Mayor Regina Romero
Mayor Regina Romero is the first female and first Latina Mayor of Tucson, Arizona. As the youngest of 6 children born to immigrant farmworker parents, she was first to graduate from college and became the first Latina on Tucson’s City Council.
As a City Councilor, Romero fought for and won the recognition of a Cesar Chavez holiday for Tucson, staunchly opposed anti-immigrant legislation like SB1070, championed downtown revitalization initiatives including Tucson’s modern streetcar, advocated for the culturally and historically relevant Tucson Origins Heritage Park and protected natural areas like the Painted Hills, and Tumamoc Hill west of Tucson.
Romero has received countless awards for her community service and leadership including the “40 under 40” Award from the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Public Servant of the Year from the Tucson Mountains Association, the LULAC Community Service Award, the Woman on the Move Award from the YWCA, the Woman of Influence Award from Wings for Women and the Ohtli Award, the highest honor bestowed to US citizens by the Mexican Government.