Membership Breakfast – What’s New at the Town of Sahuarita

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Join us for our first in person, but second breakfast presentation of 2023. Over the course of the year, MPA will be hosting 6 breakfast presentations to provide you with updates from each of the 5 local jurisdictions in Southern Arizona, along with a sate legislative preview. The goal of these breakfast presentations is to provide you the most recent development and economic development information along with connecting you to the jurisdictions senior staff.

We are excited to partner with the Town of Sahuarita as our first jurisdictional update of 2023. Victor Gonzales, Economic Development and Public affairs Director, and Anna Casadei, Planning and Building Director, will be our presenters. If you or your company has done work in Sahuarita, there is a good chance these two were involved. Both are very knowledgeable and helpful, it is always a pleasure to hear them present.

Learn more about both Victor and Anna below:

As the Economic Development and Public Affairs Director for the Town of Sahuarita, Mr. Gonzalez provides leadership and coordinates the efforts for the Town’s economic, marketing and place-making strategies as well as establishing programming for small businesses. Additionally, Mr. Gonzalez is responsible for the Town’s Public Affairs and Communications activities. Mr. Gonzalez’s economic development experience spans over 20 years having worked in Douglas, Flagstaff, Yuma and Gilbert. He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD); a graduate of the University of Arizona, B.S. Regional Development; and successfully completed the Economic Development Institute sponsored by the University of Oklahoma.

Anna Casadei, AICP, is the Planning and Building Director for the Town of Sahuarita, where she has served in various roles since 2008. Anna graduated from the University of Michigan in 2003 before moving to Albuquerque where she worked for the City of Albuquerque Planning Department from 2004 to 2008. What Anna enjoys most about her job is problem-solving and collaboratively seeking win-win solutions to development issues. She has volunteered with the City of Tucson Planning Commission, the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association, Boy Scout Troop 772, and at various bicycling events. Anna is the proud mother of a 17-year-old son with a strong passion for cycling, and she spends many weekends at bike races supporting him and his teammates.

Breakfast will be served from 8-8:30 AM, buffet style. The program begins promptly at 8:30 AM and will run until 9:30 AM. This presentation is open to both Members and non-members alike, with registration ending on March 14th at 5pm.


March 15, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Free – $40.00


Culinary Dropout
2543 E Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States


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