Laughlin Buzz

Sep 26, 2013

2013 Community Achievement Awards

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

Tropicana Laughlin

‘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

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

Tickets are $75 per person, for more information call 702-298-2214.

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