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Annual Awards

  1. Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award
  2. Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award

Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award

About

The Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award was established in 2014 to recognize the first manager of the Regional Transportation Authority and his spirit of cooperation.

The late Mr. Ahrens was the RTA manager for Pima Association of Governments during development of the $2.1 billion, 20-year RTA plan. Besides having strong financial acumen, Mr. Ahrens understood how to reach a common goal and was admired by many for his cooperative spirit, engaging sense of humor and positive attitude.

2019 Award Application

2019 Award Application

Award Presentation

May 2019

Ahrens Partnering  Award Recipients
2019  
2018 No award
2017 AZ Dept. of Transportation
2016 City of Tucson
2015 Pima County
2014 Town of Sahuarita

 

Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award

Farhad Moghimi, PAG/RTA Executive Director, left, RTA Board Vice Chair Ramón Valadez, and PAG Regional Council Chair Bob Teso, present the 2019 Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award to Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert.


About

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, a 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, air quality, water quality and economic vitality.

Recipient Criteria for the award include the following :

  • Must enhance the regional community despite often restrictive jurisdictional boundaries
  • Must promote cooperation among citizens and local elected officials
  • Must provide leadership on regional issues such as: transportation, air quality, water quality and economic vitality

 

2020 Thomas L. Swanson Nomination Form - 2020 application

Award Presentation

January 2018 - PAG announces 2018 recipient of the Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award

Swanson Leadership Award Recipients
2019 Lee Lambert
2018 Michael V. Varney
2017 Rick Myers
2015 Hurvie Davis
2014 Katie Dusenberry
2012 The late Timothy M. Ahrens
2011 Sarah Smallhouse
2009 T VanHook
2008 Greg Gentsch
2007 The late William R. "Bill" Reilly
2006 Dick Roberts, Chet Davis
2005 Sheila Bowen
2004 Thomas McGovern
 

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