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  • Supervisor Carroll exchanges jobs with Rocky Point Mayor

    Jan 22, 2016 | Read More News
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    kiko munro In an effort to build cross-border goodwill and promote economic development and tourism, District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll participated in a job exchange with Puerto Peñasco Mayor Ernesto “Kiko” Munro Jan. 25-26.

    “I want the people on both sides of the border to see that we have nothing to fear from each other, that we have a lot in common and that what’s good about our two communities should be celebrated and experienced,” Carroll said. 

    Before the exchange, Carroll said he was "excited to spend two days in Rocky Point learning what their challenges and successes are, about their business development and how we in Pima County can help their community grow and prosper. And I want them to know all that we have to offer them including cross border trade and especially tourism.”

    Mayor Munro spent two whirlwind days in Tucson, visiting with business, cultural, government and religious officials discussing a host of issues important to Puerto Peñasco and northern Sonora. 

    "We're focused on exchanging ideas, making some proposals and strengthening relations," he said, "because we're interested in issues such as water treatment, economic development, and, of course, tourism."

    Supervisor Carroll said he hopes the job swap marks the beginning of these types of exchanges, adding that the more that government and community leaders on both sides of the border communicate and cooperate, the better they’ll understand each other and make each community stronger.

    While in Tucson, Mayor Munro met with Customs and Border Patrol officials, Diocese of Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas and business leaders. He also toured the Port of Tucson, Pima County Wastewater, Kino Sports Complex, and the University of Arizona's Tech Park. 

    In Rocky Point, Supervisor Carroll met with city officials and business leaders, and toured the municipal water plant, the Pinacate Reservoir, community centers and University Tech of Puerto Peñasco. 

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