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Jan. 17, 2020

Historic Courthouse tour

Employees can tour Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center 

The Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center, located inside the Historic Courthouse, opens its doors Jan. 18-19 and County employees are invited to be among the first to experience this exciting new space. Stop by, look around, say hello to our volunteers and staff and enjoy this beautiful new project created for Pima County residents and visitors. You can even park for free in El Presidio Garage with your County ID.


Beth and hiking pals

Am I Crazy? Nope, just a blissful bus commuter

Beth Gorman is used to people calling her crazy for choosing to commute to work by bus. But the senior program manager with Pima County’s Department of Environmental Quality can give you loads of reasons why more of us ought to give mass transit a try.


Kino fields

Well done!

Each month, eScoop would like to give a shout-out to employees and departments who have earned special recognition. We want to hear about employees who have earned kudos on the job as well as those being recognized for their work or volunteerism outside the office.

In this issue, read about the Parks employee who helped save a life, a successful opening to the new Kino South Complex, an anti-vaping campaign that earned national recognition, and more.


UofA campus

Tuition discounts available for employees

Employees can take advantage of a 10% tuition reduction when taking online graduate or undergraduate classes through the University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University or Northern Arizona University. In addition, 20% discounts are offered for employees interested in the Community Classroom program at the UA.


The Scoop

What’s The Scoop?

Remember when Pima County transferred a surplus truck to the Arivaca Volunteer Fire Department? We wrote about it in the November 2002 issue of The Scoop, the predecessor of today's eScoop employee newsletter. We'll profile a different front page in each issue of our current eScoop.


Tax assistance

County teams with United Way to offer free tax assistance

Employees with an annual family income under $66,000 can take advantage of free tax-preparation assistance through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a Pima County partnership with the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Sessions begin Feb. 4. Sign up now!


Lawn and garden graphic

Lawn & Garden equipment can cut down pollution

Got gas? Gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment emits unhealthy air pollution, is noisy, and dealing with fuel is a hassle. If you’re interested in turning over a new leaf and going electric, have we got a deal for you!

Pima County DEQ recently launched a new Cut Down Pollution program, with funding from Arizona DEQ, to help reduce air pollution in Pima County. Residents can turn in gas-powered lawn and garden equipment and get up to $400 in vouchers towards the purchase of new, zero-emitting electric or battery powered landscaping equipment.


Pregnant shopper

Healthy Happenings: Wear red, new apps and healthy lifestyle coaching

The BeWell Program is sharing lots of ways to stay healthy, including Aetna’s Healthy Lifestyle Coaching Tobacco-Free Program, apps on fertility, maternity and paternity and how wearing red can earn you healthy lifestyle points.


Homeless people at park

Help count people who are homeless

Pima County’s Sullivan Jackson Employment Center is teaming with the Tucson-Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness for the annual street count of persons who are homeless. Information collected impacts community funding and resources for ending homelessness.


February mystery photo

Mystery Photo

Where was I taken? Send your best guess to Be sure to put Mystery Photo in the subject line.

And find out where the November photo was taken and who our winners were.