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Graphic image of Your Voice Our Future - Planning Oro Valley Together on white background

On September 21, 2016, Oro Valley Town Council adopted the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan, confirming its readiness to go to the public vote. This plan, which will guide Oro Valley’s future over the next 10 years, was developed by residents and community members over the last three years.

Photo of Mayor Satish I. Hiremath with Town Seal in background

It’s no secret that our community has been through a lot these past few months. Sometimes we become so distracted that the beauty of everyday life takes a back seat. Regardless of our background, age, profession or personal interests, it’s all too easy to lament the things that we don’t have or the things that we want to change. We forget to focus on the things that are important such as appreciating what we have and who we love.

Photo of Mayor Hiremath with Town Seal in background

It's true that in Arizona, we love to brag about our weather during these winter months while people in colder climates are still shoveling snow. Late winter and early spring - the months in which we now find ourselves - are among the best here in the desert.

Photo of Mayor Hiremath with Town of Oro Valley Seal

The Town of Oro Valley is at a crossroads. We have the opportunity to purchase 324 acres of land in the heart of our community, a 31,475-square-foot building which could be converted into a community and recreation center, 31 tennis courts, 45 holes of golf and two swimming pools, all for $1 million in cash over a three-year period.

Front entrance and driveway of country club

At its December 17, 2014 regular meeting, Oro Valley Town Council approved a resolution for the acquisition of the El Conquistador Country Club and its related amenities, including 324 acres of land, a 31,475 square-foot building, restaurant, 31 tennis courts, 45 holes of golf and two swimming pools for $1 million. The country club will be converted into a municipal community and recreation center.

Photo of Councilmember Mary Snider and Town Seal

A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: "In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it." The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.