Who we are . . .
The Tucson Mountains Association was founded in 1934 by families homesteading in the Tucson Mountains. It began as an effort to bring necessary services to west side homes. As such, it is the oldest neighborhood association in Arizona. The members used to get together once each year for a big social gathering. They would swap back one another’s cattle, which roamed freely through the grasses that abounded in the area then, and make plans to improve their living conditions. That annual meeting event continues today, and we hope to make it as much fun now as it ever may have been!
The area we serve is bounded on the north by Twin Peaks Road, on the east by Silverbell Road, on the south by the 22nd Street Alignment/Starr Pass Boulevard, and on the west by Saguaro National Park and Tucson Mountain Park.
Today, we represent the interests of thousands of families who reside in or otherwise find themselves in the Tucson Mountains, and who care deeply about preservation and sustainably fine quality of life.
Most of the work of TMA is performed by our volunteer Board, which currently has ten members but can have as many as fifteen. We endeavor to promote sensitive area planning, represent the concerns of homeowners throughout the area, preserve neighborhood integrity and a rural lifestyle, support Pima County’s Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan and the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection, assure good trail systems and access to park lands and open space, expand Saguaro National Park, the Sweetwater Preserve and the Tucson Mountain Park, keep our members informed through our newsletters, emails, and web site, and sponsor an annual picnic to bring our community together. If you want to become actively involved, contact us!