Vail, AZ --- Members of the Vail Community Action Board (VCAB) endorsed the efforts of Citizens for Vail to incorporate the Town of Vail at its Thursday, August 8th membership meeting.
“The VCAB has been instrumental in bringing conversations, studies, town halls and conclusions through such programs as A Voice for Vail and Vision Quest regarding the issue of incorporation,” said VCAB President Anne Gibson. “Citizens for Vail has continued to build upon those programs and taken the initiative to go forward for a vote of those registered voters residing within the boundaries of the proposed Town of Vail,” she added.
“It is the mission of the VCAB to encourage local self-governance, but the VCAB has limitations as to its effectiveness as compared to that of a formalized town,” said VCAB Vice President Pastor David Hook.
As a town, Vail will have a seat on the Pima Association of Governments, the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee and other governmental entities that will allow the citizens of Vail direct participation.
“The boundaries of the proposed Town of Vail cover a small portion of the greater Vail area, but with incorporation,” states President Gibson, “the Vail community will be aided in its efforts to bring much needed services into the Vail area.”
The VCAB is asking the voters residing within the boundaries of the proposed Town of Vail to vote “Yes” in the November election, she said.
It is the mission of the VCAB to effect positive change through collaboration among residents, schools, businesses, government entities and others, and to help facilitate a safe and healthy environment. The VCAB accomplishes this unity by listening to community needs, advocating shared solutions and providing ongoing feedback.