2018 Issues Over Easy - October
Join the Tucson Metro Chamber for breakfast to discuss public policy issues that affect local business and our community. This monthly gathering connects you with the Chamber’s advocacy program and keeps you up to speed on current events affecting the Tucson metro area.
Southern Arizona, A Leader in Mining
Join us to hear a presentation on Southern Arizona’s newest mining project, South32’s newly acquired Hermosa Mine. Learn about the evolution of the project, expected timeline, and hear why South32 acquired the project’s previous owner Arizona Mining for a staggering $1.3 billion. Come hear why Southern Arizona is poised to be the world leader in hard rock mining.
Vice President, Community & Government Affairs
Greg Lucero is responsible for community and governmental relations for the South32 Hermosa project. South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company producing bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. The company headquarters are in Perth, Western Australia. The Hermosa project is located approximately 9 miles south of Patagonia adjacent to the old Harshaw townsite. The project is expected to be one of the largest Lead-Zinc mines in the world.
Prior to joining South32 Greg served in a similar position for Arizona Mining on the same project. Prior to working in the mining industry Greg served as the County Manager for Santa Cruz County, for nearly 9 years. He has over 30 years of management experience working in local, state, and federal governments. He has served as a Special Assistant to former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt, an Assistant to former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini, and has also worked for the Pima County Board of Supervisors and the Tucson City Council. He has experience as a department head, deputy city manager, and city manager. Greg also has management experience working for a large civil engineering firm having served as both an Office Manager and Regional Vice President.
Greg is extremely involved in the community and was elected the Nogales City Council and the Nogales Unified School District No. 1 Governing Board. He currently chairs the Government Affairs Committee for the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce and was past President of the Nogales Noon Lions Club and Vice Chair of the Economic Development Tourism Advisory Board for the City of Nogales. Greg is also a member of Nogales Rotary, the First United Church Village Board, and is active in many other civic organizations in the community.
Greg was born and raised in Douglas, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Arizona and hopes to eventually earn an MPA from the University as well. His hobbies and interest include all sports and is an avid outdoorsman. He is passionate about hunting and spends most of the fall and winter out in the field. Greg is listed in the Boone and Crockett all-time record book for Coues Whitetail and Mule Deer. Greg is also a marathon runner and when he isn’t working he is usually found running or biking the roads and trails throughout Santa Cruz County.