The Mission of the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association is to act in the interests of the members on issues such as limiting commercial development, reducing litter and crime, and retaining environmental quality.

Upcoming Events

• 5/21/22 GPANA Board Meeting via Zoom

• 6/11/22 Cleanup at Feliz Paseos Park 

Olivia Cajero Bedford

Olivia Cajero Bedford passed away on February 9, 2022. Olivia served in the Arizona House and Senate for 16 years. 

​She loved representing the citizens of the west side of Tucson and could be found at election time standing in the bed of her purple truck waving at potential voters or going door to door to talk to her constituents. Olivia, true to her beginnings, backed the working class, always fighting for teachers, law enforcement, and unions. She was a pro-choice voter and worked hard to save the beautiful Sonoran desert from overdevelopment.

Olivia served on the GPANA board from 2005-2016 and always came out for our roadside cleanups usually wearing her trademark color, purple. She will be sorely missed and our condolences go out to her family and friends. GPANA will be dedicating our annual contribution to Camp Cooper in her memory. To read her full obituary, please CLICK HERE.

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Check presented to Cooper Center in honor of Olivia Cajero Bedford

President Denise Garland presented a $500 check to Colin Waite, Director of the Cooper Center, in honor of the late Olivia Cajero Bedford at the Spring Membership Meeting. The check will help support the mission of the Cooper Center in bringing an appreciation of the desert to children of all ages living in the Tucson area. Olivia's family, seated in the front row, was present at the meeting. At the meeting Marie Light, hydrologist at Tucson Water, gave a presentation on water harvesting and more.

Click here for info: Watershed Management Group.

Click here for Rainwater Harvesting ideas

Click here for info on Buffelgrass

Why join GPANA?

A robust membership helps GPANA when it comes to dealing with the county on issues that affect our Gates Pass Area neighborhood. Numbers matter!

​Membership dues are $20 per household (maximum of 2 people) per calendar year. November is our Membership Month for the coming year though you are welcome to join at any time. Benefits include alerts on issues that concern our Gates Pass area, informative membership meetings twice a year, opportunities to help keep our area clean and beautiful and more. Click here to go to our JOIN page.

Did you know?

Our Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association is a voluntary affiliation. We are NOT a homeowners' association. Our GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF INTEREST is all areas of the Tucson Mountains, and other preserves and park lands. Our primary focus is the area bordered by the Gates Pass Road summit on the west, Ironwood Hills Drive on the north, David Yetman Trail on the south, and Painted Hills Road on the east.