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  • Supervisor Adelita Grijalva, Vice Chair - District 5

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    Neighborhood PictureDistrict 5 is Pima County's Most Urban District

    District Five is the most urban of the five Pima County Supervisor districts as most of the district’s residents are within the City of Tucson. It encompasses 111.3 square miles, covering the west side south of Ironwood Hills/Grant Road, including Tucson Mountain Park, and extending south to Hermans Road to include the Pascua Yaqui Reservation. It includes midtown between Grant Road and Broadway to Wilmot Road. The eastern boundary south of Broadway is South 12th Avenue past Ajo Way to jog over to South Park Avenue and Nogales Highway.

     

    District Five includes four college campuses – the University of Arizona and Pima Community College’s West, Desert Vista, and Downtown campuses.

     

    Within District Five are two hospitals – St. Mary’s Hospital and Banner University Medical Center North. Abutting the district are Tucson Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

     

    District Five is home to seven of the Pima County System’s 27 libraries– Joel D. Valdez Main, Richard Elías Mission, Frank de la Cruz El Pueblo, Valencia, El Rio, Martha Cooper and Southwest.

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    District Five Demographics:

    • 2020 estimated population – 204,808

    • 2020 population aged 18+ -- 161,360 (78.8%)

    • Indigenous/Native American – 5.6%

    • Black/African American – 3.8%

    • Asian American – 2.1%

    • Pacific Islander – 0.2%

    • Hispanic/Latino – 57%

    • Non Hispanic White – 31.2%

    • Total Minority – 68.8%

    • 2020 Median Household Income -- $41,612

    • 2020 Average (Mean) Household Income – $58,556

    • 2020 Per Capita Income -- $21,968

    About Supervisor Adelita S. Grijalva

    Supervisor Grijalva As a native Tucsonan, educated through TUSD schools and the University of Arizona, Adelita Grijalva is committed to improving the quality of life in Pima County.  Mrs. Grijalva was recently elected to the Pima County Board of Supervisors in District 5, the first Latina elected to the position, and is serving as Vice-Chair.   Adelita is currently a member of the TUSD School Board and is serving her 5th term.    Adelita has worked with youth and their families for the last twenty-seven years and has the experience and dedication to fight for the right for each child to achieve academic excellence and the opportunity to succeed.  Adelita served as the Director of Pima County Teen Court, a Juvenile Court diversion program, for over 25 years before beginning her service as a Pima County Supervisor.  Ms. Grijalva has made a strong commitment to work together to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Adelita has also made it clear that safety, affordable housing and strong job creation are central to those recovery efforts.  Mrs. Grijalva has committed to creating a community coalition to rebuild a vibrant Pima County.  Adelita is proud that organizations that value diversity, inclusion, education and equity for all have supported her throughout her career.

    Adelita lives in Tucson with her husband Sol and their three children, Adelina, Raúl and Joaquín.

    Meet the District 5 Team

    Keith BagwellKeith Bagwell joined District 5 in early 2002 after a 23-year career as an Arizona newspaper journalist and two years working on election campaigns, writing on a free-lance basis, and working with labor unions.

    He is co-chair of the National Writers Union Tucson Chapter, is on the Arizona AFL-CIO General Board, and has held leadership and advisory roles with state and local environmental organizations over the last two decades. He is a precinct committeeman for the Pima County Democratic Party.

    As a newspaperman, his assignments included 12 years as The Arizona Daily Star’s environmental reporter, five years covering the Arizona Legislature and state government in Phoenix for the Scottsdale Progress and United Press International, and stints covering city halls, courts, county governments, and on general assignment.

    Keith has degrees from the University of Arizona and in his spare time reads, plays bridge and is a baseball nut. He is married to Carolyn Trowbridge and has a step daughter and three granddaughters.


    Elvira DinElvira Suarez Din joins the District 5 team as Special Staff Assistant. Elvira is originally from El Centro California. Growing up in an underserved border community made it clear to Elvira that issues affecting her community and working class people often stemmed from representation that was disconnected from the people they served and inspired her to demystify public service and advocacy.

    Prior to joining District 5, Elvira worked on political campaigns helping to  register hundreds of voters in Southern Arizona, lobby elected officials, host listening sessions, and get out the vote efforts. She also served as the campaign manager for Congressman Raúl Grijalva and Supervisor Adelita Grijalva in 2020. Elvira holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of California, San Diego.

    In her free time, Elvira enjoys riding her bicycle, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.


    Samantha NevilleSamantha Neville joins the District 5 team as Special Staff Assistant. Samantha was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and has always felt strong ties to her hometown. For most of her grade school education, she attended public schools. She graduated from Tucson High and is a proud badger. She started volunteering with Pima County Teen Court as a high school sophomore, where she met Adelita Grijalva, and began learning about the issues our community faces.

    After graduation, Samantha studied at Harvard College and received a degree in English. She has returned to Tucson to pursue a career in public service. Samantha is excited to work with the D5 team and continue to expand her knowledge of the city and local government. She is inspired by community leaders such as Adelita and hopes to contribute to effecting true change and improving the quality of life of this special place we call home. Samantha is an avid reader, a friend, a daughter, and a life-long learner.


    Nicholas MCculloughNicholas McCullough joins the District 5 team as a Special Staff Assistant. Raised in Tucson, Nicholas attended The Gregory School for high school, during which time he had the privilege to meet and work with Supervisor Adelita Grijalva as first a volunteer Teen Attorney and then as an AmeriCorps member for Pima County Teen Court. His years of learning from Supervisor Grijalva taught him the importance of civic duty and the sense of fulfillment achieved from being committed to one’s community.

    Nicholas attended the University of Arizona, where he pursued an Accelerated Master’s Degree in Art History, culminating in his thesis that concentrated on an analysis of French royal portraiture. In joining District 5, he hopes to combine his love of art with his appreciation for the profound cultural impact that it can have upon communities— a particular fascination that was sparked by an art therapy curriculum he developed during his time with Teen Court.

    Nicholas uses his leisure time to read books about art and design, to watch favorite movies, to talk with friends, and to catch up on current events.

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    Supervisor Adelita Grijalva, Vice Chair

    Pima County, Arizona
    District 5

    33 N. Stone Ave., 11th Floor
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 724-8126
    Fax: (520) 884-1152
    E-Mail: District5@pima.gov


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