April 8 PCFYI: Helping schools, finding jobs and the appointment of a new County Administrator

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April 8, 2022 - Vol. 7, No. 7

Jan Lesher

Board hires Jan Lesher as County Administrator

The Board of Supervisors appointed Jan Lesher as County Administrator April 5. She takes over from Chuck Huckelberry, who had been County Administrator since 1993. Lesher has been serving as Acting County Administrator since October, when Huckelberry was badly injured in a bicycling accident.

She is the first woman to be appointed County Administrator since the Board created the position in 1971. (Jane Verner served as interim County Administrator for eight months in 1989.) 

The Board also accepted Huckelberry's resignation at the meeting. See the County's tribute page to Huckelberry for more on his service and tenure.


schools graphic

Health Department offers support for K-12 school communities

The Pima County Health Department has a new resource page to help K-12 students, teachers, staff and families cope with the emotional toll of the pandemic.

Funded by a $6.8 million grant from the Arizona Department of Health Services, the resource page is an effort to keep schools open and students safe and healthy.


job fair

Don’t miss April 19 job fair

Pima County and the City of Tucson are hiring for dozens of jobs that potential applicants can explore at an April 19 job fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kino Event Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way.

Job seekers will be able to apply on site at a bank of computers set up for the job fair. Many of the departments that are hiring also will have staff on hand to answer questions.


Dr. Garcia

Offering thanks during National Public Health Week

Pima County offers a heartfelt thank you to all those who work alongside us to make our community healthier, safer and stronger. Our valued partners — local hospitals, physician offices, federally qualified health centers, community-based organizations, nonprofit groups and more — are helping us make Pima County the healthiest community we can be.


soccer game

It’s tournament time at Kino Sports Complex

Get ready to cheer for the home team as FC Tucson starts regular-season play. Youth soccer and adult baseball tournaments add to the excitement at Kino Sports Complex throughout April.

And whether you’re a fan of “the beautiful game” of soccer or America’s pastime, you’ll find great teams to cheer for at Kino Sports Complex this month.


pet in costume

Enter your pet in the Pima Parade Costume Contest

Friends of Pima Animal Care Center invites you and your pet to parade with us — in costume — down historic Fourth Avenue for the Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade on April 23.

This fun and festive event is also a fundraiser, with all proceeds supporting the life-saving work of the Pima Animal Care Center. (Photo by Michael Kloth)


library mural

Celebrate the 'Southwestern Storytime' mural

The Kirk-Bear Canyon Library is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its gorgeous and whimsical mural, "Southwestern Storytime," painted by local artist, craftsman and performer Joe Pagac.

The library began celebrating on April 4 by giving out coloring sheets featuring artwork from the mural and commemorative bookmarks.