GABE ZIMMERMAN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – The Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards are a statewide competition created to recognize outstanding public servants in three areas – leadership, civic engagement and innovation. Named in honor of Gabe Zimmerman, director of community outreach for Gabrielle Giffords, the awards are an opportunity to recognize the commitment and dedication of more than 100,000 professional public servants who serve as the critical link between citizens and the people elected to represent them. Deadline for nominations is Monday, June 17th. From the Center for the Future of Arizona.
AGENDA SPOTLIGHT: PROPOSED TOPICS FOR PAG REGIONAL ASSEMBLY – At next Tuesday’s M&C Study Session, time has been set aside do discuss proposed topics for the Pima Association of Governments’ Regional Assembly, which will meet on September 12th. Topics include Pima County’s Aerospace and Defense Corridor, ADOT’s Intermountain West Corridor (“I-11”), and conditions for the reauthorization of Pima County’s Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). Read the M&C memo here.
DOWNTOWN LINKS UPDATE: SAINT MARY’S TO RE-OPEN TONIGHT, CHURCH TO CLOSE – Saint Mary’s road, which has been closed at Granada in order to install underground drainage infrastructure, will re-open at around 8:00 p.m. tonight. In the next phase, Church Ave. will be closed at Sixth Street. Read the news release from TDOT here.
JOB OPPORTUNITY: WEB DEVELOPER – The Information Technology department is looking for an experienced web developer with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field, plus three years of experience in web development, administration, design, and current scripting languages, web servers and web development environments. Preferred qualifications include experience in a LAMP environment and administering Drupal. Read the City of Tucson job listing here.
SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK OFFERING GUIDED NIGHT HIKES – Saguaro National Park west is offering guided family hikes to explore the park after dark. The guided hikes start before sunset outside the Education Center in the Tucson Mountain District. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is rocky with loose gravel, and uneven footing. The round trip distance is approximately 1.5 miles. Space is limited and reservations are required in advanced. To reserve a spot, call (520) 733-8618. From KOLD/KMSB.