The Greater Tucson Community is comprised of over 1 million residents living amidst one of the most dramatic natural and cultural landscapes in the world.
Pima County spans more than 9,000 square miles and is at the crossroads of four biological regions – the Chihuahuan Desert to the east, the Sonoran Desert to the west, the Rocky Mountains to the north, and the Sierra Madre Mountains to the south – creating the beautiful “Sky Islands.” The convergence of these regions makes us one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America. This geographic variety gives us the freedom to mountain bike one day, rock climb the next, ski the slopes of Mount Lemmon during winter months, or enjoy a bird-watching trek along the Santa Cruz River.
As a community, we enjoy the legacy of a rich cultural heritage. Humans have continuously occupied Pima County for the past 12,000 years, from the end of the last Ice Age to the present. As a result, we celebrate many cultures, including Native American, Spanish, Mexican and American traditions. In modern times, people have come to our desert from all over the world – to seek a better life, an education, reasonable housing, retirement living, the closeness of family, and to pursue a host of personal and professional opportunities.
No matter whether we were born here, or arrived purposefully or by a twist of fate, most of us cannot be here for long without absorbing the purple hues of the mountains at sunset, the smell of the desert after a monsoon, or the beautiful, wild call of a coyote at dusk.
This is us, and our place. We owe it to our past, our present and our future to continue to create the kind of community where people flourish, the planet is protected, and our economy prospers.
About the Organizers
is committed to creating and maintaining a sustainable community that promotes individual well-being and opportunity, sound resource conservation and stewardship, and a strong and diverse economy. Established in 1864, Pima County was one of Arizona’s first and largest counties. Today, it serves more than 1 million residents.
The City of Tucson
serves over 500,000 people and is committed to providing quality municipal services which promote a healthy and resilient community, offer opportunities for participation and leisure, and enable citizens to prosper at work and at home.
The Inner Connection
was created in 2002 as a Tucson based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people together under an umbrella of commonality, highlighting similarities instead of differences. We are the catalyst in sparking innovative collaborations in the community that bring together a variety of unusual alliances focused on a common goal. We create programs in the areas of Health, Education, the Environment and Spirituality.
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