Improving the regional infrastructure

Infrastructure

The quality of critical infrastructure directly impacts efforts within the state and the Tucson region to prosper economically and to build a high quality of life for its people. This focus area is aimed at improving the regional infrastructure.

  • We lead the Tucson Regional Water Coalition, a business group partnership focused on regionalism and effective water management in the Tucson region.
  • We support the Land Use Vision Project, an outgrowth of the Tucson Regional Town Hall with the goal of developing a regional vision on land use.
  • We endorse and monitor the Regional Transportation Authority, Arizona Department of Transportation and Pima Association of Government Transit Initiatives.

Chair

  • Todd Hill
      Todd Hill

      Todd Hill

      Vice President, Arizona Regional ManagerGranite Construction Company

      Todd has been with Granite for 28 years and recently transferred to our Arizona Region as Vice President and Region Manager. Prior to his move to Arizona, Todd was the Branch/Area Manager for Granite’s Fresno office for 20 years. Todd began his career with Granite in February 1989 upon completion of his Civil Engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly).

      Todd has served as an usher at his church, a Board Member for Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce, and a Commissioner on the Fresno County Planning Commission.  He serves on the Retirement Committee for Granite Construction.  Todd is currently a member of the Tucson Metro Chamber, the Arizona Transportation Builders Association and is a Board Member of the Arizona Associated General Contractors.

      Todd and his wife Lina have two children – Kayla who is sophomore at Cal Poly and Jared who is a sophomore at Stanford University.  His interests include Investing, Personal Finance, Hiking, Running, Gardening, and Home Improvements.

    • Tom McGovern
        Tom McGovern

        Tom McGovern

        P.E., PrincipalPSOMAS

        Tom is Vice President and Regional Manager of Psomas, a leading consulting firm offering professional services in civil engineering, water resources, transportation planning and engineering, traffic engineering, environmental, land planning, construction management, and land surveying. In 1985 he co-founded the Tucson engineering firm of McGovern, MacVittie, Lodge & Associates (MMLA), taking it through its merger with Psomas in 2004. He is a Principal in the firm and has served on the Psomas Board of Directors.

        Tom, who is a member of the SALC Board and co-Chair of its Infrastructure Focus Area, has been actively involved in both the community and his profession. He is currently Vice Chair of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He was chair of the Pima Association of Government’s (PAG) 2030 Regional Transportation Plan Update Task Force. He then served on the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Regional Transportation Authority, during the successful campaign to enact Pima County’s regional sales tax for transportation.

        His work on regional transportation issues was recognized by the PAG Governing Board when they presented him with the inaugural Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award in 2004. Currently, Tom is Vice Chair of PAG’s Economic Vitality Advisory Committee.

        Among his numerous professional activities, Tom is a Past-President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona, and is a Past President of the Arizona Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, with whom he has achieved the grade of Fellow.

        Tom has been heavily involved in supporting the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering, serving on its Industry Partners Board. He has also remained connected to his home department, the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department (CEEM), participating on committees to assist with accreditation, reviewing curriculum, organizing and raising funds for CEEM’s centennial celebration, and chairing the department’s Alumni-Industry Council. He is a regular guest lecturer for CE courses and is currently part of a group of practitioners who organized and continues to teach a novel bridge design course that received a 2009 Engineering Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). His commitment to the University has been recognized by his receipt of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the UA Alumni Association, as well as the Distinguished Alumni Award from the CEEM Department.

        A rare Tucson native, Tom grew up here in a family of boys (six – only one sister!). Since then, it’s been all girls — he and his wife of 42 years, Lorene, have two daughters, both living here in Tucson. Shannon is a PhD Psychologist and Meghan is a Biomedical Engineer – Girls Rule!

      • Tom Morgan
          Tom Morgan

          Tom Morgan

          President & CEOGrayline Tours / Citizen Auto Stage Co.

          Tom Morgan serves as president & CEO of Gray Line Tours and Citizen Auto Stage Co. Gray Line is a preferred partner of University of Arizona, Visit Tucson, Accenture Match Play, Fiesta Bowl, Insight Bowl, Bowl Championship Series and the US Open Golf Championship. Tom graduated from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, MBA, Summa Cum Laude. He is a Board member of the American Bus Association.

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