Join the Copper Communities Food Hub for the Farm to Fantastic Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market will be in both Dudleyville and Superior following this schedule. Enjoy locally produced and sold food!
Dudleyville 9 am to Noon
- June 7 & 21
- July 5 & 19
- August 2 & 16
- September 6 & 20
Superior 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
- June 14 & 25
- July 12 & 26
- August 9 & 23
- September 13 & 27
The market is still looking for producers. Please contact Holly Brantley at (928) 701-3097 or Shelbi Lindesmith at (330) 592-4842 for more information or to be involved.
The WaterWays exhibit is now open through June 16, 2019 at the Central Arizona College – Aravaipa Campus in Winkleman. It was inaugurated May 7 and there will be speakers on May 16, May 30 and June 6 from 1 to 2 pm.
See speaker & presentations titles below.
WaterWays is a Smithsonian traveling exhibit made possible by Arizona Humanities and Arizona State University. It will be at the Aravaipa Campus of Central Arizona College between May 4 and June 16, 2019. The inauguration will take place on May 7 at 2:30 pm. See the WaterWays website.
The Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition decided in its March Board of Directors meeting to recommend to the Arizona State Board of Transportation reconsider its funding priorities. The Board’s resolution says, in part, “the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) tentative five year plan and budget for 2020-2024 that the proposed plans place the rural communities of Eastern Pinal and Southern Gila County and rural communities throughout the state at risk and in economic jeopardy.”
“The proposal to use the majority of funds designated for the thirteen rural counties on improvements to the Interstate highway system at the neglect and expense of the non- interstate highways is a grossly negligent approach to the primary transportation arteries in rural Arizona. Without critical funding to maintain and make improvements to the non- interstate highways the safety of rural residents and commercial motorists is severely compromised. Adequate funding to address deteriorating road conditions and heavy congestion of truck traffic in narrow roadways is paramount to insuring safe driving conditions and the overall economic stability in our rural communities.”
The Board is petitioning the Arizona State Board of Transportation to “redirect funding and priorities back into the thirteen rural counties and the non-interstate highways that serve the rural communities…”
The CCEDC Board met on the patio of the Apache Sky Casino in Dudleyville, Arizona on March 29, 2019. This was the annual meeting and election of officers took place. See About Us for the CCEDC Board Members. The upcoming Smithsonian Waterways exhibition at the Central Arizona College Aravaipa campus which will have its inauguration on May 7, was discussed. A presentation was made on the CCEDC’s social media presence – the website and Facebook page. Finally, the Board approved a resolution to support highway funding for rural Arizona.
Our Regional Tourism Team will be hosting a booth at the Great Canadian Picnic to help promote all of our amazing communities of the Copper Corridor. It’s a great event for everyone.
The 67th Annual Great Canadian Picnic, which welcomes 3000 attendees from Canada and the U.S., is set to take place on Saturday February 2, 2019 at the South Mountain Park Activity Complex. It is a family fun day filled with activities, games, live music, snow games, rock climbing wall, classic cars, door prizes, great food and so much more for both adults and kids! An annual highlight of many Arizona-Canadians and their friends, it is open to the public and admission is free.
The CCEDC Board met on 1/18/19 in Dudleyville. Updates were made on the tourism logo, the supplier portal and the Smithsonian Waterways exhibit. It was decided to continue support low-income seniors to apply for US Dept of Agriculture home improvement grants & loans. Discussion took place on completing the Food Hub Project and it was decided to create a CCEDC web site. The next CCEDC Board Meeting will be held 3/29/19 at the Apache Sky Casino.