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The Leadership Boise Alumni Association annually recognizes four individuals and one nonprofit organization as recipients of the Community Leadership Awards at our Leadership Boise Class Graduation & LB Alumni Association Reunion. This year’s event will be held May 31st at The Grove
The five recipients will be recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the Treasure Valley community. The award categories are:
Distinguished Alumnus Award
The Distinguished Alumnus is presented to a graduate of Leadership Boise who has emerged as a community leader, demonstrated leadership excellence in his or her industry and has made a positive impact on our community. This individual is a model of what Leadership Boise encourages – actively engaged and educated citizens who have chosen to lead our community. This individual has become recognized as a leader among leaders in the Boise Valley.
2022: Carrie Westergard, Executive Director, Visit Boise!
2019: Judge Peter Barton
2018: Senator Chuck Winder
2017: Lauren McLean, Boise City Council
2016: Molly Lenty, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
2015: Corey Surber, MHS, Saint Alphonsus Health System
2014: Sharon Allen, Retired Deloitte
2013: Brad Wiskirchen, Keynetics
2012: Hal Bunderson, Former Idaho State Senator
2011: Doug Armstrong, President & General Manager, KTVB News Group
Nonprofit Excellence Award
The Nonprofit Excellence Award is presented to a nonprofit organization in the Boise Valley that is making a significant contribution to the community. This organization dramatically impacts a key area of need in the community and operates with integrity and nonprofit excellence. This organization is known as a “difference maker” in the Boise Valley.
2022: Boise Bicycle Project
2019: Idaho Voices For Children
2017: Family Advocates
2016: Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers
2015: Create Common Good
2014: Women’s & Children’s Alliance
2013: Treasure Valley YMCA
2012: Idaho Ronald McDonald House
2011: United Way of Treasure Valley
Social Responsibility Award
The Social Responsibility Award is presented to an individual whose extraordinary public service has made a positive impact on the community. This individual has chosen to give back to the community and serve others. The Boise Valley community is a better place because of the efforts of this individual.
2022: Jimmy Hallyburton, Executive Director, Boise Bicycle Project
2019: Chief Dennis Doan, Boise Fire Department
2018: Tim Breuer, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley
2017: Rev. Bill Roscoe, Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
2016: Steve Burns, Zoo Boise
2015: Lauren McLean, Boise City Council
2014: Theresa McLeod, St. Luke’s Health System
2013: Brian Cronin, Strategies 360
2012: Rachel Winer, Zoo Boise
2011: Larry Koomler, Senior Vice President, Payne Financial Group
Economic Impact Award
The Economic Impact Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to business and economic development. The contribution and leadership of this individual was a catalyst for job creation, smart growth/development, or economic improvement in the Boise Valley. This individual embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking that will lead the Boise Valley to sustained economic prosperity.
2022: Rebecca Hupp, Airport Director, Boise Airport
2019: Tommy Ahlquist, Ball Ventures Ahlquist
2018: Clark Krause, Boise Valley Economic Partnership
2017: Todd Cooper, Wells Fargo & Company
2016: Mayor Tammy de Weerd, City of Meridian
2015: Jeff Shneider, CSHQA
2014: Gary Mahn, Retired Fisher’s Technology
2013: Dave Terrell, Washington Trust Bank
2012: Michael Ballantyne, Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate
2011: Joel Hickman, Idaho District President, KeyBank N.A.
Legacy of Leadership Award
The Legacy of Leadership Award is presented to an individual that demonstrates a history of vision, service and leadership for the betterment of the Boise Valley community. This individual has built a legacy of building other leaders along the way. This individual has established a reputation of character, trust and leadership for others to emulate.
2022: Shari Fernandez, Event Coordinator
2019: Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb
2018: Alice Hennessey
2017: Ray Stark, Boise Metro Chamber
2016: Kris Ormseth, Stoel Rives
2015: Richard Raimondi, Bishop Kelly High School
2014: Ed Dahlberg, Retired St. Luke’s Health System
2013: Ed Zimmer, Retired CEO, ECCO Group
2012: Candice Allphin, U.S. Bank
2011: Jim Everett, President & CEO, Treasure Valley YMCA