The entries are coming in!

We’re looking for those along the Interstate 19 region who have made their communities a better place to live, play and build a future. We’ll honor them at an evening reception Sept. 10.

The event title says it all: AZ-19 Region Most Influential People.

We’re looking for those who are standouts in their personal lives or on the job. People who volunteer, who look in on their neighbors, who make others a priority. People who care and take action.

It’s simple to get the nominations process rolling. Just send us the name, email address and phone number of your nominee. (You can nominate yourself.) Also, include a line or two about why the nominee is among the AZ-19 Region Most Influential People. We’ll dig in and do more research. Deadline to nominate somebody is June 30.

Send your nominations to me, Publisher Dru Sanchez,

Remember, the nominee doesn’t necessarily have to be high profile in the community or have a job that touches hundreds of lives — though we’d welcome those, too. But let’s not overlook the everyday good neighbors who make others’ lives better.

Chambers of Commerce in Green Valley and Nogales are helping out with the voting, and we have sponsorships available — see me for info on that.

Last year’s event was big! You can find an online slideshow honoring them all, and a special section published for the event at, under the menu button, “Special publications.”

Be part of this year’s celebration. Let us hear from you by June 30!

— Dru Sanchez, publisher

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