The Desert Peaks Awards were initiated by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to recognize individuals and partnerships that have demonstrated a commitment to regionalism through their cooperative efforts. By working together, local governments can solve common problems, proactively address concerns that affect all communities, and produce impressive results that strengthen both individual communities and the region. These joint efforts often lead to a better use of resources and service delivery to citizens. By participating in this nomination process, you are helping us honor those people, projects and partnerships that make our region a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.
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Dennis Smith Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Public Partnership Award Winner: Apache Junction Chronic Homeless Committee
Public-Private Partnership Award Winner: Dementia Friendly Tempe
Professional Service Award Winner: Judge Elizabeth Finn, City of Glendale
Regional Partnership Award Winner: Text to 9-1-1 Project
Outstanding Economic Development Champion Winner: City of Avondale
Regional Excellence Winner: Greg Stanton
Sponsoring the 2018 Desert Peaks Awards helps us recognize leaders who help make the Maricopa region a better place to live, work, and play. Together we organized an event that demonstrates how effective partnerships and collaborations can lead to significant improvements for thos who reside in the MAG region.
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