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The Reverse Trade Show is Coming

You're invited to the Copper Chapter of NIGP's Reverse Trade Show on Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. Meet, greet, and connect with approximately 30 different public procurement agencies from throughout our region who spend millions of dollars each year on goods and services, all in one place at one time.

Watch the video below to learn how you can network, do business with other agencies, and register for the event.

Primary Election Day Tomorrow

The City of Tucson's primary election is tomorrow, Aug. 27, and if you haven't mailed back your ballot yet, it's too late, so hold on to it. You can drop off your voted ballot at any of the seven voting locations tomorrow during the polling hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also use any of these locations to obtain a replacement ballot upon presentation of a signed, sworn statement that the ballot was lost, spoiled, destroyed, or not received.

Registration Opens Wednesday for United Way's Annual Days of Caring

The 20th anniversary of United Way's Days of Caring takes place Oct. 25 and 26, and volunteers are needed to help improve our community. This annual event pairs caring residents with local needs. Projects may range from neighborhood cleanup, preparing meals, sprucing up schools, and beautifying neighborhood parks.

In 2018, more than 4,200 volunteers helped complete more than 100 projects in our community. Volunteer registration will open to the public on Aug. 28.

Arizona Symphonic Winds - Fall Concert Series

The Arizona Symphonic Winds under music director and conductor László  Veres, along with Tucson Parks and Recreation, brings you a series of free Fall concerts on Saturday evenings. All concerts begin at 7 pm at  the László  Veres Amphitheater at Udall Park, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd, just east of Sabino Canyon Road. Bring a comfortable folding chair & your picnic dinner. Best seats available before 6:30 pm.

This year's schedule:

Paul's Note - August 23rd, 2019

Probably the most fraught issues I have to deal with in my office are anything having to do with development and zoning. Neighbors get very concerned, and rightly so, when they hear about a new subdivision or commercial center in their area. I try to work with developers and neighbors, but as you’ll see, I can’t always be an advocate.

City of Tucson Selects New Fire Chief

The City of Tucson this week announced the selection of Charles (Chuck) Ryan as the 28th chief of the Tucson Fire Department (TFD). Incoming Chief Ryan will start work Sept. 30.

A competitive, nationwide search and complete assessment process was held to fill the position. Chief Ryan has worked in fire service since 1994, having served most recently an assistant fire chief with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia.

Tucson Police to Host Women in Law Enforcement Open House

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) will host a Women in Law Enforcement open house on Saturday, Aug. 31, 9-11 a.m., at the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. Interested applicants can get information about a career in law enforcement, the application process, and the basic academy training that provides certification as an Arizona Peace Officer.

Free Water Conservation Kits from Tucson Water

Tucson Water is offering its customers free home water conservation materials. Choose a low-flow shower head, a five-minute shower timer, a toilet tank bag, toilet leak detection tablets, and bathroom faucet aerators. There is a limit of one order per household, and the offer is only valid for Tucson Water customers while supplies last. Please select only the items you and your family can use and are willing to install.

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