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  • Metropolitan Education Commission

    Notices, Agendas and other information 

    Disclosure Statement

    MISSION
    :  Pima County and the City of Tucson desire to jointly establish and empower a commission on education which would act to advise and make recommendations on all of the areas as they affect the educational welfare of the citizens of the City and County.

    AUTHORIZATION:  Resolution No. 1990-178, establishment of the Metropolitan Education Commission.  Board of Supervisors action on October 2, 1990;  Resolution No. 1993-166 amending Resolution No. 1990-178, increasing the membership to thirty-two members to include one member appointed by a community educational enrichment foundation organization;  Board of Supervisors action on September 7, 1993; Resolution No. 1994-10, amending Resolution No. 1993-166 which amended Resolution No. 1990-178, increasing the membership to thirty-four members to include two members appointed by the Youth Advisory Council; Board of Supervisors action on February 8, 1993; Resolution No. 2005-171, changing the membership appointment process of the Metropolitan Education Commission and amending Resolution No. 1990-178, to permit the Commission to select an organization which shall appoint a representative of the Native American Community; Board of Supervisors action on July 5, 2005;  Resolution No. 2006-26, changing the name of an entity having the authority to appoint two members from the Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc., to the Metropolitan Education Commission and amending Resolution No. 1990-178; Board of Supervisors action on February 7, 2006; Resolution No. 2021-77, increasing the membership to thirty-nine members to include three members designated by the Commission which shall be a representative of the LGBTQ+ Community, Community College Student Body, University Student Body, one member appointed by an organization designated by the commission shall be a representative of Pre-Kindergarten Early Education, one member nominated by the Joint-Technical Education District and authorizing the change of the two Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc. members to one member appointed by Sun Corridor, Inc., and one member appointed by an organization designated by the Commission which shall be a representative of Workforce Development and amending Resolution No. 1990-178. Commission Bylaws/Rules/Procedures

    MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:  The Commission shall consist of 39 members:

    5 appointed by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors - 1 parent; 1 member of the Board; 1 representative of the health care community; 1 affiliated with a social service agency serving children and youth; 1 member of the religious community representing social services and benefit programs at metro-area churches and synagogues.

    5 appointed by the Mayor and Council of the City of Tucson - 1 parent; 1 member of the Council; 1 affiliated in some regard with parks, recreation or housing; 1 affiliated in some regard with libraries, museums or the arts; 1 affiliated with a social service agency serving youth and children.

    3 appointed by the Arizona Education Association - 1 teacher from Grades K-6; 1 teacher from Grades 5-9; 1 teacher from Grades 9-12.

    1 appointed by the Arizona School Administrators Association shall be a building principal.

    1 appointed by the Greater Tucson School University Partnership shall be a superintendent.

    1 appointed by the Arizona School Boards Association shall be a school board member.

    1 appointed by the President of the University of Arizona shall be a representative of the University of Arizona.

    1 appointed by the President of Pima Community College shall be a representative of Pima Community College.

    1 appointed by a Community Educational Enrichment Foundation Organization.

    1 appointed by the Metropolitan Tucson Chamber of Commerce shall be a representative of the business community.

    1 appointed by Sun Corridor, Inc., shall be a representatives of commerce, business or industry.

    1 appointed by the Tucson Urban League.

    1 appointed by the Hispanic Community Forum.

    1 appointed by an organization designated by the Commission shall be a representative of the Native American Community.

    1 appointed by an organization designated by the Commission shall be a representative of the Asian American Community.

    1 appointed by an organization designated by the Commission shall be a representative of Workforce Development.

    1 appointed by an organization designated by the Commission shall be a representative of Pre-Kindergarten Early Education.

    3 designated by the Commission - 1 representative of the LGBTQ+ Community; 1 representative of a Community College Student Body; 1 representative of a University Student Body.

    1 nominated by the Joint-Technical Education District (JTED) as representative of JTED.

    4 appointed by the Commission - 1 representative of the disabled community from nominations received; 1 teacher or administrator from a regionally accredited private institution from nominations received; 2 at-large appointees shall be decided by the Commission.

    2 appointed by the Youth Advisory Council.

    2 members, the Pima County Superintendent of Schools and the Executive Director of the Commission, will serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Commission.

    Member Office Term Expiration
       Pima County (Chair Appointments)    
    1  VACANT (Paul Franklin Lovelis)
     Social Service Agencies Serving Children/Youth
      December 31, 2024
    2  James Wiltbank
     Religious Community
      December 31, 2024
    3  Matthew Schmidgall
     Healthcare Community            
      December 31, 2024
    4  Adelita Grijalva
     Public Sector (Non-School)
     Board of Supervisors Member
      December 31, 2024
    5  *Stephanie Dennison
     Public Sector (Non-School) Parent
    December 31, 2024
       City of Tucson (Mayor Appointments)    
    6  (VACANT) Regina Romero
     Public Sector (Non-School)
     City of Tucson Council Member
      March 7, 2018
    7  Camilano Solorio Juarez
     Public Sector (Non-School)
     Parks/Recreation/Housing

    October 19, 2024
    8  Kendra Davey
     Public Sector (Non-School)
     Libraries/Museums/Arts
    September 8, 2024
    9  Daniela Figueroa
     Public Sector (Non-School)
     Social Service Agencies Serving Children/Youth
      July 8, 2023
    10  Ricardo D. Hernandez
     Parent Representative
    Chair October 19, 2024
       Private Sector (Non-School)    
     11  Elayna Mack
     MEC Youth Advisory Council/Tucson Teen Congress
      November 12, 2022
     12  Kathy Prather
     Commerce, Business or Industry
     (Sun Corridor, Inc.)
    November 19, 2022
     13  VACANT
     Workforce Development
     
     14  Jon Lansa
     Educational Foundations
     Treasurer October 17, 2022
     15  *Monica Brinkerhoff
     At-Large Commission Appointee
      September 4, 2024
     16  Dr. Treya Allen
     African American Community
      May 16, 2022
     17  Mark Hanna
     At-Large Commission Appointee
    March 19, 2024
     18  Dr. Karen Tam
     Minority Group (Asian American Community)
      March 19, 2022
     19  Steven Freeman
     Disabled Community
      December 31, 2024
     20  VACANT (Devon Scheitrum)
     Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
      May 14, 2022
     21  Alexander Lewis
     Minority Group (Native American Community)
      May 16, 2023
     22  VACANT (Rafael Meza)
     Regionally Accredited Private Institution (MEC)
      August 7, 2024
     23  *Marla A. Franco, Ph.D.
     Minority Group (AZ Hispanic Community Forum)
      March 19, 2022
     24  VACANT (Samia Palmer)
     MEC Youth Advisory Council/Tucson Teen Congress 
      September 15, 2023
     25  VACANT
     LGBTQ+ Community
       
       Educational Institution    
     26  Teri Bohr Laguna
     Teachers, Grades K-6 (AZ Education Association)
      April 16, 2022
     27  Clarisa Nido
     Building Principal  (AZ School Administrators)
    February 16, 2024
     28  VACANT (Steve Holmes)
     School Superintendents' Representative
      August 13, 2022
     29  Leslie Ferre
     Teachers, Grades 5-9 (AZ Education Association)
      October 15, 2022
     30   David Doré
      Pima Community College
      April 16, 2024
     31  VACANT (Jennifer Sprung)
     Teachers, Grades 9-12 (AZ Education Association)
      February 16, 2024
     32  VACANT (Kasey Urquidez)
     University of Arizona
    August 13, 2022
     33  Wendy Effing
     School Board Member (AZ School Board Association)
      February 14, 2023
     34  VACANT
    Pre-Kindergarten Early Education
       
     35  VACANT
     Community College Student Body
       
     36  VACANT
     University Student Body
       
     37  VACANT
     Joint-Technical Education District
       
       Ex-Officio Non-Voting    
       Daisy Rodriguez Pitel
     Interim Executive Director, MEC
      No Term
       Dustin Williams
     Pima County School Superintendent
      Concurrent with Term of Office
    *Loyalty Oath Pending

    APPOINTMENT TERM:  The terms of the members of the Commission appointed by the Chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors shall expire with the Chair's term of office.

    The terms of the members of the Commission appointed by the Mayor and Council shall be four years, except for the initial terms, which shall be staggered as follows: by such means as the Executive Committee shall determine, one-third of such Commissioners shall serve two years, one-third shall serve three years, and one-third shall serve for four years.

    Commission members may be reappointed subject to an eight year continuous service limitation.

    NUMBER OF MEETINGS PER YEAR:  12

    STANDARD MEETING TIME/DATE:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the month (except August-MEC Retreat) and June/July (No MEC Meetings)


    September 2022

    Commission Coordinators

    Daisy Rodriguez Pitel
    Interim Executive Director
    (520) 670-0055

    Location of Meetings

    Joel D. Valdez Main Library
    Lower Level Meeting Room
    101 N. Stone Ave.
    Tucson, AZ  85701