by Debra Perry

Calling all residents to come have a voice in the Corona de Tucson (CdT) community! The Santa Rita Foothills Community Association (SRFCA) is a Corona de Tucson community organization with solid roots to our local community over the past 38 years of existence, since our incorporation in 1980. The organization has made numerous contributions and positive impacts within Corona and throughout Pima County. In fact, we maintain solid partnerships with local municipalities, government officials, and vital community action groups. We regularly communicate with various officials of Pima County, Vail, City of Tucson, Vail Unified School District, Citizens of Vail for Education, American Legion Post 109, Vail Parent Network, Corona Cares, Newtowners, Vail Preservation Society, South East Regional Council, Vail ReSources, Corona Youth Sports, Southeast Library Steering Committee, Vail School District Foundation, the Vail Chamber of Commerce, and many more.

We are always looking for Corona residents, friends, neighbors, and enthusiastic people to join our community organization. We encourage membership to help our community to reach its highest potential! SRFCA meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Discussions include compelling local topics of interest and are highlighted by notable guest speakers. Past speakers include: Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy; Lt. Jeffery Copfer, Rincon Division Commander of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department; Fernando Molina, Public Information Officer of the Tucson Water Department; Calvin Baker, Superintendent and John Carruth, Associate Superintendent of the Vail School District; Chief Simon Davis, Fire Marshal Charlotte Herdliska, and Public Information Officer Todd Cuppell of the CdT Fire Department; JJ Lamb, Executive Director of the Vail Preservation Society; Lucretia Free, owner of the Vail Voice and Vail representative for Pima County Supervisor Christy’s office; Amber Matthewson, Director of the Pima County Library System; and Allie Berryman, Creator/Director of the Corona Little Free Library, just to name a few.

People have often confused our organization as a Homeowners Association (HOA). The Santa Rita Foothills Community Association is a well-established community organization with a benevolent Corona de Tucson community focus for our residents, membership, and community. Our association bylaws provide strict adherence to the local Corona de Tucson Fire District boundaries. SRFCA Membership is $20 annually per household. Membership provides a monthly local newsletter, access to our Facebook page, and voting rights for area community topics of discussion affecting the organization and our community interests. SRFCA general meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM in the fire department conference room at the Corona de Tucson Firehouse #1 located at 99 East Tallahassee Drive, Corona de Tucson.  General meetings are open to the public (you do not need not be a member of the SRFCA to attend).

We have an all-volunteer elected executive board who are all residents of the Corona de Tucson Community. Join us for at an upcoming monthly meeting or reach us via our Facebook page: Santa Rita Foothills Community Association, our website:, by email:, or by postal mail: SRFCA, PO Box 861, Vail, AZ 85641.

As the longest running association in Corona, we’d love to see you at our next meeting! At our October meeting on Thursday, October 11th, 2018, we will be discussing the increase in criminal activity throughout Corona, how residents can protect their property and future growth.  As our guest speaker, we have Lt. Jeffrey Copfer, Commander of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department on hand to provide a presentation and answer questions.  This is a public meeting and all residents of Corona de Tucson are invited to attend.

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