Party honoring Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich

Hosted by Southern  Arizona Aids Foundation

“Join us to honor Concilmember Karin Uhlich as she retires from the Tucson City Council. Vice Mayor Regina Romero & Friends invite you to celebrate Karin’s service to our community. We’ll have lots of food, family & friends. All we need is YOU!

Karin has been a longtime supporter of the Eon drop-in lounge, a safe space for LGBTQ & allied youth. She knows youth need a place to access programming & services. That’s why she’s co-chair of the capital campaign to open the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th, which will house not only Eon, but other youth-centered programming.

In lieu of gifts, Karin asks you to consider a gift to the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th. ”

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One response to “Party honoring Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich

  1. MC Adam Ragan of SAAF introduced Councilwoman Regina Romero, who gave a recap of Karin’s 12 years on the Council, surviving the 2008 recession, helping with Tucson’s water supply, wildlife corridors, job growth, opposing SB 1070, beautifying Miracle Mile, etc. Mayor Rothschild said to Karin”We will miss you”, that she is “intelligent, strategic, knowledgeable”. Ruben Reyes, District Director for CD 3 Congressman Grijalva said that she was the “quintessential public office holder, the lightning rod on issues that others shied away form”. Then Karin spoke thanking everyone for givng her the opportunity to “fall in love with this community”, being “blessed” for the privilege of serving 12 years, that we need to continue the “mission, purpose and passion that doesn’t change”. Karin was the first openly gay politician in Tucson. Also attending tonight: former Mayor Bob Walkup, former Supervisor Dan Eckstrom, City Mgr. Michael Ortega, Ward 3 candidate Paul Durham, Pima County Superintendent Dustin Williams, LD 9 Rep. Pam Powers Hannley, former House Reps. Matt Kopec, Demion Clinco, candidates Betty Villegas and Andres Cano (LD 3). Support for the Thornhill-Lopez Center on 4th Avenue was requested, to open in December 2017.

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