Our Amazing Guest Speakers

2085905Murry Everson from Camp Abilities of Tucson was our guest speaker.  Camp Abilities is a privately funded comprehensive developmental sports camp for children and young adults who are blind, deaf/blind or multiply disabled. The camp provides a 1:1 instructional situation for each child., as well as adapted sporting and recreational activities for 30 participants with visual impairments and multiple disabilities. They vary in socio-economic status, ethnic background and level of skills and abilities.


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Barbara LaWall spoke with the Oro Valley Optimist Club. Through wide-ranging and innovative programs, the County Attorney’s Office cultivates strong community connections and works closely with citizens to make Pima County a safer place to live and work.

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The Pima County Board of Supervisors appointed Chris Nanos as Sheriff effective August 1, 2015. Sheriff Nanos inherited a professional law enforcement agency that is on the cutting edge of technology, training and equipment. The Sheriff’s Department is comprised of nearly 1500 highly qualified, trained, and committed employees complemented by over 400 volunteers who provide support throughout the organization. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has led the way in regionalizing law enforcement efforts and resources with the implementation of a countywide interoperable public safety communications system (PCWIN); spearheading the creation of the Pima Regional SWAT Team and Bomb Squad; facilitating regional police motorcycle and canine training; and operating a Regional Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy. Through regionalization, local law enforcement agencies leverage resources and personnel to serve the greater community and Pima County.

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Daniel G. Sharp has served as Chief of Police for the Town of Oro Valley since January 2000. Prior to his appointment as Chief, Sharp spent more than 21 years with the Tucson Police Department, working in virtually every area of the department.

Chief Sharp served as an adjunct faculty member for Law Enforcement Programs at Pima Community College and as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona. He is routinely requested to lecture on public policy related to Community Policing and Ethics.

Chief Sharp holds a masters degree in educational leadership and is a graduate of the 190th Session of the FBI National Academy.

In 2014 he was awarded the J. Stannard Baker Award for “outstanding lifetime contributions to highway safety,” and was named recipient of the 2013 Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award.