Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham

CWC2 Joshua B. Silverman

Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset tomorrow, December 20, 2013, in honor of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Joshua B. Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, Arizona.

CW2 Silverman was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom when he and five other soldiers died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. He had been assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Holiday Trash Pick-up and Closures

The Christmas holiday will be observed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and the New Year’s Day holiday will be observed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Wednesday of the holiday weeks. City of Tucson residential and commercial customers with regular service on Wednesday through Friday will have their trash and recycling service delayed by one day.

President Nelson Mandela

In accordance with President Obama's proclamation, flags at all state office buildings should be lowered to half-staff today, Friday, December 6, 2013, until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013, in memory of Nelson Mandela. 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

Saguaro National Park Reopened Today

Some good news from our friends at Saguaro National Park:

Saguaro National Park is pleased to announce that it has reopened to visitors today, following the federal government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations.

"We are happy to be back working to serve the American people and welcoming visitors back to their park," according to Darla Sidles, Superintendent of Saguaro National Park.  "We are proud to be a member of the Tucson community and grateful to again contribute towards the prosperity and rich history of this unique region."

Volunteer Drivers needed

Do you have one morning or afternoon a month available to help are seniors stay connected with our community? By volunteering for iTNGreaterTucson to drive seniors and younger adults with visual impairments wherever they need to and want to go, you are opening ‘more than car doors’ for fellow Tucson area residents. Ask about our unique volunteer benefits, too.

October Special Programs at Saguaro National Park Rincon District

Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this fall that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural history. This listing is also available on the park’s website, or visit them on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; call the visitor center (733-5153) for updates or reservations.

Record Number of New Jobs, Businesses in Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson has seen record development over the past sixty months, recently hitting the milestone of over 150 new businesses and private projects in the heart of the city. Downtown is helping to lead Southern Arizona economic recovery, with thousands of new jobs created and increased sales tax revenue being reinvested in the community. Local small business owners and high-tech industry projects comprise a majority of this investment.

POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony

A Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Remembrance Ceremony will be held at the 755th Aircraft Maintenance hangar at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at 9 a.m. Sept. 20.

The POW/MIA remembrance guest speaker will be a former POW Mr. John Swett. He was captured and detained during World War II while serving in Germany. Swett was a Corporal assigned to the U.S. Army's 106th Division, H Company, 423rd Regiment, 3rd Platoon when he was captured. His camp was liberated by General George S. Patton's Third Army on April 2, 1944

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