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  • Congrats to all the Women in Government honorees

    The Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission honored 34 women employed by Pima County and the City of Tucson at the September 21 Women in Government luncheon at the Tucson Convention Center.
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    Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and Tucson City Manager Mike Ortega were the speakers at the event. 

    County winners, by category: Kate Lawson, Pima County Attorney’s Office, Leadership Award; Nicole Fyffe, County Administrators’s Office, Unsung Heroine Award; Lauren Ortega, Health Department, Rising Star Award; and Kristen Auerbach, Carla Blackwell, Cathy Bohland, Michelle Campagne, Julie Castañeda, Nancy Cole, Lauren Eib, Marcy Flanagan, Diane Frisch, Mary Jo Furphy, Lisa Josker, Regina Kelly, Margaret Kish, Amber Mathewson, Linda Mayro, Ellen Moulton, Ursula Nelson, Reenie Ochoa, Ana Olivares, Suzanne Shields, Ellen Wheeler, Department Directors, Synergy Award.

    City winners and the categories in which they won were: Veronica Kearney, Leadership Award; Maria Sereno, Unsung Heroine Award; Ashley Covarrubias, Information Technology, Rising Star Award; and Linda Barraza, Miroslava Martinez, Regina Noperi, Sheryl Miller-Norton, Miriam Perez, Karla Sainz, Pamela Stewart, Synergy Award.

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    Pima County

    Deborah Bernini, Sandra Castillo, Michele Figueroa, Tiffany Foster, Mary Jo Furphy, Rene James, Kate Lawson, Cecilia Ochoa, Monica Perez, Loida Villegas, Gayl Zambo.

    City of Tucson
    Karla  Borbon, Terri  Bunting, Nikki  Chayet, Molly  Collins, Elizabeth  Conroy, Nina  Criss, Dorothy  Dolan, Tere  Filkin, Joyce  Garland, Kathryn King-Gerber, Laura  Jestings, Veronica Kearney, Dee  Korich, Elizabeth Leibold, Sherry  Martin, Deborah Merritt, Wendy  Million, Kristina Morgan, Leanne  Nieukirk, Lauren Pettey, Robin  Raine, Guadalupe  Robles, Elva  Scott, Jane  Slama, Margaret  Snyder, Ericka  Stropka, Diahn  Swartz, Elizabeth Tidwell, Jennifer  Toothaker, Adriana  Tovar, Mariza Trujillo

    2016 UNSUNG HEROINE NOMINEES


    Pima County
    Lois Burlingham, Jessie Byrd, Amanda Colon-Sisco, Linda Coon, Loren Cruz, Diana Durazo, Kristina Dymek, Nicole Fyffe, Oleta Garcia, Kelly Johnson, Lisa Josker, Susan Kennedy, Mary Kinkade, Shelley Kroska, Elizabeth Lawrence, Jennifer Lynch, Erica Marinone-Knight, Debbie McNeil, Sylvia Molina, Dana Morales, Mary Ann Riesgo, Deseret Romero, Anna Sanchez, Tami Sanchez, Susan Shettleroe, Michelle Varner, Sharon Zaher

    City of Tucson
    Samantha Blake, Sharon Brown, Josephine Cervantes, Nikki Chayet, Lisa Cortese, Pamela Drake, Sarah Durand, Lori Ehman, Blanca Espino, Mary Leonardi-Kuchar, Darla Lovett, Martina Macias, Rachel Marquez, Laura Mawhinney, Lauren Pettey, Lori Pluchinsky, Billie Powers, Karen Rahn, Krystal Robles, Teresa Romero, Maria Sereno, Anna Steiner, Diahn Swartz, Karen Tenace, Linda Valencia, Rebecca Waid, Russlyn Wells

    2016 RISING STAR NOMINEES
    Pima County
    Amy Belk, Jenelle Chraft, Chloe Jackson, Marianna Kuglmeier, Roseanne Nguyen, Lauren Ortega, Megan Page, Tenecia Phillips, Molly Renner, Crystal Rose Cillitto

    City of Tucson
    Emely Aguiño, Natalie Becker, Ann Chanecka, Ashley Covarrubias, Alicia Forrester, Jane Patel, Lauren Pettey, Beth Hossman-Scully, Erin Winans

    2016 SYNERGY NOMINEES


    Pima County
    Clerk of the Board Staff 
    Alina Barcenas, Katrina Martinez, Ricci Romero, Bernadette Russell, Melissa Whitney

    Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (Data Management)

    Belinda Gamboa-Felix, Melaine Halash, Jenette Lee, Manisha Patel

    Office of Children’s Council 
    Alexa Arriola, Dannette Deister-Schultz, Eden Jimenez, Angelica Lopez, Veronica Lopez, Lucia Quintana, Christina Rhodes, Ann Rice

    Department Directors 
    Kristen Auerbach, Carla Blackwell, Cathy Bohland, Michelle Campagne, Julie Castañeda, Nancy Cole, Lauren Eib, Marcy Flanagan, Diane Frisch, Mary Jo Furphy, Lisa Josker, Regina Kelly, Margaret Kish, Amber Mathewson, Linda Mayro, Ellen Moulton, Ursula Nelson, Reenie Ochoa, Ana Olivares, Suzanne Shields, Ellen Wheeler  Ownership and Mapping (Assessor’s Office) 
    Maria Acedo, Julieann Arechederra, Kemberly Carpenter-Krsak, Jennifer Coult, Susan Frits, Suzanne Gilpin, Ada Griffin, Gerry Huff, Melissa Kaufmann, Sandy Kimmelman, Rianna Larsen, Diana Liosatos, Jennifer Nelson, Justina Olivares, Cristina Ramirez, Debbie Teno, Janice Wagner

    RWRD (Bio-Science)
    Mary Allen, Molly Renner

    City of Tucson
    Human Resources (Benefits) 
    Raquel Downs, Anita Hart, Ashley Hendrix, Valerie Sparks, Alma Villa

    Public Defender’s Office 
    Linda Barraza, Miroslava Martinez, Regina Noperi, Sheryl Miller-Norton, Miriam Perez, Karla Sainz, Pamela Stewart

    TDOT (Transportation)
    Jozett Keena, Teresa Romero, Christina Runyan, Helen Wheeler

    Water (Pollinator Garden)
    Molly Collins, Irene Ogata, Maya Teyechea

    TPD Crime Lab Forensic Unit
    Gayle Warren, Karen Wilken

    TPD Crime Lab DNA Unit 
    Christina Aronson, Carole Canez

    TDOT (Permits) 
    Blanca Espino, Lucy Inzunza, Isabel Medina

    TDOT (Human Resources) 
    Malena Carreon, Tina Cervantes, Lisa Cuestas, Diane Sotelo, Sandra Zurbrick

    Parks (Prop 407 Team) 
    Ann Chanecka, Jessica Fraver, Shellie Ginn, Iliana Gonzales, Krista Hansen, Amber Kerwin, Lane Mandle, Glenna Overstreet, Jennifer Psillas

    Water (Account Relations) 
    Joy Hammitt, Gina Lopez, rancie Placencia, Agripina Provencio, Aileen Yslas

    The Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission was established in 1976 to assist women to achieve equality of opportunity and to take positive action to expose, eliminate, and prevent the practice of discrimination against women. To learn more, see the Women's Commission website
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