UPDATE from DGT: “Our speaker for tomorrow (today), Nancy Young Wright, is unfortunately feeling under the weather. Kim Khoury, the Chair of the PCDP Advocacy Committee will be speaking with us. We will reschedule Nancy at a future date.”
Nancy Young Wright served in the Arizona State House in 2008 to 2011 in LD 26. She ran unsuccessfully for Pima County Supervisor District 1 in 2012. Nancy is an active volunteer at the Pima Animal Care Center and will speak on animal welfare issues and opportunities. She also served from 1997 to 2007 on the Amphi School Board.
“Our speaker this Monday Nancy Young Wright represented Tucson’s northwest side in the Arizona State Legislature for two terms, where she served on the Water and Energy, Education, and Health Committees. She started a Water Caucus and an Animal Welfare Caucus to promote bi-partisan awareness and cooperation. She also served as board member of Amphitheater Public Schools from 1997-2006. She worked with youth and elders in the Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham communities in the literary arts.
Nancy was a member of the Pima County Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan Steering Committee and the Buffers citizen conservation group; Chair of the first Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, championing the need for youth facilities, bike lanes, hiking trails, and natural areas; and an advocate for Honey Bee Canyon on Tucson’s northwest side.
Currently, she serves on the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Arizona Council; the Audubon Society Board of Directors; the Animal Cruelty Task Force; the Owl and Panther Expressive Arts for Refugees; and volunteers at the Pima Animal Care Center with adoptions, outreach, and dog walking.”