Nancy Kluge on the Reid Park Zoo voter initiative to raise City sales tax by 1/10 of one percent — stay tuned for more details. She is the President of the Tucson Zoological Society.
“Our speaker this week, Nancy Kluge leads Reid Park Zoological Society, where she has served since 2009. As President, Nancy guides Reid Park Zoological Society in their mission to support, advocate for and enhance the value of the City-owned Reid Park Zoo for the community. Her background as a CPA and CFO has helped build a strong financial base to support the Zoo, raising critical funds for the new elephant habitat opened in 2013 and the new Animal Health Center, currently… under construction.
She is past chair for NACHO’s (Nature, Arts, Culture and Heritage Organizations), serves on the board for Visit Tucson, is on the Audit and Ethics committee for United Way, and serves as a co-chair for Future of Your Zoo, a citizen’s initiative for a ballot measure to support Reid Park Zoo. She also enjoys teaching middle school Sunday School at her church.
She was honored as a ’60 for 60’ STEM Community Leader by the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair in 2015, was given an honorary membership in Beta Gamma Sigma by the Eller College at the University of Arizona in 2016, and was honored with a Community Service Award by the League of United Latin American Citizens in 2016.
Nancy graduated from Eller College at the University of Arizona majoring in Accounting and MIS. She loves Reid Park Zoo, where she has been coming since her mom was a docent in the late 1970’s as well as many of Tucson’s attractions and museums and has passed on that love to her two daughters who are also Arizona Alumni.”
More info: Future of Your Zoo: https://www.futureofyourzoo.com/. “This is a citizen’s initiative to repair and replace aging infrastructure in Reid Park Zoo and bring new animals and naturalistic habitats to the Zoo. The initiative would also provide critical funding for animal care and operational needs at Reid Park Zoo. The funding for the Zoo will come from raising the City sales tax by one-tenth of one percent for ten years.”