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Commission Awards Banquet Set for January 17, 2015

The annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center, 37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377. The event will honor the recipients of the 2014 Commission Awards that were selected at the Commission’s September 5-6, 2014 meeting (see below). The purpose of these awards are to recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state's wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. The cost is $55 per individual. Click on the link below for an RSVP Registration Form.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Commission held its first annual awards banquet on January 12, 1991. Since then, a total of 330 recipients have been recognized with Commission awards. The awards banquet gives the Commission an opportunity to recognize individual and organizational award recipients for their contributions to Arizona’s wildlife resources.

All of the costs associated with the awards banquet must be paid for by ticket sales and sponsorship donations, including the complimentary tickets for award recipients and their spouses or immediate family members. Award Table Sponsorships for organizations are available for $550 and include a table in the organization's name, logo advertisement in the event program, recognition in the introductory PowerPoint presentation and event press release, and four banquet tickets for the organization. Click on the link below for additional information on sponsorship packages and the form.

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2014 Award Recipients

Award of Excellence: Arizona Sheriffs Association/Western States Sheriffs Association

Youth Environmentalist of the Year: Carter Lawrence

Outdoor Writer of the Year: Chery Hartz

Media of the Year: Don McDowell

Conservation Organization of the Year: Catalina Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction Advisory Committee

Conservationist of the Year: Tom Mackin

Natural Resource Professional of the Year: Lorraine Christian

Volunteer of the Year: Jared Young

Educator of the Year: John Warren and Topock Elementary School

Mentor of the Year: Terry Herndon

Advocate of the Year: Congressman Paul Gosar and Arizona House Representative Frank Pratt

Buck Appleby Hunter Education Instructor of the Year: Keith and Jan Nash

Wildlife Habitat Steward of the Year: John Holbrook

North American Model Commissioners Award: Craig McMullen

 

 


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