22nd Annual Gilbert Community Excellence Awards

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Name: 22nd Annual Gilbert Community Excellence Awards
Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Sponsored by APS, this formal evening is filled with celebration as attendees honor those in the community who have excelled in the areas of business, education and community involvement.

A partnership between the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, Gilbert Public Schools, Higley Unified School District, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, the Town of Gilbert and the Republic Media, the evening is truly a community event!

This event features Gilbert's Culinary Showcase with samplings provided by some of your local, favorite restaurants. A cash bar will be available for the purchase of soda, beer, and wine. Culinary showcase participants include Buffalo Wild Wings, Costco Wholesale, Dragon Wok Fine Chinese Restaurant, Flancer’s Café, Higher Grounds Roastery, Joe’s Real BBQ, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Zappone's Italian Bistro. 

**Please note, the event will not include an intermission this year. The Culinary Showcase will only be open from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Please take this opportunity to enjoy dinner and dessert samplings. The coffee station and cash bar will be open throughout the program. 

2017 Award Recipients

Town of Gilbert
Dianna Erickson, Municipal Volunteer of the Year
Engine 252 and Ladder 253, Tim Dorn Public Safety Award
Dana Berchman, Municipal Employee of the Year

Gilbert Public Schools
Shannon Gowens, Educator of the Year
Barb Zibell, Support Staff of the Year
Marie Ballerino, Volunteer of the Year

Higley Unified School District
Jennifer Robinson, Educator of the Year
Michelle Bogrett, Support Staff of the Year
Caroline Lamoreaux, Volunteer of the Year

Chandler Gilbert Community College
Scott Adamson, PH.D, Educator of the Year
Sharon "Cookie" Potter, Support Staff of the Year

Republic Media
Joe Johnston of Joe's Real BBQ, Beautification Award
Katie Marqueling, Young Hero Award
Eric and Amy Mendoza, Geneva Clay Community Award

Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
Strong Tower Insurance Group, Spirit of Business Award
Val Vista Lakes Community Association, Visionary Award
Jasmine Holmes of 910 West, Leon Uhlhorn Chairman's Award


The Leon Uhlhorn Chairman's Award is presented by
Martin Uhlhorn and Strong Tower Insurance Group

Event Sponsors:

Tier II

  • Newman Realty

Tier III

  • Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus
  • Elaine Kessler Photography
  • Southwest Airlines
Event Sponsors:



The Falls Event Center
4635 E. Baseline Road
Gilbert, AZ  85234

Date/Time Information:
Thursday, November 30, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Sarah Watts
General admission: $55*
*Add $10/person when registering after November 23, 2017

Reserved Table for 8: $440
Reserved seating only; no sponsorship.

Sponsored Table for 8: $800
Sponsored table includes reserved seating for 8, sponsor's name on event program, logo on reserved table signage, and priority placement within area of other sponsored tables.
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