Green Valley, AZ
Who’s in Charge?
Because Green Valley is an unincorporated, geographically defined area of Pima County, Green Valley is governed by Pima County. We are safeguarded by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. We are subject to Pima County’s Planning Department decisions on our growth and zoning as well as the decisions of Pima County Departments on other governmental actions. However, Green Valley’s fire protection is provided by the Green Valley Fire District.
Because Green Valley is not self governing, the early residents quickly realized that they, as individuals or individual HOAs, had no clout with Pima County. As a remedy, in 1973 they formed a unique organization, The Green Valley Council, a nonprofit organization whose all-volunteer members include HOAs and local businesses. In 1989, Pima County recognized the Green Valley Council as the official Voice of the Community. The Council acts as the catalyst in bringing Green Valley’s issues to Pima County. The Council meets with various Pima County Departments on a regular basis and advocates for Green Valley’s concerns. The Council provides the “clout” that the early residents knew they needed!