Arizona Forward Celebrates 50 Years of Environmental Excellence at Annual Gala

Posted By on October 3, 2019

The Event: Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards & 50th Anniversary Gala

The Cause: Arizona Forward

Mission: Arizona Forward is the state’s leading sustainability not-for-profit organization that has successfully worked on major environmental initiatives for Arizona since 1969.

Event Leadership: David Skinner, Board Chairman / Grady Gammage, Jr., Lead Judge / Lori Singleton, President & CEO of Arizona Forward

The Presidents Award: Mar 5 Gila River Indian Community Interpretative Trail.

The Governor’s Award for Arizona’s Future: Arizona’s Drought Contingency Plan Process (DCP)

Leading Sponsors: SRP (Title Sponsor) / Arizona State University, City of Mesa, HDR, Northern Arizona University, Nikola Motor Company, Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Vitalyst Health Foundation (50th Anniversary Sponsors)

Date held: Sept. 21, 2019

Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort

Program highlight: A total of 93 projects were nominated in the private and public sector with 12 receiving the Crescordia Award for each category.

Photo credit: Mike Myers & W Scott Mitchell Photography LLC

Anni Foster, General Counsel for Governor Doug Ducey
City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego
Dave Skinner, Lori Singleton & Michelle Olson
Representatives from Honeywell show off their award
Christopher Alt and Kelly Vanyo
Michael & Marney Babbit-Pierce
Representatives from the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
Peter Schlosser with the Arizona State University 50th Anniversary Recognition Award
Arizona Forward’s 50th Anniversary Gala at the Arizona Biltmore
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