Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards
Arizona Game and Fish Commission Announces Recipients Of This Year's Commission Awards
September 1, 2022
PHOENIX - The Arizona Game and Fish Commission announced 14 recipients of the 2022 Commission Awards at its Sept. 9 meeting in Pinetop, Ariz.
The awards 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.
This year's recipients are:
Award of Excellence – Brian McIntyre, Cochise County Attorney's Office
Youth Conservationist of the Year – Gila Ridge High School FFA Agricultural Mechanical Team
Media of the Year – Robbie Kroger, Blood Origins
Conservation Organization of the Year – Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society
Conservationist of the Year – Don McDowell
Natural Resource Professional of the Year – Scott Feldhausen
Volunteer of the Year – Doug Beach
Educator of the Year – Kathy Balman
Mentor of the Year – Gabriel Paz
Advocate of the Year – Senator David Gowan
Business Partner of the Year - KUIU
Buck Appleby Hunter Education Instructor of the Year – Jim Rich
Wildlife Habitat Steward of the Year – Scott and Dawn Dunton, Dunton Ranch
North American Model Commissioner's Award – Kelly Alkhoury
The awards will be presented at the Commission's Annual Awards Banquet on
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Grande
Ballroom, 11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020. See form below for banquet tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
Registration and Sponsorship Form can be found at https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/_ut1MDvT-NOEHXuLmYwlEg .
The first Commission Awards event was held in January 1991. Since then, nearly 400 recipients have been recognized for their dedicated work toward securing Arizona's wildlife for generations to come.