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MPA Honors Collaboration: 2019 Common Ground Winners and Finalists Celebrated at November 1st Event

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Projects and Programs Honored at the 2019 Common Ground Awards Celebration


TUCSON (November 4, 2019)- On Friday, Nov.1, 2019, the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) held its 15th Annual Common Ground Awards Ceremony at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Presented for the third year in a row by Title Sponsor Barker Contracting, Inc., the event honored community leaders, projects and programs that have made significant contributions toward bridging divides and finding solutions to complex challenges in creative ways. Since the first ceremony in 2003, over 300 projects have been recognized that embody MPA’s mission to create a prosperous community by promoting collaborative real estate development policies, building partnerships and finding common ground.  This year's event celebrated the Top 20 projects, 10 of which were Winners and 10 were Finalists, along with the Award of Distinction, provided to a large scale community impact project. The winners and finalists are listed below:

The 2019 Common Ground Award Of Distinction was presented to Pima Community College's Center for Excellence.

The 2019 Common Ground Award Winners are:

·       Arizona Drought Contingency Plan Process
·       Benedictine Monastery Development
·       City of Tucson Planning & Development Services Department Tech Tools
·       Pima County/City of Tucson Opportunity Zones
·       Pima JTED Innovative Learning Campus
·       Santa Cruz River Heritage Project
·       SB1248 Rule B Legislation Fix
·       The Monier Building
·       The Union on 6th
·      Twin Peaks/Blue Bonnet Sewer Project

The 2019 Common Ground Finalists are:
·       DM50 Military Spouse Employment Initiative
·       DoubleTree by Hilton at the Tucson Convention Center
·       H.S. Lopez Family Foundation Center for Opportunity

·       NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

·       Pima Medical Institute Consolidated Campus
·       Project Ina Business Support Program
·       Reactivation of Jacome Plaza
·       Saguaro Surgical Expansion in Harold Bell Wright Estates
·       Town of Marana Sign Code Update
·       Valencia/Kolb Road Intersection Improvement Project


More information on the event and this years top 20 projects is available at www.mpaaz.org
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