Time to take National Mayor’s Water Pledge in month of April


Did you know that in 2013 Tucson ranked #1 (and won) in the National Mayor’s Challenge  for Water Conservation?  Someone named Ivan M. in Tucson received the grand prize of a 2013 Toyota Prius car.  Others won lots of great prizes.  There are 5 city categories based on population, and Tucson won in the 300,000 to 599,999 category. Last year we placed #2.

Tucson has been 1st, 2nd, and 2nd in the previous years of the National Mayor’s Challenge. 

So, all you have to do is pledge to conserve water in the month of April and see where we end up in 2016.  Here’s the website for the Wyland Foundation water pledge:


There’s a link on the top for “City Standings” so you can see how Tucson, Arizona is doing. We are currently again in 2nd place, behind Aurora, Colorado.  One year we lost out to Corpus Christi, Texas.  Tell your family & friends to pledge too.

  • If your city wins and you choose to enter the prize drawing, you are eligible to win one of the following prizes:
  • Grand Prize: All-new 2016 Toyota Prius
  • $1000 Shopping Spree at a Home Improvement Store
  • 50 Greening Your Cleaning Gift Baskets from Earth Friendly Products (ECOS)
  • 50 Toro® XTRA SMART™ ECŸXTRA™ Landscape Timer & Wireless Weather Sensor
  • 50 Cree 6-Pack Dimmable (84% less energy) LED Light Bulbs
  • 50 Avex Brazos Autoseal® Water Bottle (Set of 2)
  • 25 EcoFlow® Showerheads from Waterpik
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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Tucsonans — are you pledging every day? City of Tucson still in 2nd place and we got a reminder email from Mayor Rothschild’s office to please pledge before April 30. From the Mayor’s mouth:

    “This friendly competition between cities is a good reminder of all the ways we as individuals can save water – and energy,” said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “Tucsonans understand the value of conservation. I encourage residents to take the pledge on behalf of Tucson – it just takes a minute.”

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