing to work on our goals and keep the community updated with our progress! THANK YOU to our incredible Strategic Plan Committee for your continued support! #SomosD5 #WeAreD5

Visit to learn more about our plan.

Policy Updates

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First Board Meeting of 2022!

Supervisor Bronson and Supervisor Grijalva re-elected with a vote of 4-1 to Chair and Vice Chair!

Thank you to my colleagues !

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Want to get more involved in local politics?


January Photos 

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