About Town of Sahuarita
The Town of Sahuarita operates under the Council-Manager form of government. This means that the Sahuarita Town Council is responsible for the policy matters of the Town and hire a Town Manager to oversee staff and carry out the day to day functions of the Town.
Our town is a namesake of the most recognized symbol of the region, the Saguaro, and roughly translates to little saguaro. A look at the surrounding landscape shows you why ranching settlers called it that. Little saguaros can be found everywhere around us, just off the beaten path. The youngest of these fantastic cacti grow under the shade of mesquite and palo verde trees that span our beautiful landscape.
Incorporated in 1994, Sahuarita is the fifth youngest town in the State, but people have lived here for as many as 12,000 years. This land is blessed with a rich cultural history and legacy established by the ancestors of Native American groups who still live here. About 4,000 years ago, Native Americans inhabited villages along the river, where complex canals supported intensive agriculture. The Tohono Oodham, and the Hohokam before them, grew corn, squash, beans, and other crops, like cotton and agave, and also gathered a vast array of edible wild plants.