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2017 Leaders of the Year

Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix

For Camrae McManaman, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix was the second home that saved her life. Suicide had claimed her dad, and she later ended up in the hospital because of depression and starvation. “Because of the ...

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Katie Prendergast

Ask who’s a rising star at the state Capitol, and people will readily point you to Katie Prendergast, the government affairs representative of Arizona Public Service. Before joining APS, Prendergast served as deputy chief of staff of Maricopa County Supervisor ...

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The DES Case Worker

Just fresh out of high school, Nicole Tegman was working as a bank teller in Long Island, New York, a job she didn’t particularly enjoy, when a neighbor suggested that she explore a job at an agency that was providing ...

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League of Arizona Cities and Towns

Tasked with advancing and defending the interests of municipalities at the state Capitol, the League of Arizona Cities and Towns can never rest. The League’s work is critical in two areas – shared revenues and transportation funding via the Highway ...

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich

Two years after winning a contentious primary election and cruising to victory in the general election in 2015, Mark Brnovich often finds himself in the midst of political stories, both big and small. That’s par for the course, as the ...

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Valley of the Sun United Way

Arizona is fortunate – it is home to some of the biggest, most organized and most effective nonprofit organizations. Among the best is the Valley of the Sun United Way. For nearly a century, the Valley of the Sun United ...

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John McCain – Lifetime Achievement

The English poet William Ernest Henley wrote “Invictus” at the turn of the 19th century, roughly 60 years before the birth of John McCain, but Henley might as well have been contemplating McCain’s life. The poem, read in secret by American ...

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Sen. Kate Brophy McGee

The question is: Which award or recognition has Sen. Kate Brophy McGee not snagged yet this year? From the Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America’s Distinguished Legislator of the Year to a similar award from the Arizona Dental Hygienist Association, ...

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