Tucson is winner in 2019 Wyland Foundation’s National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

“Residents across the U.S. make over 740,000 pledges to cut water use by
3 billion gallons as part of 8th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, Presented by Toyota
Congratulations Winning Cities!
  • Rexburg, Idaho (Population Category 5,000-29,999)
  • Palm Coast, Florida  (Population Category 30,000-99,999)
  • Athens, Georgia (Population Category 100,000-299,999)
  • Tucson, Arizona (Population Category 300,000-599,999)
  • Columbus, Ohio (Population Category 600,000 and over)
A special thanks to everyone who took the Challenge to make their communities more water wise. Even if your city didn’t win this year, we all benefit from your commitment to sustainable cities.
Residents who took part in the Challenge from the winning cities will be entered to win hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including all Utilities paid for a year!

Plus, Charities and Schools Benefit Too!

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE
The Wyland Foundation and Toyota, the national presenting partner for the 8th annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, will award a 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE to a deserving charity in one of the winning cities this summer. A special thanks residents who nominated thousands of charities for this award. Stay tuned for updates.
Water Fixture Makeover 
One lucky school among the winning cities will also receive a water fixture makeover from Ecosystems LLC.”


Carolyn’s note: Woohoo– 3 billion gallons of water saved. Tucson has won in 2013, 2018 and now again in 2019. I entered my pledge almost every day, so hopefully I won something…stay tuned to these announcements via email or website below:


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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. Woohoo, got an email notification that I have won a prize in this water challenge, being as Tucson won 1st place in the City size category of 300,000-599,999. Not sure what I won, but I did enter almost daily. Congrats to the other Tucson winners. Prizes to be shipped out by end of June.

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