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Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award

The Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award was established by Pima Association of Governments (PAG) Regional Council in June 2004 in dedication of the late Thomas L. Swanson, former executive director of PAG. Mr. Swanson distinguished himself throughout his career by working in cooperation with all segments of our community to address regional issues such as transportation, population growth, air quality and water quality.

The recipient of the 2012 Swanson Award is the late Timothy M. Ahrens. He was recognized for his spirit of cooperation, financial acumen and efforts in regional transportation, including his role as RTA Manager during the development of the Regional Transportation Authority plan, approved by voters in May 2006. The award was presented on posthumously on Jan. 23, 2014, during PAG's Regional Council meeting.

Nominations for the 2013 Swanson Award, which will be presented in the fall of 2014, are due July 30, 2014. View nomination forms at left.

Pima Association of Governments seeks nominations for annual leadership award

Nominations for Pima Association of Governments’ annual Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award will be accepted through July 30, 2014.

Criteria for the award include the following:

  • The recipient must enhance the regional community despite often restrictive jurisdictional boundaries.
  • The recipient must promote cooperation among citizens and local elected officials.
  • The recipient must provide leadership for innovation on regional issues such as:
    • Transportation
    • Population growth
    • Air quality
    • Water quality

Nominations must be received no later than July 30, 2014. The award recipient will be announced at a future meeting of PAG’s Regional Council.


Swanson Award


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