On October 1, 2021, CIC received the humbling honor of being named the DPR Construction Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion at this year’s Copper Cactus Awards, the flagship gathering of community leaders by Tucson Metro Chamber. This is our second consecutive Copper Cactus Award, it 2020 CIC received the Tucson Electric Power Social Impact Award in our budget category. 
 
While we don’t do this work for the awards, this was a special moment to stop and celebrate everyone who has contributed to making our programs worthy of recognition.
 
Most notably, this acknowledgment must be shared with the members of the BIPOC Community Managed Load Fund Committee, who have worked alongside us every step of the way and challenged us to do better and think bigger towards building a more just and equitable economy.
 
And finally, massive congratulations to all the nominees and winners, including our partners over at Startup Tucson (Innovation) and YWCA Southern Arizona (Social Impact).
 
It takes a village to build a thriving community and our team was elated to be celebrating in such good company!

Watch our short video created for the 2021 Copper Cactus Awards by Commotion Studios