Town seeks applicants for volunteer commissions"ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Sept. 27, 2022) – The Town of Oro Valley is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on a board, commission or committee. Oro Valley boards and commissions provide an opportunity for residents to be active in Town government.
To serve on any board, commission or committee, members must be residents of Oro Valley, be able to attend the designated meetings and complete the Town’s Community Academy within their term. Those interested in applying can visit the application process on our website."
The following are fourteen openings:
- Budget and Finance Commission (3)
- Historic Preservation Commission (1)
- Parks and Recreation Commission (3)
- Planning and Zoning Commission (2)
- Stormwater Utility Commission (1)
- Water Utility Commission (3)
- Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee Representative (1)
(Source: Town of Oro Valley Press Release)
Oro Valley Police Sergeant Sanchez cited for leaving the scene
"ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Sept. 28, 2022) - Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) Sergeant Jose Sanchez was cited by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) for leaving the scene of a collision stemming from an off-duty incident on September 6, 2022. In order to avoid interfering with the investigation, OVPD was not able to advise the community until the criminal investigation by the PCSD was complete.
Inquiries regarding the details of the criminal investigation should be forwarded to the PCSD. In addition, there is an ongoing administrative investigation to determine whether any policy violations occurred. OVPD would like to thank PCSD for their professionalism throughout the investigation.
Chief Kara Riley stated “OVPD is committed to complete transparency and is now able to advise the community of this incident. The trust of our community is vitally important to us, and we will always strive to maintain that trust.” (Source: Oro Valley Police Department Press Release)
Oro Valley Town Council to retain a search firm to identify the next Town Manager
The Oro Valley Town Council met in special session Wednesday to agree upon a process for finding a new Town Manager. This became necessary when former Town Manager Mary Jacobs resigned last Friday. The town will select among three firms using the "cooperative contract process". The cost of the search is yet to be determined. The search will be nationwide. Chris Cornelison is is now the interim town manager. The Town Council will be integrally involved in the process.
In a press release this morning, the Mayor provided the following comment: "“We are grateful for the many years of leadership that Ms. Jacobs provided, and we wish her well in her future endeavors,” said Mayor Joe Winfield. “My fellow councilmembers and I have directed Town staff to work with a recruiting firm to conduct a nationwide search for our next Town Manager. We are committed to casting a wide net to ensure we find a quality candidate to carry on the great work of the Town in the years ahead.”
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