Friday, November 11, 2022

Bits and Pieces

Council retains executive search firm to find new town manager
Ralph Anderson & ‘Associates (RAA) has been selected to manage the search for the next Town Manager of Oro Valley. Ms. Heather Renschler,  President/CEO and will be the principal consultant for the search. (Source: Town of Oro Valley Council Special Session, 11-10-22) 

Ms. Renschler presented an overview of the proposed process for the Town Manager search at last nights Town Council Special session. The process will include individual discussions with each council member and community outreach.

Aquatic Center to close in December/January
The Oro Valley Aquatic Center will be closed beginning December 5 through the end of January 2023, for improvements to the pump room circulation and filtration, along with general maintenance and cleaning...During the closure, all 6- and 12-month memberships paid in full will be extended for two months.” (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)

Sad situation: Celebrated retired 23-year Oro Valley police officer arrested in sex predators sting
Former Oro Valley police officer, Daniel Horetski was arrested this July 15 by Huron county Michigan police in a sex sting operation. According to a report, Horetski  engaged in online conversations with undercover police officers running a site for underage prostitution and went to a location to meet with one.(source). 

Horetski is charged with child sexual abusive activity, accosting a minor for immoral purposes, and using a computer to commit a crime. He faces up to 20 years in jail.  He was recently released on bail.

This is truly a sad situation. 

Horetski worked for the Department for 23 years. He retired on July 11, 2019 and was celebrated for his service (panel right). He served as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at CDO for several years. There is a Facebook page celebrating his retirement.

Oro Valley Police Department Sergeant resigns amid investigation   
Sgt. Jose Sanchez resigned from the Department last week. The Department was investigating an allegation regarding an event that happened in September.  “On Sept. 6, Pima County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the scene of a hit-and-run collision involving a gray Honda Civic and a black pickup truck in the parking lot of Trident IV, in the 2900 block of West Ina Road at North Shannon Road” (Source)

Friends of Pusch Ridge Golf implementing two years marketing plan
Friends of Pusch View have developed and are implementing a two year marketing plan. "The plan includes connecting with local hotels and apartment complexes to encourage hotel guest play; providing training and material to their team members; social media outreach; helping encourage kids’ play and much more!" (Source: Friends of Pusch Ridge Golf email)

Cornelison receives "40 and Under 40" Award
“ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Nov. 8, 2022) – The Town of Oro Valley is pleased to announce that Interim Town Manager, Chris Cornelison, has recently been named one of the “40 Under 40” award recipients for 2022. Presented by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star, the “40 under 40” award recognizes and celebrates young professionals for their leadership and community involvement. Cornelison will be recognized during the “40 under 40” Award breakfast on Tuesday, December 6. Cornelison has served the Town of Oro Valley for the past 10 years, with the past six in the capacity of Assistant/Deputy Town Manager. During the November 2, Town Council Meeting, he was appointed Interim Town Manager.” (Source: Town of Oro Valley Media Release)