TRRG meeting withTucson City Manager Michael Ortega

    January 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Ward 6 Council Office
    3202 E 1st St
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega
    Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega

    TRRG Special Event “A Conversation with Michael Ortega” Saturday, January 9, 2016, 1:00-3:00 in the Ward 6 Community Room, 3202 E. First Street.


    “Michael Ortega began serving as Tucson City Manager at the start of the new fiscal year, July 1. He replaces Martha Durkin, who had been serving in the interim since last July. After an extensive national search, Mayor and Council hired Ortega in March.

    The comprehensive interview process included candidate participation in a community forum and interviews with Mayor and Council, a citizens advisory committee, City staff, and labor union representatives.

    Ortega is a former Cochise County Administrator and Douglas City Manager. He’s also held numerous other positions in state and local government.”

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).

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