January Featured Speaker

Tom Murphy


Tom Murphy was elected to the Town Council in 2013. He and his family moved to Sahuarita in 2003 as their final stop, culminating 42 years of combined military service for him and his wife Lynn. Murphy is passionate about serving his community and public service. After retiring from the USAF in 1995, he earned his associate degree in Business from the University of Maryland. He then spent 14 years in service to his family. During this time, Murphy was actively involved in his daughters’ schools. He volunteered in classrooms, tutored disadvantaged children, and was active in the PTA. Soon after moving to Sahuarita, he was elected to the school board and has been serving on it since January 1995, with two terms as president.Tom believes that furthering the economic development of the town is the key to making the town a place where everyone will want to call home. He was elected to Mayor in 2016 and re-elected in 2022.

Tom will discuss the economic development of the Town of Sahuarita and provide updates on the traffic light at Quail Creek Crossing and Copper World Mine.  He will also install the QCRC 2023 Board of Directors.