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June 12, 2020 - Vol. 5, No. 7

CHH and Dr. Bob

County bids farewell to Dr. Bob

Bob England didn't sign up for this. His stint as Pima County Health Director was supposed to last three months. But life has a way of screwing up even the best-laid plans, erecting roadblocks like a global pandemic that turned this interim gig into a nearly yearlong job managing the health of Pima County residents under some of the most trying circumstances imaginable.


Dr. Terry Cullen

Cullen accepts stethoscope from former classmate

Theresa Cullen always enjoyed reconnecting with her med school classmate Bob England. The two occasionally crossed paths over the course of their respective careers in public health – with her arcing toward federal service and academics, while his trajectory took him to local programs and agencies.

So, it came as a nice surprise in late January 2020 when Cullen received an email from England encouraging her to apply for his current job.


Bighorn fire

Webpage offers news, updates on Bighorn Fire

The County has created a webpage for residents to monitor the lightning-caused Bighorn Fire that has been burning on the west end of the Catalina Mountains since June 5. The blaze has since moved east and south, closer to populated areas of the Catalina Foothills.

The Pima County Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department has sent emergency messages to residents in the affected areas.


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Recorder’s Office sends applications to vote by mail

On June 15, the Pima County Recorder will mail forms to voters who usually go to polling places to vote. 

“In this difficult pandemic year, we want to give all voters the option of voting from home,” says F. Ann Rodriguez, Pima County Recorder. “We mailed forms to voters so they can let us know if they want to vote by mail this year, or be placed on the Permanent Early Voter List.”


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#WeAreDoneDying campaign materials available through local libraries

The NAACP has launched a campaign to shine a light on how individuals in the Black community are dying for reasons that could and can be prevented.

Materials focus on issues facing the Black community including police brutality, housing discrimination, and inequities in the healthcare system. They include fiction and non-fiction books, videos and more.


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Got questions? Ask Pima County’s Green Geek.

Pima County FYI has a monthly column featuring questions and answers on all things green. Our own Green Geek usually gets assistance on answering your questions from the experts in Pima County's Office of Sustainability and Conservation. This month, the Green Geek got an assist from the folks at the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. We also chose a slightly different format and tackled one topic: commuting in the age of COVID-19.

Send your future questions to And look for the column the second Friday of each month.