Imagine Greater Tucson seeks Jewish input

Imagine Greater Tucson, a community-based effort to identify shared values and create an action plan for the future of the region, will hold a Jewish community conversation in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Tucson Hebrew Academy.

If you are a native Tucsonan, you probably grew up enjoying various aspects of the greater Tucson region, says Keri Silvyn, chair of the IGT board and a partner with the law firm of Lewis & Roca. What do you most value today about the region? Maybe you are a transplant. What attracted you to the area? What would you most want to see preserved? If there is one thing you could change about the region to make it better, what would it be?

These are the driving questions behind Imagine Greater Tucson, explains Silvyn.

Participants in Imagine Greater Tucson include citizens, businesses and organizations. “We want you to be part of the effort that will make our community a vibrant and healthy place to live, work and play, not only today but also for future generations,” says IGT Director Eileen Fagan, adding that IGT’s success calls for “diverse voices at the table.”

The Jan. 11 discussion will not only focus on the Tucson region, which faces both unprecedented budget challenges and continued growth, but will also focus on the local Jewish community, says Silvyn. The goal, both for the region and the Jewish community, is to prioritize how to spend limited resources.

To RSVP, call the Federation at 577-9393.