WE ARE D5 MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
The mission of this newsletter is to demystify the role of local government and keep you up to date with Pima County politics. As a life long resident of District 5 and now as Pima County Supervisor, it is my goal to keep you updated on all our office is doing. Please feel free to share widely and reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. (Para español, haga click en el botón de arriba a la derecha y seleccione el idioma español.)
THE PEOPLE OF DISTRICT 5
Photo courtesy of Make Way for Books
Make Way for Book was founded in 1998 by Dr. Mary Jan Bancroft with six volunteers. They provided books and literacy workshops at five under-resourced schools. Now the nonprofit has a staff of 32 and serves approximately 30,000 children, families, and educators throughout Southern Arizona. Make Way for Books champions literacy as a foundation for educational equity. The Pima County Small Business Commission presented them a 2021 Small Business of the Year Award. Make Way for Books also won the 2022 Library of Congress American Prize.
Check them out at 700 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705
YOUTH SPOTLIGHT: EILSEL MORENO-PESQUEIRA
Eilsel Moreno-Pesqueira is a junior at San Miguel High School who interns at the Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse. She has helped staff organize events for program participants and distribute resources and supplies. In the future, Eilsel plans to study psychology or criminology and become a criminal investigator.
"I enjoy the opportunity of being able to be a part of something that is important in our community and experiencing all that they do here at Emerge!"
- Eilsel Moreno-Pesqueira
Eilsel helping at Emerge's Halloween Event for the Children's Program
If you know a young person in our community who you think should be highlighted, please fill out this form and nominate a youth!
WOMEN'S SPOTLIGHT: DR. ELISE LOPEZ
Dr. Elise Lopez is the Assistant Director of the Relationship Violence Program in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona and the inaugural Director of the University of Arizona Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. She also leads the UArizona Sexual Assault Response and Resources Team. Dr. Lopez has been recognized for her research on intervention programs to address substance abuse, sexual violence and sexual health, and trauma-informed care. In 2021, she was named one of Tucson's 40 under 40. Congratulations, Dr. Lopez, and thank you for all the work you do for our community!
Photo courtesy of UA Health Sciences
October 4 2022 Board Meeting Recap
Thank You Jame'e Chilton, community member from the Tohono O'odham Nation for reading the Land Acknowledgement in October
D5 Proclamation: WALK-N-ROLL TO SCHOOL WEEK (October 4 - October 10, 2022)
D5 Proclamation: GIRLS TAKEOVER DAY (October 11, 2022)
Primary Election After Action Report - Discussed
Teatro Carmen Renovation- Item passed 3-1
Budget Process [Discussed] Fund Balance Policy- Item passed 3-1
Supervisor Grijalva Appointed to the Board of Health- Item passed 4-0
Girls Takeover Day Proclamation
October 18 2022 Board Meeting Recap
Thank You Dr. Teshia Solomon, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine at The University of Arizona, for the Land Acknowledgement Reading!
Appointment of Election Boards Workers- Item passed unanimously
Creation of New Pima County Regional Affordable Housing Commission- Item passed unanimously
Resignation of Justice Precinct 10 Constable- Item approved unanimously
Street Living Homeless Temporary Shelter- No action taken
Walk-N-Roll to School Proclamation
It was a great to be a part of the Fiesta with Rose Neighborhood and see the plans for La Mar Park!
I was happy to join #TucsonPride at Reid Park! Muchísimas gracias to all who came out to support our LGBTQIA+ community!
Thank you Old Tucson for working with our office to generously invite 400 D5 students to Nightfall!
It was a pleasure to spend International Day of the Girl with our next generation of leaders!
It was a privilege to share space with some incredible advocates fighting health disparities facing the Latino/a/e community.
"It just takes one person to believe in themselves, to change the world." - Syrita Steib. Congrats on your award, Dinah McGlory!
IT'S TIME TO VOTE!
Vote on or before Tuesday November 8th!
MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT BY: November 1st
Call (520)724-4350 or visit www.recorder.pima.gov to sign up for updates.
You can also visit www.adelitasgrijalva.com/vote.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN & ¡FELIZ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS!
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS