Council Member Regina Romero
Ward 1 - Westside/Southside/Downtown
Since 2007, Regina Romero has proudly served Tucson residents on the City Council, representing Ward 1 – Downtown, Westside, Tucson Mountains, Northwest and Southside neighborhoods. She brings more than fifteen years of experience in progressive public policy, job training and neighborhood reinvestment to the Council.
In her short time on the Council, Romero championed successful efforts to bring new jobs and economic development to Tucson, while working to improve the climate for existing small businesses. She jump-started the Small Business Commission and improved the Small Business Enterprise program, a plan that enhances opportunities for local vendors to do business with the City of Tucson. She worked to make it easier to do business in the City, by making important changes to the land use code to promote smart growth, and updated certificate of occupancy rules to make it easier to re-use older buildings. She is a consistent promoter of Green-building, which creates healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction and renovation.
Regina's election was historic when she became the first Latina elected to the City Council in 2007, and the first woman to represent ward 1. She grew up in Somerton, AZ and attended the University of Arizona for a BA in Communication. She has two children with her husband, Ruben Reyes.
Regina Romero's Vision for Tucson's future:
- Make Tucson's economy our No. 1 priority, by strengthening economic development partnerships with the University, Raytheon and the federal government to make sure science, research and higher education is a top priority – to retain young talent in our city;
- Make Tucson a more vibrant, beautiful city known for its culture, arts, natural environment AND high-wage jobs;
- Continue our investment in public safety, transportation and parks. Improvements to parks, streets, and after-school programs like KIDCO are important for our quality of life as well as for economic development;
- Continue to improve city policies to help local, small businesses - the backbone of Tucson’s economy.
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