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Pima County

September 2019 eScoop

ECAP kick off

ECAP kickoff is Sept. 18 at Kino Event Center

Even with triple-digit temperatures still dominating weather forecasts, Pima County employees can enjoy a taste of winter weather and get a jump on their holiday giving Sept. 18 at the ECAP Campaign Kickoff Celebration scheduled in the air-conditioned comfort of the Kino Sports Complex Event Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way.

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Financial literacy

Salary adjustments took effect Sept. 1

Just a reminder to Pima County employees that the salary adjustments approved with the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget took effect Sept. 1.

The board approved all eligible County employees who earn $45,000 or less will receive a 4 percent salary adjustment effective Sept 1. Those eligible employees who earn more than $45,000 annually will receive a 2 percent salary adjustment.

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Clay Kamm

Public defense attorney to teach law in China

Sometimes a casual meeting with an old friend can lead to potentially life-changing events.

That’s what happened to Clay Kamm, an attorney with the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, whose serendipitous encounter at an alumni gathering has led to a three-month teaching gig in China.

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Garage walkers

These garages are made for walkin'

On any given day, a band of employees may be found roaming the dark underground of Pima County parking garages. Some are chatting with colleagues. Others have earbuds inserted, striding in time with songs or podcasts while checking progress on fitness trackers strapped to their wrists. Think of them as the Pima County Ninja Walkers.

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Charles Casey and Arnold Palacios

Play ball! Workforce Board, guests get down to business

About five dozen people representing the Pima County Workforce Investment Board, Community Services, Employment and Training, One-Stop partners and service providers, and key stakeholders huddled up and tackled the job of “Building a Winning Team” at a board retreat last month at the University of Phoenix.

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Kelly Cheeseman

Parks professional honored by industry organization

The Arizona Parks and Recreation Association honored Kelly Cheeseman, a program manager for the community recreation division of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, with its 2019 President’s Award at its annual conference Aug. 20-22 at the El Conquistador Resort.

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Cars in traffic

TRP News: Driven Crazy or Traveling Happy?

Day after day, commuters can be stuck behind the steering wheel at great expense to their health and wallet. According to, the average U.S. worker spends about 50 minutes a day commuting to and from work. For most commuters, that’s more than four hours per week, or about 200 hours per year driving.

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Census training planned  for September

In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, Pima County Library is hosting a census data training workshop Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, at Flowing Wells Library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road.

Anyone who uses data to make decisions, prepare grant proposals and/or build business strategies is encouraged to attend.

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