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News contact: Crystal Kasnoff, Executive Director  

crystal@tucsonsmemorial.org and mobile: (520) 429-0045

Final plans for January 8th Memorial to be showcased

TUCSON, Ariz. (January 11, 2016)–The news media and the public is invited to the presentation of the final design for the January 8th Memorial at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Tucson Fire Department, 300 S. Fire Central Place (downtown just off of Cushing Street).

The design team has refined their original concepts based on ideas from participants at three public forums, survivors and families of the victims, and dozens of targeted small group meetings with a variety of experts.

The design team–Chee Salette Architecture Office, Rebeca Méndez Design, ag Licht and Jackie Kain–was selected in 2015 to design the Memorial and develop a master plan concept for El Presidio Park. The Memorial and the Park master plan are part of a public-private partnership that includes the nonprofit January 8th Foundation, City of Tucson, and Pima County. 

News conference participants include:

  • Crystal Kasnoff, Executive Director, January 8th Memorial Foundation
  • Chuck Huckelberry, County Administrator, Pima County
  • Regina Romero, Councilor, City of Tucson
  • Marc Salette, Architect, Chee Salette Architecture Office

Renderings of the final plans will be available at the news conference in both pdf and jpg formats.

The Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation

The sole mission of this 501(c)(3) organization is completing a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011 tragedy, an unforgettable day in the history of our community, our state, and our nation. The shooting that occurred at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Congress on your Corner event in Tucson that wounded 13 and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. The community came together in the days that followed to provide comfort and support to one another.


 

Crystal Kasnoff Named Executive Director of the Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation

Crystal Kasnoff

Crystal Kasnoff

TUCSON, AZ (November 9, 2015)–Crystal Kasnoff was named Executive Director of the January 8th Memorial Foundation last week. She brings 25 years of marketing, business development, public relations and finance to the position. Kasnoff completed a Global Management Executive Certification at the Thunderbird School of Global Management and attends the University of Arizona. She is the Board Chair of the Father’s Day Council Tucson, an Executive Board Member of the Science of Sport, Founding Chair of Heroes Day and is a Past Board Chair of JDRF.

“Crystal brings a personal commitment and personal connection to the events of January 8th and she shares the board’s vision of a memorial that both honors those whose lives were taken and those injured in the January 8th tragedy, and celebrates the generosity and compassion of Tucson,” said Karen Christensen, Chair, Board of Directors, January 8th Memorial Foundation. “Her professional experience and deep Tucson roots will help ensure success in the coming months.”

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with the sole mission of completing a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011 tragedy, an unforgettable day in the history of our community, our state, and our nation. The shooting that occurred at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event in Tucson wounded 13 and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. The community came together in the days that followed to provide comfort and support to one another.

The “Together We Thrive” capital campaign spearheaded by the Foundation is underway to fund project implementation. Campaign honorary co-chairs are former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and businessman Jim Click, Jr.


Chee Salette Architecture: Marc Salette, 323-600-3445 or Tina Chee, 323-691-6647

Editor’s Note: Design team and Foundation representatives will be available for interviews before and after the forum

Final Public Forum for Presidio Park master plan and Jan. 8th Memorial is Sat., Nov 7th

TUCSON, AZ (November 2, 2015)–All are invited to the third in a series of Public Forums on Saturday, November 7th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tucson Fire Department, 300 S. Fire Central Place (downtown just off of Cushing Street). There is easy access and plenty of parking available. Registration is 15 minutes prior. Hosted by the January 8th Memorial Foundation and Chee Salette Architecture Office, the forums are providing opportunities for feedback on Tucson’s Presidio Park master plan and the January 8th Memorial.

The design team is developing and refining its original concepts based on input received to date from participants at two previous public forums and dozens of targeted small group meetings with, among others, survivors, family and friends of those who died in the January 8th shooting, long-time Tucsonans, neighbors of El Presidio Park, historians and regional plant experts.

Areas they are further exploring include:

  • The material(s) for the inner wall of the Memorial and the park as a whole, focusing on durability, maintainability and comfort relative to Tucson’s hot summers and occasional freezing winters.
  • The design of the Memorial symbols on the inner wall.
  • A regional and climate-appropriate plant palette for the outer memorial wall and throughout the park.
  • Sustainability and maintenance.
  • A new park infrastructure for the large festivals.

Continuing conversations at November meetings are not limited to these topics, but are open to all aspects of the design and programming.

The four-month public consultation phase began in September so that the January 8th Memorial Foundation and the design team could engage the community. The design team, which includes Chee Salette Architecture Office, Rebeca Méndez Design, ag Licht and Jackie Kain, was selected earlier this year from among four finalists to create a design that integrates a January 8th memorial as part of a master plan concept for El Presidio Park.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with the sole mission of completing a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011 tragedy, an unforgettable day in the history of our community, our state, and our nation. The shooting that occurred at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event in Tucson wounded 13 and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. The community came together in the days that followed to provide comfort and support to one another. The “Together We Thrive” capital campaign spearheaded by the Foundation is underway to fund project implementation after the public comment period is completed. Campaign honorary co-chairs are former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and businessman Jim Click, Jr.

 


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American Flag left at Jan. 8th Shooting Memorial will fly over Gabrielle Giffords’ home

Flags for the Flagless will donate flag to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly

TUCSON, Ariz. (October 28, 2015) − An American flag that was among thousands of items left at memorials for victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting will be raised on Friday over the home of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly.

The flag will be presented Friday to Giffords and Kelly at their home by Flags for the Flagless, a local organization started by two Tucson police officers that is dedicated to reviving flag poles that have been abandoned throughout the community.

WHAT: Flags for the Flagless presents American flag to Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
WHEN: 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
WHERE: Ask for address
(Note to media: The address is for your use only and is not to be printed or broadcast. Mark Kelly will be available for comments after the presentation.)

On Jan. 8, 2011, six people were killed and 13 wounded at Giffords’ Congress on Your Corner event in Northwest Tucson. Giffords was seriously wounded. In the days after, memorials sprung up outside the hospital where Giffords and others were being treated, at Giffords’ Tucson office and at the shooting scene.

Scores of U.S. flags were among the items left at the memorials and sent to Giffords’ office. Some have been preserved for display in a memorial being planned.

The others were donated by the Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation to Flags for the Flagless. One of those flags since has been given to the Mulcahy YMCA in Tucson, where it now flies.

Flags for the Flagless recently offered a flag that had been left at one of the shooting memorials to Giffords and Kelly to fly on a new flagpole they had installed outside their Tucson home.

Flags for the Flagless was started last year by Tucson police officers Charles Foley and Bradley Clark, who noticed numerous unused flagpoles while on patrol. The organization has donated more than 55 flags to be raised on empty flagpoles around the Tucson area.

The University of Arizona Athletics Department also has teamed up with Flags for the Flagless to fly at each home UA football game a flag that was used to cover the casket of a service member from Southern Arizona. After the games, the flags are encased in shadow boxes and given to local businesses and schools to display.

The Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with the sole mission of completing a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011 tragedy, an unforgettable day in the history of our community, our state, and our nation. The shooting that occurred at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event in Tucson wounded 13 and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. The community came together in the days that followed to provide comfort and support to one another.

The “Together We Thrive” capital campaign spearheaded by the Foundation is underway to fund project implementation after the public comment period is completed. Campaign honorary co-chairs are former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and businessman Jim Click, Jr. All are invited to the third in a series of Public Forums on Saturday, November 7th from 10-noon at the Tucson Fire Department, 300 S. Fire Central Place (downtown just off of Cushing Street). There is easy access and plenty of parking available. Registration is 15 minutes prior.

One item in the Nov. 3 Pima County bond election, Prop. 427, would provide funds to renovate the Old Pima County Courthouse, where part of the memorial is planned.

For more information about the Foundation and memorial plans, visit www.tucsonsmemorial.org.

 


Three public forums for El Presidio Park and the January 8th Memorial to engage community

TUCSON, AZ (September 4, 2015) – The four-month public consultation phase begins this month to engage the imagination and experience of Tucsonans around the Presidio Park master plan that will include a January 8th memorial.

All are welcome to attend three public forums hosted by the January 8th Memorial Foundation and Chee Salette Architecture Office. The first is Saturday, September 12, 2015. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon.

The next two forums are Thursday, October 8th from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, November 7th from 10-noon, with registration 15 minutes prior. All workshops will be held at the Tucson Fire Department, 300 S. Fire Central Place (downtown just off of Cushing Street).

The forum agenda includes a brief presentation of the project to date, including the concept design selected by the January 8th Foundation and a summary of previous public comments. Lively small group discussions focused on the design, programming, sustainability, accessibility and maintenance of El Presidio Park and the January 8th Memorial will follow.

“We need the help and support of Tucsonans to create the January 8th Memorial and re-envision a vital civic space in the heart of Tucson,” said Marc Salette, principal of Chee Salette Architecture Office. “The design team is really looking forward to engaging with people who care about their community and this project.”

The design team, which also includes Rebeca Méndez Design, ag Licht and Jackie Kain, was selected earlier this year from among four finalists to create a design that integrates a January 8th memorial as part of a master plan concept for El Presidio Park.

“We are inviting the community to join in creating a place where citizens gather to reflect and remember and engage and exercise their most basic fundamental rights, where we honor those who gave their lives in pursuit of a better democracy, and a place where we celebrate today and embrace our future,” said Karen Christensen, President of the Tucson January 8th Memorial Foundation Board of Directors.

The Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with the sole mission of completing a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011 tragedy, an unforgettable day in the history of our community, our state, and our nation. The shooting that occurred at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event in Tucson wounded 13 and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. The community came together in the days that followed to provide comfort and support to one another.

The “Together We Thrive” capital campaign spearheaded by the Foundation is underway to fund project implementation after the public comment period is completed. Campaign honorary co-chairs are former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and businessman Jim Click, Jr.

Tres foros públicos para El Parque Presidio y el Monumento en conmemoración de Enero 8 para involucrar la comunidad

TUCSON, AZ (Septiembre 4, 2015) – La fase de consultación publica de cuatro meses empieza este mes con la meta de emplear la imaginación y experiencia de Tucsonenses alrededor de el concepto de Plan Maestro para el Parque Presidio en el Centro de Tucson que incluyera un Monumento conmemorativo de Enero 8.

Todos están invitados a asistir los tres foros públicos organizado por la Fundación Memorial de Enero 8 y Oficina de Arquitectura Chee Salette. La primera junta es Sábado, Septiembre 12, 2015. La registración empieza a las 9:30 a.m. y el taller es de las 10 a.m. a medio día.

Los próximos dos foros son el Jueves, Octubre 8 de las 6-8pm y el Sábado, Noviembre 7 de las 10 a.m. a medio día, con registración 15 minutos antes. Todos los foros tendrán lugar en el Departamento de Fuego de Tucson, 300 S. Fire Central Place (en el centro cerca de la calle Cushing).

La agenda de el foro incluye una breve presentación de el estado de proyecto, incluyendo el concepto del designo seleccionado por la Fundación Memorial de Enero 8 y un resumen de previos comentarios públicos. Discusiones chicas centradas alrededor de el diseño, programación, sostenibilidad, accesibilidad, y mantenimiento de El Parque Presidio y la Fundación Memorial de Enero 8 siguieran. “Necesitamos la ayuda y apoyo de los Tucsonenses para crear el Monumento conmemorativo de Enero 8 y re-crear un centro cívico en el corazón de Tucson.” Dice Marc Salette, principal en Oficina de Arquitectura Chee Salette. “El equipo de diseño están emocionados de compartir con las personas a quien la comunidad y este proyecto es importante.”

El equipo de diseño, también incluye Rebeca Méndez Designó, Ag Licht y Jackie Kain, fueron seleccionados temprano este año entre cuatro finalistas para crear un designo que integraría un Monumento conmemorativo de Enero 8 en el concepto maestro de El Parque Presidio.

“Estamos invitando a la comunidad que se unan con nosotros para crear un lugar en donde ciudadanos de Tucson puedan reunirse para reflexionar, recordar, y para que personas puedan usar su mas básico derecho, en donde podemos honorar los que dieron sus vidas en búsqueda de una mejor democracia, y un lugar en donde podamos celebrar hoy y abrasar nuestro futuro,” dijo Karen Christensen, Presidenta de la Fundación Memorial de Enero 8 Junta Directiva.

La Fundación Memorial de Enero 8

La Fundación es una organización 501(c)(3) con la misión de a completar un monumento permanente en conmemoración de la tragedia Enero 8, 2011, un día inolvidable en la historia de nuestra comunidad, nuestro estado, y nuestra nación. El tiroteo que ocurrió en el evento “Congress on your Corner” de la Congressista Gabrielle Giffords’  herido 13 y mato seis individuales que participaban en la acta fundamental de democracia. La comunidad vinieron juntos en los días siguientes y previeron consuelo y apoyo los unos a otros.

El “Together We Thrive” campaña de capital encabezada por la Fundación está en marcha para financiar la ejecución del proyecto una vez completado el período de comentarios públicos. Los honorarios copresidentes de la campaña son la ex congresista Gabrielle Giffords y empresario Jim Click, Jr.

 


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Chee Salette Architecture: Marc Salette, 323-600-3445 or Tina Chee, 323-691-6647

Photo of Chee Salette Team from their presentation in Tucson in April 2015. Photo By: Michelle Crow

Photo of Chee Salette Team from their presentation in Tucson in April 2015. Photo By: Michelle Crow

Next Public Workshop for El Presidio Park and the January 8th Memorial is Saturday, September 12th

TUCSON, AZ (May 15, 2015) – The Chee Salette Architecture Office (CSAO) has been selected to create a civic plaza plan for downtown Tucson’s El Presidio Park which will include a memorial to the January 8, 2011,mass shooting that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, killed six people and injured 12 others.

CSAO, with offices in Tucson, Los Angeles, and Bonn, Germany, was chosen after a rigorous collaborative process that included vetting by a distinguished panel assembled by the Tucson Pima Arts Council. In addition, the process included significant input from a range of design professionals and city and county leaders and the incorporation of more than 500 public comments filed with the January 8th Memorial Foundation.

Selection of the firm sets in motion a 12-month process to include ongoing collaboration with the City of Tucson, Pima County officials, Rio Nuevo and a wide range of community partners with additional rounds of public input. The goal is to create a design that integrates the memorial as part of a newly visioned El Presidio Plaza that respects the historic space in the park, invites public gatherings and stands as a visual jewel in the heart of Tucson.

“Sixty design firms threw their hats in the ring to compete for the privilege of designing and integrating the January 8th Memorial as part of the El Presidio Park renovation,” said Karen Christensen, Chair of the Board of the Tucson January 8th Memorial Foundation. “The selection panel included individuals of diverse backgrounds with a broad range of viewpoints. All the design teams were highly qualified and offered creative concepts for the memorial. In the end, there was strong consensus that Chee Salette was the team that would be most responsive to public input while also offering an impressive depth and breadth of creativity and skills. In short, they understand the importance of civic space, are good listeners and share our vision of creating an enduring treasure for our community.”

Corky Poster, a member of the selection panel and vice president of the Tucson Pima Arts Council Board, praised the four finalists, honoring the work each of the design teams brought to the panel. “We were committed to find a group who would honor our community and offer a site where every culture could feel welcome and engaged in our civic processes.”

With the civic plaza and memorial planning to start, a “Together We Thrive” capital campaign is underway with honorary co-chairs former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and nationally known businessman Jim Click, Jr., inspiring the fund raising effort. Click kicked off the campaign earlier this year with a $100,000 donation. In addition, the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, City of Tucson, Pima County and Rio Nuevo also have greatly supported the effort to help finalize the memorial location and bring resources and expertise to the project. Included in the broad range of individual and corporate donors who helped move the planning forward was Councilwoman Regina Romero, Ward 1, who led the effort to secure Parks & Recreation funds to support the design process.

The Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation, formed as a 501 (c)(3) in 2012, has as its sole mission the completion of a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011, tragedy. For more information about the foundation and memorial plans, visit www.tucsonsmemorial.org.

 


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Editor’s Note: We will do our best to get you the images and video provided by the design teams as soon as possible, but it may not be before 4 p.m., Thursday, April 2.

Public invited to view four January 8th Memorial preliminary designs

Thursday, April 2, at the Arizona History Museum auditorium

TUCSON, AZ (March 25, 2015) – The January 8th Memorial Foundation is hosting a public meeting where the four design team finalists will present their preliminary visions for a permanent commemorative memorial and master plan for El Presidio Park, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Arizona History Museum’s auditorium, 949 E. 2nd Street.

Each of the four teams will have 20 minutes during the public meeting to explain their ideas using visual descriptions and renderings. The design team finalists presenting Thursday, April 2, are:

  • CSAO (Chee Salette Architecture Office) with Rebeca Méndez Design, ag Licht, and Swan/Starts
  • HOK
  • Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
  • Logan Simpson Design

In addition to the public presentation Thursday, April 2, there will be other options to review the four proposals beginning Monday, April 6:

  • The teams’ plans will be available to view on the January 8 Memorial Foundation websites. In addition to the images, each team will have a five minute video they created about their designs. The website includes an option for the public to submit comments about the designs.
  • Each team will have three boards showing their plans displayed in the windows of the University of Arizona Downtown College of Agriculture, Planning and Landscape Architecture on Stone Avenue.

This is the third phase of the design competition where each team displays and explains their memorial design concept with a site plan, memorial location, and area for events and public use. The selection panel and others with direct connections to the January 8 tragedy will have extended presentations by the four teams. A final selection and announcement of the design team will be made within a 60-day timeframe. The team selected then will work with stakeholders and community members to finalize the memorial design and master plan concept for El Presidio Park.

The permanent memorial will commemorate the January 8, 2011, mass shooting that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, killed six people and injured 12 others. The memorial is also intended to honor the spirit of the Tucson community in its responses to the tragedy and to inspire future generations to work together on community issues.

The Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation, formed as a 501 (c)(3) in 2012, has as its sole mission the completion of a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011, tragedy. For more information about the foundation and memorial plans, visit www.tucsonsmemorial.org.

For more information about the four finalists, visit the teams’ websites at:

  • Chee Salette Architecture Office, Los Angeles, Bonn, Germany and Tucson (www.csaoarchitects.com)
  • HOK, Chicago (hok.com/about/locations/chicago)
  • Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, Tucson (www.ibarrarosano.com)
  • Logan Simpson Design, Tempe (www.logansimpson.com)

The Tucson Pima Arts Council is assisting in the administration of the design process for the January 8 Memorial. For more information about the process, visit http://www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org/.

 


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October 28th, 2014– El Dia de Los Muertos Display Honors January 8th Victims Arizona Historical Society and Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation Partner on Exhibit

Tucson, Az — El Dia de los Muertos, the 3000-year old Mexican holiday that honors the dead, is the inspiration for a special new exhibit at the Arizona History Museum that pays tribute to the six individuals who died on January 8, 2011. The result of a partnership between the Arizona Historical Society and Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation, El Dia de los Muertos: Remembering January 8th, features a sampling of tribute items left in the wake of the mass shooting that killed six people and wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.

Julia Arriola, who curated the exhibit for the Society, sorted through hundreds of boxes of teddy bears, candles, and written offerings that were left at three spontaneous memorials that sprang up in Tucson in the hours and days that followed the shooting. “The exhibit captures the sentiment behind the deeply meaningful tributes left by the community. It has been an honor to create a display that invites all to come and remember and, in many ways, serves as a thank you to the entire community for the generosity of their hearts and spirits,” Arriola said.

Karen Christensen, Board President of the Tucson January 8th Memorial Foundation, added, “The Day of the Dead celebration is a major event in Tucson, Arizona, and we are deeply honored to have this special tribute be part of the city’s celebration of all who have died. The collective response of our community to the January 8 shooting was an inspiration to us all, and with this beautiful display, we again have the chance to pay tribute and to reflect on the deep communal bond that was among the legacies of the shooting.”

The exhibit opens Wednesday, October 29, and runs through Friday, January 9, 2015. The Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum is located at 949 E. 2nd Street in Tucson. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and more information is available at www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org. Dia de los Muertos, celebrated in Mexico and in parts of the United States, including Arizona, dates to the Aztecs’ early display of skulls to honor the dead. The Aztecs viewed death not as the end of existence but as the continuation of life – a belief that remains at the heart of current Day of the Dead celebrations.

The Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation formed as a 501 (c)(3) in 2012. Its sole mission is the completion of a permanent Memorial to the January 8 tragedy. www.tucsonmemorial.org

October 5, 2014– Sixty Design Teams Vie for Chance to Design Permanent January 8th Memorial
Decision Expected By Selection Committee in January 2015

(Tucson, AZ) Sixty design firms and artists, both national and international, have submitted applications to the Tucson January 8th Memorial Foundation to create the permanent memorial to the January 8, 2011, mass shooting that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, killed 6 people and injured 12 others.

Twenty of the submissions are based in Tucson and more than half are in Arizona. Submissions were also received from 12 other states ranging from California to Texas, and extended to Spain, Toronto and New Delhi.

“We are thrilled with the strong response to our call for the right design team to create for our community a permanent memorial that embodies the strength of our region,” said Karen Christensen, President of the Tucson January 8th Memorial Foundation Board of Directors. “The winning design will meet our challenge to create a design that honors those who died and were wounded, captures the spirit of community our citizens demonstrated in the wake of the tragedy, and celebrates the democratic process that was at the heart of the gathering that 8th day of January.”

The Memorial will include three components:

• Exterior community space in El Presidio Park, the hub of Tucson’s government center, which provides a natural connection to the active democracy that was taking place at Congress on Your Corner where the tragedy occurred;
• Interior space on the first floor of the Historic Pima County Courthouse, created in partnership with Pima County and the Tucson Museum of Art, to tell the story of what happened including the overwhelming community response in the days and weeks that followed;
• Deeper story-telling through an array of technologies including oral histories of those impacted, which will be available as an ongoing source of research, as well as an archive of selected tribute items left after the tragedy at the spontaneous memorial sites.

The winning design team chosen from this selection process will focus on the exterior community space in El Presidio Park and be charged with creating both a design for the Jan. 8 Memorial and a Master Plan concept for the park, with significant public input. The other components of the Memorial will be developed through a separate process. Design team selection is set for January 2015.
“We have a top-notch selection committee (complete list attached) and The Tucson Pima Arts Council is guiding the design process,” said Mary Ellen Wooten, Public Art Manager for Tucson Pima Arts Council. “The process we have in place will include substantial community input and assure selection based on the highest design standards and we are confident the memorial will bring new vitality to this historic civic space.”

The Tucson January 8 Memorial Foundation formed as a 501 (c)(3) in 2012. Its sole mission is the completion of a permanent Memorial to the January 8 tragedy. www.tucsonmemorial.org


 

The map of the proposed memorial site–

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