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December 2022

Hi friends! December is a busy month with many of us preparing for the holidays, so remember to rest and stay healthy. Cases of the flu, COVID, and RSV are impacting many of our families. To stay up to date on your vaccinations, visit the Health Department's website to look for your most convenient vaccine locations and more. Reach out to our office at if you need any assistance with County services, or just want to say hi!

Have a safe and joyful holiday season,


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Photo courtesy of Las Mujeres Verdes.

Las Mujeres Verdes are "Four ambitious brown owned businesses, looking to help our community and uplift other small businesses." They host mercados with local businesses, food drives, and more.


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Photo courtesy of TUSD Communications.

Natalie Salvador, a Tucson High Magnet School student, won the Mes de la Cultura art contest and was recognized at the AZALAS conference.

Congratulations Natalie!

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Vecinos in Action:

On December 9th, the City of Tucson named the plaza connecting Tucson Convention Center facilities as the Alva Bustamante Torres Plaza in honor of her decades of activism seeking preservation of Tucson's barrios and her trailblazing work as one of the first Latinas to write a weekly column for a major U.S. newspaper.

Thank you, Alva, for your dedication to our community!



Women Care in Action

It was a pleasure to attend the second annual Care in Action celebration! Thank you to all the honorees for fighting for our community's rights.

Last TUSD Board Meeting

After 20 years of service, December 6th was my last TUSD board meeting. So thankful for everyone who inspired me along this path!

Solutions to Housing Insecurity

Thank you, Wildcat Inn and Comfort Suites, for giving our office a tour of your facilities and showing us the work you do connecting those who are housing-insecure with resources!

Transition Team for Secretary of State-Elect Adrian Fontes

I am proud to serve on Secretary of State-Elect Adrian Fontes' transition team!

El Rio Neighborhood Center 

It was great to be back at my former pre-school to see the beautiful space and learn about the exciting programs at El Rio!

Celebration of Mission Library:

Naming for Richard Elías and Renovation

I was grateful to join with the community to celebrate the renaming of the Richard Elías-Mission Library in honor of our friend and advocate, the late Supervisor Richard Elías.


This year our D5 team and I visited all eight libraries in District 5! (Fun fact: D5 has the most libraries out of any BoS district, woot! woot!)  Thank you to the wonderful library staff for showing us around. We learned more about the services offered by our amazing libraries! For more information, visit

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