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One of our Marana spring traditions is the State of the Town luncheon. It’s an event I look forward to every year because it gives me an opportunity to share a positive message about where our community is headed and a chance to thank some of the many people who make Marana great.
No one enjoys seeing road construction signs in places they like to go, but the reality is improving streets is an important component of ensuring an enjoyable community where people can live and shop.
Fans in 224 countries are getting a great glimpse of Marana when the Accenture Match Play Championship returns Feb. 17-23. The Golf Club at Dove Mountain is again the site of an international competition that is putting our community on the world stage for the eighth consecutive year.
Arizona is more than a great place to live. It’s also a prime tourist destination, one that weathered the depths of the recession to again become an area where visitors choose to spend time and money.
A healthy dose of good news never hurt anybody, especially when the subject is economic development.
There are countless reasons why we should be thankful to live in Southern Arizona. Near the top of my list are the abundant, beautiful and accessible hiking trails in Marana’s Tortolita Mountains.
Since the tragic events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania 12 years ago, Americans have shown an even greater respect for the men and women in public safety. Their heroic actions are an inspiration to all of us who are fortunate to live in this great country.
Almost 20 years ago, members of our Town Council and staff took inventory of the community and identified something Marana lacked. There were plenty of activities for kids and young families, but few ways for seniors to get together and socialize or to hear topical lectures.
During a time when local governments are watching their budgets more closely than ever, it’s essential to have strong community partners. We are fortunate to have just that in Marana and those working relationships make exciting things possible.
The school year is ending and the coolest place to spend the hot summer months is the Marana Pool. When the thermometer hits 100 degrees, people want to hit the water.
Last month, Marana voters received a ballot in the mail with just one question on it. But it’s a question that has a huge impact on how our local government serves residents and business owners over the next four years.
One of the rites of spring in Marana is our State of the Town luncheon. It’s an event I look forward to each year because it gives me an opportunity to share a positive message with the community about where our Town is headed.
Everyone loves a good community event complete with arts and crafts, entertainment and activities for people of all ages. The first Marana Main Street Festival April 5-7 promises to deliver all that and more.
When the PGA Tour comes to your community, you get more than just a week of exciting golf. The positive impacts of hosting a pro golf event last throughout the year.
It’s only a month away. Do you have your tickets?
Town council and staff are proud to say that Marana has been one of the region’s success stories over the past few years.
For the past 25 years, businesses throughout the region have had a reliable ally in the Marana Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber serves as the voice of business and assists in the development of economic growth and quality of life in our community.
Marana Healthcare has been an important part of our community since 1957. What started as a single location providing medical care for migrant farm workers has become a region-wide system with 15 facilities that offer a wide array of services, including family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, physical therapy, dental, radiology, pharmacy, behavioral health, and quick care.
The recent recession was tough on everyone. It shook our nation to its core. Here in Marana, we used the slowdown as an opportunity to plan for better days ahead.
The holidays are here, the New Year is coming and those of us who serve the Town of Marana are in the mood to celebrate.
One of Marana’s strongest assets as a community is that we have created a culture of strategic planning. While we always make sure the services we provide — police, water, parks and roads, for example — are top-notch, we also take time to dream about the town’s future and how we will grow to become a community known for its extraordinary long-term vision.
On this somber anniversary, Americans should take a little time to reflect on the people who make our country great.
Our state’s wildfire season has been painful for many communities. Areas across Arizona are suffering through intense blazes that are burning hundreds of thousands of acres, displacing families and businesses in their wake.
Marana residents have received their mail-in ballots, and the polls will be open May 17. While our town council elections were decided in March, there are still a couple of important matters to decide in this month’s General Election: Marana’s 2010 General Plan update and Trico Electric Cooperative’s franchise agreement with the town.
Marana has a proven track record of success.
Southern Arizona has many things working in its favor: a desirable climate, breathtaking natural beauty, a world-class university and a highly skilled workforce. But without true regionalism in which every city and town is allowed to set its own course for success to the benefit of all who live here, Pima County will fall short of its limitless potential.
Marana is a town founded on self-determination. The farmers and ranchers who organized incorporation efforts in the 1970s did so because they didn’t believe outside interests should determine the future of their community. Although they may not have called it such, those early Marana residents were fulfilling the concept of home rule.
Spring training baseball is a hit in Pima County, both economically and socially.