Event Details

Location: Tucson, AZ



Friday, NOVEMBER 3


Executive Director of Tucson Water

A Culture of Yes: Embracing Change at Tucson Water
Timothy’s approach to directing the all-important utility, Tucson Water, is of vital interest to all of us.  He will talk about his (our) program that will address the challenges that face Tucson Water –  the near-term issues and the longer term goals and contingency plans.  He will describe major initiatives that can have significant effects on the quality and quantity of water available in Tucson, including drinking water from waste water and large-scale recovery from storm water.  Tim leads his life thinking about our water – now and in the future!  We have a chance to hear his plans to keep this vital resource safe for us.

Tim Thomure is the Director of Tucson Water, a 575-person operation providing potable and reclaimed water service to 725,000 people in southern Arizona.  Tucson is recognized as a progressive community with an industry-leading water conservation ethic, state-of-the-art infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation programs, and a resilient water supply portfolio that provides water reliability to a desert region.  Tim is currently leading the utility in developing the next generation of water leaders internally, while pushing the boundaries of holistic water management externally to achieve sustainability across the urban water cycle.

Tim is a licensed PE with 23 years of experience working in public utilities, private industry, and consulting.  His areas of expertise include strategic planning, water supply, development, water recycling, and organizational development.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Arizona, and a Graduate Certificate in Water Policy from the University of Arizona.

Tucson has always been all about water.  From the Hohokam, irrigating their fields from the “then-running” Santa Cruz River to the rain-barrells that now help us water our gardens, we have always been a community focused on water.  Tim Thomure is our expert on the past, present, and future of our water in Tucson.  This is a presentation not to be missed from this fine speaker.  See you at the lunch (with the glass of water at each of our place settings).  

2200 E. Elm St. (between Campbell and Tucson Blvd.)
Free parking across the street from the main entrance

When you RSVP, tell us if you would prefer the vegetarian/vegan selection. Since this is a plated-luncheon, the main course for the attendees (including rolls, salad, dessert, and coffee or tea) will be the “Chef’s Choice.”

$30 at the door (cash or check)

Registration starts at 11:30 AM at The Arizona Inn (Tucson Room)
Lunch will be served at noon
RSVP:   To Marianne Kaestle at yaleclub.ariz@icloud.com by October 30.

Treat your reservation as a commitment and notify us if you are unable to attend

Marianne Kaestle
Yale Club of Southern Arizona
Director of Communications
Marianne Kaestle