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Oro Valley


Newsletter May/June 2018

OV is named Community Partner of the Year by Tucson Electric Power On March 27, 2018, Tucson Electric Power (TEP) presented its fifth annual TEP BrightEE Awards to 12 organizations that educate, inform and inspire the community about sustainability and energy efficiency. Among this year’s recipients was the Town of Oro Valley, receiving the award for Community Partner of the Year. According to the TEP press release, “the Town of Oro Valley was honored for its energy efficiency improvements and for taking steps to make its community more sustainable. The town upgraded inefficient lighting with LED bulbs, saving both energy and money.

ORO VALLEY MAYOR & COUNCIL Dr. Satish I. Hiremath, Mayor Lou Waters, Vice Mayor Joe Hornat, Councilmember Rhonda Piña, Councilmember Bill Rodman, Councilmember Mary Snider, Councilmember Steve Solomon, Councilmember For Mayor and Councilmembers, call: (520) 229-4700 Town Manager Mary Jacobs (520) 229-4725 Photo banner captions: Veterans and First Responders 5K, Parks & Recreation program guide, Oro Valley July 4th Celebration & Fireworks, Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride Copyright 2018 by the Town of Oro Valley. All rights reserved.

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It also began harvesting rainwater and deployed a ‘Green Team’ to work toward integrating sustainable thinking and goals in its management and operations.”

Town prepares its FY 18-19 budget

The Summer Program Guide is here!

Town staff has been hard at work preparing the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19, which begins July 1, 2018. As part of that process, the Town once again hosted an online budget questionnaire in early February, giving residents an opportunity to indicate their budget priorities for the Town. Residents still have two more opportunities to weigh in on the budget at Public Hearings scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, June 6. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers at 11000 N. La Cañada Drive. To learn more about the budget, visit the budget information page at

The Summer 2018 Program Guide is here, including all the details on summer camps, special events and recreational classes for all ages! Pick up a hard copy at the Oro Valley Community Center or Town Hall, or view online at

Mark your calendars for the Oro Valley July 4th Celebration & Fireworks at Naranja Park! 5-9:30 p.m., fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Live entertainment, more than 15 food trucks, free kids activities, including jumping castles and crafts. Visit for details on new and improved traffic, shuttle and parking plans! Questions? Call 520-229-5050.

Oro Valley


Newsletter | May/June 2018

Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride payment changes The Town of Oro Valley has transitioned to an accountbased payment system. White, yellow and blue vouchers are no longer being distributed for Dial-A-Ride trips. Please contact us to add funds to your account and start riding now! You can also transfer your white vouchers to your account by contacting us. More information can be found on all of our shuttles, or you can reach us at 229-4990 or

SHOP OV: Business Updates Remember that shopping locally is a reinvestment in our community, helping to fund the programs and services for outstanding quality of life. Congratulations to the following Oro Valley businesses that recently received their certificates of occupancy! • • • • •

Dogtopia: Oracle Crossings (7621 N. Oracle Road/Sprouts) Haslett & Associates Insurance, Inc.: Plaza de Vida (8375 N. Oracle Road) Community Options, Inc.: Plaza de Vida (8375 N. Oracle Road) Capitol Indemnity: Ridgeview Plaza (180 W. Magee Road) Oro Valley Senior Community Center: Rooney Ranch (10515 N. Oracle Road)

Upcoming Events OV Kids Concert Series: Global Groovin’ Saturday, May 3 @ 10 a.m. Oro Valley Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Dr.

Summer Kick Off

Summer Kick Off: Cool Down & Sign Up! Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. DAYAquatic Center James D. Kriegh REGISTRATION Park & Oro Valley FOR ALL PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS AND CAMPS 23 W. Calle Concordia Registration day for all Parks & Rec summer programs a.m. - 2and p.m. and camps,May plus 12, FREE10 admission activities at the D. Kriegh Park and Oro Valley Aquatic Center AquaticJames Center! 23 W. Calle Concordia


Veterans and First Responders 5K Saturday, May 19, 7 – 9 a.m. Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Drive Cost is $50. Register at:

National Trails Day – Nighttime Hike Saturday, June 2, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a free, guided 3.9-mile out-and-back hike up Pima Canyon. Location: Iris O. Dewhirst Trailhead, at the end of Magee Road

FREE ADMISSION AND ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING: Swim and pool activities with prizes, field games with prizes, BBQ and slip & slide

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Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon Upcoming: May 12 & June 9 10901 N. Oracle Road Enjoy kids crafts and the Heirloom Farmers Market. Community Center Concert Series: Rene Taylor Thursday, May 17 @ 6 p.m. Oro Valley Community Center, 10555 N. La Cañada Dr.

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Digital Child ID Third Tuesday of each month, 2-5 p.m. Upcoming: May 15 & June 19 OVPD will provide free, digital child identification “Bio-Docs” for Oro Valley residents. Reservations required; space is limited. Call 520-229-4964. Drive-In Movies on the Driving Range Third Saturday of the month, May – Aug. FREE! Movies begin at sunset. Oro Valley Community Center 10555 N. La Cañada Drive May 19: Coco & June 16: Despicable Me 3

Teen Dive-In Movies at the Aquatic Center Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. FREE, for Oro Valley teens, ages 13-19

Dispose-A-Med Saturday, June 30, 9 a.m. to noon Walmart Neighborhood Market 7951 N. Oracle Rd.

Misti Nowak, Communications Administrator | (520) 229-4712 | Pia Salonga, Marketing & Communications Specialist | (520) 229-4731 |

Oro Valley Vista Newsletter May/June 2018  

A publication for Oro Valley residents

Oro Valley Vista Newsletter May/June 2018  

A publication for Oro Valley residents