Man, Woman, Youth Leaders of the Year.
Every year Prescott Area Leadership recognizes individuals who exemplify outstanding leadership and positively influence our Quad City communities through service at our Man, Woman and Youth Leaders of the Year dinner and awards event.
Proceeds from this event are used to foster development of effective leadership skills in community youth. This includes awarding a $2,000 scholarship each to the male and female Youth Leaders of the Year, as well as $500 each to two male and two female finalists, and to fund Quad City youth participation in our annual Prescott Area Youth Leadership Academy.
While we were not able to have our typical in-person event to recognize and honor our 2020 Leaders of the Year nominees and award recipients, we wish to honor them here!
2020 Leaders Honored
Our annual Man, Woman and Youth Leaders of the Year celebration is typically an in-person event in April at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. However, those plans for a large gathering were derailed by Covid-19.
We announced the 2020 Youth Leaders of the Year in April - MADISON JACKSON and AARON GORDON - so that they could utilize their monetary awards for college.
The Man and Woman Leader of the Year were revealed on December 2 on a live-streamed facebook event at Goods from the Garden with technical help from Signals AZ. All finalists in each category were invited to attend either in person or virtually.
The Man Leader of the Year honor goes to LARRY GRAY, Military Outreach Coordinator for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and active volunteer for Meals on Wheels, People Who Care, and in Firewise efforts in his HOA among other things.
JESSI HANS earned the Woman Leader of the Year honor for her efforts toward ending homelessness as Executive Director of the Coalition for Compassion and Justice. She is a collaborative force, bringing together all stakeholders to create effective solutions for the challenges of housing.
She hopes to create an innovative model for reducing homelessness that can easily be replicated where needed.
2020: Current Year.
Female Youth Leaders
✔ Nicole Babbitt
✔ Madison Jackson
✔ Erin Kennedy
Male Youth Leaders
✔ Ethan Morse
✔ Jacob Packer
✔ Aaron Gordon
✔ Nicole Kennedy
✔ Jessi Hans
✔ Sue Rutherford
✔ Larry Gray
✔ Scott Masher
✔ Clark Tenney
Aaron Gordon - Male Youth Leader
Madison Jackson - Female Youth Leader
Larry Gray - Military Outreach Coordinator for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve
Jessi Hans - Executive Director of Coalition for Compassion & Justice
Jesse Burke - Pastor, founder of
Arizona 1.27 & Kind Defined
Robin Sobotta – Director of Prescott Regional Airport
Ashton Burch – Male Youth Leader
Addie Daniels – Female Youth Leader
Joe Baynes – Director Prescott Parks & Recreation
Karin Ward – Superintendent Beaver Creek Sch Dist
Ryan Peach – Male Youth Leader
Kateri Wrublik – Female Youth Leader
Dan Streeter – Superintendent HUSD
Marnie Uhl – President/CEO Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce
Alex Daniels – Male Youth Leader
Anne Snyder – Female Youth Leader
Mike Fann – Owner/President of Fann Contracting
Harvey Skoog – Mayor of Prescott Valley
Lynda Kieckhefer – Williamson Valley School Board
Brandon Nguyen – Male Youth Leader
Sydney Sundell – Female Youth Leader
Paul Mitchell – Coalition for Compassion and Justice/Executive Director
Fritzi Mavis – People Who Care/Executive Director
Justin Corbell – Male Youth Leader
Victoria Reckmeyer – Female Youth Leader
Mary Ellen Sandeen
Dr David Hess
Dr Sam Downing V
Judge Robert Brutinel
Judge Robert Kuebler