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  • Trails and bike advocate to receive second Chuck Catino Community Leadership Award

    Mar 01, 2017 | Read More News
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    Bill AdamsonBill Adamson is the second recipient of the Chuck Catino Community Leadership Award, named for the longtime volunteer and founder of the Born Again Jocks Association (BAJA) Sporting Club. Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy will present the award to Adamson at the March 7 Board of Supervisors meeting.

    Adamson is a longtime Green Valley resident and trails and bicycle advocate. He co-founded the Santa Cruz Valley Bicycle Advocate Committee and has been a cycling advocate for more than 15 years.  

    Adamson has volunteered on numerous occasions to help the county’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department with trail construction, said Steve Anderson, NRPR planning division manager who nominated Adamson for the honor.

    “Bill was instrumental in securing a $39,000 grant from Freeport McMoran Foundation to create a trail to bridge the 1.9-mile gap between Abrego (Anza) Trailhead to Canoa Preserve Park, the only public park in Green Valley,” Anderson said.

    “Bill Adamson is the prototypical trails and bike paths advocate. He knows how to communicate his wishes, but does it so that everyone wins,” Anderson said. “He’s a truly extraordinary advocate.”

    Nominees for the Catino Award must be at least 45 years of age and be unpaid volunteers. Nominations are accepted each fall, then candidates are recommended to the Parks and Recreation Commission in February. Contact Valerie Samoy at 520-724-5220 for details.

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