Imagine Greater Tucson
Written by NSN Coordinator   

What is Imagine Greater Tucson?
Imagine Greater Tucson is a community-based effort bringing together citizens, businesses, organizations and regional leaders to share values and work together to create a common vision and action plan for the future of the greater Tucson region.

Why Now?
Over the next several decades, our population is expected to double in size; we must think ahead and proactively influence the changes ahead so we don’t lose what we most value about our region! Imagine Greater Tucson needs your help to make our community a vibrant and healthy place to live, work, learn and play for current and future generations.

How You Can Get Involved
Imagine Greater Tucson is only as powerful as the momentum it can build and that starts with you. Visit the IGT website and sign up to participate in a Community Conversation near you, take an online survey, assist Imagine Greater Tucson at various events, or to help host meetings and share information about the IGT effort.  Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  for additional information. See us on and

How is Imagine Greater Tucson different from prior visioning/planning efforts?
Imagine Greater Tucson is more than a visioning effort. Through broad-based public involvement, IGT will identify common community values in the region, build and select a preferred scenario to shape our future through action-oriented strategies that will lead to results. This process will build upon existing regional plans. Most importantly, YOU will help identify regional priorities and define the strategies to address regional issues and opportunities.

What is the timeline for the Imagine Greater Tucson process?

  • October 2010-February 2011 – Phase 1 – INPUT
  • March 2011-October 2011 – Phase 2 – STRATEGY
  • November 2011-October 2012 – Phase 3 – ACTION

The public will be involved during all stages of the process, which began with Community Conversations and the Online Survey in Fall 2010.

Is this for Tucson only?
No. The region we live in, and the focus of IGT, includes all of the metropolitan Tucson area, from Green Valley to Saddlebrook, from Vail to Picture Rocks, from the Foothills and Tanque Verde to Tucson Estates and Avra Valley, from Corona de Tucson and Sahuarita to Marana, Oro Valley and Catalina. The Imagine Greater Tucson effort is designed to cover all the people in our region.

How is Imagine Greater Tucson funded?
Imagine Greater Tucson is funded through a diverse array of private, public and non-profit sources. This shared funding model will encourage participation from all sectors of the community. Imagine Greater Tucson will continue to seek public and private sector contributions throughout the process.

A one page summary of IGT, containing most of the information presented above, is available here . Please feel free to use any of this information in communications with your neighbors.

Donald Ijams, Coordinator
Neighborhood Support Network Email

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 February 2011 )
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