One City, One County, One Community Unity Event Held

TUCSON – Residents of Tucson and Pima County came together to mark “One City, One County, One Community.”

 

This event was held, Thursday, August 24, at Tucson’s City Hall, first floor conference room, and was organized by Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.  “I would like to thank my Chief of Staff, Mark Kerr, and my aide, Lupita Robles, for coordinating this event.”

 

Members of the religious community from various faiths along with members of the business community, elected officials and citizens came together today to support the message "One City, One County, One Community."  They included:

 

Bishop Gerald Kicanas –Catholic Diocese of Tucson

Pastor Grady Scott – Grace Temple

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias

Rabbi Samuel Cohon – Temple Emanu-El

Karen Uhlich – Council Member Ward 3

Pastor Roy Tollgren – Gospel Rescue Mission

Chairman Edward Manuel – Tohono O’odham Nation

Paul Cunningham – Council Member Ward 2

Chairman Robert Valencia – Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Lynn Hourani – Islamic Center of Tucson, Board of Directors

Randy Reynolds – Community Renewal

Pastor Dr. Andrew Ross, Northminster Presbyterian Church

Paul Parisi – 4Tucson, Government Domain Director

David Drum – 4Tucson, Church Domain Director

Dan Porzio – 4Tucson, Environment Domain Director

Sheriff Mark Napier – Pima County Sheriff

Lee Lambert – Chancellor-Pima Community College

Clarence Boykin

Doris Snowden – NAACP

Daniel Wegener – The Baha’is Community

Fred Yamashita – PALF

Retired Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom.

 

 

Also present were Tucson Police Department Assistant Chief, Carla Johnson, representatives from Congressman Raul Grijalva’s office and Congresswoman Martha McSally’s office, Dancing in the Streets, Joey and Soleste Rogers, Southside Neighborhood Association President Yolanda Herrera, Lisa Chastain with HopeFest and the Gospel Rescue Mission and Pima County Faith Based Coordinator Linda Leatherman.  “I want to thank everyone who attended.  It was great to have people from different backgrounds and faiths come together to show we are one community,” Councilmember Richard Fimbres added.

 

“Why we are here today is that constituents have called my office expressing their concerns about the recent events with our nation facing the challenges of hate, intolerance and the efforts to divide people playing on fears and prejudice,” said Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres.  “We are here to affirm our community, as one who comes together and works for the common good.

 

“But I have always said that when our community has a challenge at hand, we do not scapegoat or point fingers, we roll up our sleeves and work to meet the challenge we are facing.  One City, One County, One Community reaffirms that our community can come together, roll up our sleeves and work to meet any challenge.”