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WESTMARC Best of the West Finalists Announced

Awards will recognize leaders who are making a difference in the West Valley.


Sintra Hoffman
623.431.0431 ext. 204

Glendale, Arizona (October 15, 2019) – Honoring the West Valley’s best, WESTMARC has selected the finalists for its Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner. There are four categories that will be recognized: Economic Engine, Excellence in Innovation, Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community and Quality of Life Enhancement in Education.

This year WESTMARC received 35 competitive nominations. Below are the finalists in each category.

  • Economic Engine: Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and City of Avondale Coldwater Depot Logistics Center
  • Excellence in Innovation: City of Peoria's Business Concierge and ASU Cybersecurity Education Consortium
  • Quality of Life Enhancement in the Community: West Valley Arts Council and Maryvale Revitalization Corporation’s HERO U Program
  • Quality of Life Enhancement in Education: Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life and Canyon View High School

“The Best of the West Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle, and economy in the West Valley,” said Sintra Hoffman, WESTMARC President and CEO. “WESTMARC is proud to honor these outstanding individuals and organizations making a great impact in the West Valley.”

The 27th Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner will be taking place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the State Farm Stadium, presented by the Arizona Cardinals.

In addition to the four annual awards, the WESTMARC Board of Directors will also present the Inspiration in Leadership award to Littleton School District Superintendent Dr. Roger Freeman and the Regional Advancement award to Mike and Cindy Watts – ASU Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.  This year’s President’s Choice Award recipient is Julie Rees with Triadvocates LLC.

Sponsorship opportunities are available as well as individual and table rates. Please visit for additional information.



WESTMARC—the Western Maricopa Coalition—is a public-private partnership of the 15 communities, the business community and the educational sector in the West Valley. WESTMARC is committed to our members’ success and to our mission of enhancing economic development and promoting quality of life in the West Valley.



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