Laughlin, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave
The 2013 Community Achievement Awards are coming up very soon. The banquet will be held October 5th at the Aquarius Casino Resort. Tickets for the event, sponsored by Valley View Medical Center, are on sale now at the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce, 1585 South Casino Drive in Laughlin.
The finalists for 2013 are:
Youth Citizen of the Year - This category recognizes young leaders in their senior year of high school. Each final four nominee will receive a $500 scholarship, with the top achiever receiving a $1,000 scholarship.
JD Gish - Mohave High School
Megan Irgens - Mohave High School
Kristin Ann Johnson - Laughlin High School
Dawson Rickets - Mohave High School
Tourism - This award is reserved for an individual who has positively impacted the tourism industry in the Tri-state area, giving their time and energy to enhance the region’s number one industry.
Mark Sterbens - VP Marketing E-Center, Edgewater and Colorado Belle Casino Resorts
Tom Gallant- Around the River Publishing & Producing, Inc.
Jeff Pfeiffer -GM Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casino Resorts
Golden Nugget Valet - Golden Nugget Laughlin
Civic Service - This honor is given to a local leader working for little or no pay. It is dedicated to individuals on community or civic boards assisting local government agencies and making less than $2,500 annually for their extra efforts.
Fred Doten - Laughlin Town Advisory Board
Sheila Shutts - City Council Bullhead City
James Vincent - Laughlin Town Advisory Board
Jim Watt - Laughlin Chamber VIP Liaison
Public Service - This award honors law enforcement, firefighters, emergency service workers, city or county staff members, department heads or paid elected or appointed positions representing the Bullhead City, Laughlin or Mohave Valley area.
Tim Atkins - Justice of the Peace Laughlin
Emily Fromelt - Public Information Officer and Investigative Assistant, Property Crimes Unit, Bullhead City Police Department
Rodney Head - Chief of Police, City of Bullhead City
Deborah Murray - Community Development Manager, Laughlin Town Managers Office, Clark County
Humanitarian Award - This award recognizes compassionate people that are dedicated and committed to community service by donating their time, talents and money to not-for-profit organizations.
Bobby DeBatt - Substance Abuse/Domestic Violence Programs Coordinator, WestCare Arizona
Kellie Boff - Administrative Assistant, Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius
Patty Osterhout - Director of Hotel Operations,Golden Nugget Laughlin
Stacey Stutsman - Systems Advocate, WestCare Arizona
Community Service Organization Award - This award is for an active non-profit organization in our communities making contributions to the less fortunate.
Richard Springston American Legion Post 60 - Laughlin
Volunteers In Partnership - Laughlin
Senior Circle - Bullhead City
Rotary Club of Laughlin - Laughlin
Social Service Organization Award - This award is for a non-profit organization that directly provides necessary services for our youth, seniors or less fortunate residents in an effort to improve their quality of life through innovative projects or offerings.
Boys and Girls Club Colorado River - Laughlin and Bullhead City
Colorado River Women’s Council - Bullhead City
Tri-state Military Moms - Bullhead City
Entrepreneur of the Year Award - This award honors a person or persons of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and initiative - A person who is willing to take a chance and attempts to make a profit in the business world.
Ginny Clem - Origami Owl
Deann Lucchino - Stepping Stones Childcare
Tony Inglese - Principal Financial Group
Richard Brindisi - Rio Solare
Small Business of the Year - This award honors one for-profit, privately-owned small business (under 100 employees) setting an example for other businesses to follow by making outstanding contributions to community improvement projects through in-kind or monetary support.
Maddog Fitness - Bullhead City
Mattress Land Furniture - Bullhead City
Mohave Steakhouse - Bullhead City
Tri State Ace Building Materials - Bullhead City
Large Business of the Year- This award honors one for-profit, large business providing a much needed service to the area, making outstanding contributions to community projects and or setting an example for other businesses to follow.
Aquarius Casino Resort
Golden Nugget Laughlin
Western Arizona Regional Medical Center
‘Green’ Business of the Year - This award was first introduced last year and is meant to recognize the importance of creating a ‘green’ environmentally friendly model in business operations. This business utilizes a strategy or strategies fostering energy efficiency, energy sustainability, recycling and or reutilization programs.
Combs Brothers Recycling
Desert River Kayak
Communications - This award is reserved for an individual, rather than an organization or business. It will honor someone in public relations, broadcasting or journalism that has made significant contributions in their field of endeavor in the Tri-state area.
Julie Fairman - Editor, Laughlin Nevada Times
Dustin Markovitz - Co-host, Journalist, Bowling Evolved.com
Cat Smith - Reporter, Mohave Daily News
Citizen of the Year - This is the highest honor and is awarded to an individual who fits into many of the other categories but is deserving of much more. This person has contributed selflessly to the Bullhead City, Laughlin and Mohave Valley communities by donating time, money, resources and/or public service work and has achieved significant respect both personally and professionally from their peers.
Lorrie Duggins - Community Services Officer, Bullhead City Police Department
William Knowles - Electronic Tech, Harrah’s Laughlin
Tim Atkins - Justice of the Peace, Laughlin
Sam Medrano - Councilman, City of Bullhead City